Beach Haven Dune Planting: A True Community Effort

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ― Margaret Mead, American Anthropologist. Lin Van Name was on a mission! After Lin had witnessed the destruction and then rebuilding of the Long Beach Island dunes during what is known as [...]

Restore after Sandy-A Neighbor’s Story

As one of many homes destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, William Halbeisen, retired and living in Beach Haven West, is still trying to recover and re-build his residence 10 months later. Facing challenges like funding, qualifying for grants and finding temporary housing has become part of his daily routine. Currently, William is alternating between living [...]