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Monmouth University is hosting a timely and important program titled “Dunes, More Dunes, and Dough” on May 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon in Wilson Hall. Panelists will discuss topics impacting the Jersey Shore, including who should pay for beach dunes and renourishment and the legal aspects and the public policy issues of how best to protect properties along the shore in the most cost-efficient manner. Registration required by May 3; please e-mail Theresa Lowy at

Speakers include former Chief Justice James R. Zazzali; Peter Wegener, Esq. (representing property owners); Larry Shapiro, Esq. (representing municipal interests); David Apy, Esq. from the Jersey Shore Partnership; Mayor of Long Beach Township Joe Mancini; Assemblyman David Wolfe; and Dave Rosenblatt from the New Jersey DEP.

The event is sponsored by Monmouth University’s Kislak Real Estate Institute and Urban Coast Institute.


8:30 a.m. Registration & Light Breakfast – Wilson Hall Auditorium

8:50 a.m. Welcome: Peter Reinhart, Director, Kislak Real Estate Institute, Monmouth University

8:55 a.m. Introductions: Tony MacDonald, Director, Urban Coast Institute, Monmouth University

9 a.m. Panel 1 – Harvey Cedars and Sandy: Implications for Easements, Dunes, and Beach Restoration

Moderator: Peter Reinhart, Director, Kislak Real Estate Institute

Panelists: David Apy, Esq., Saul Ewing LLC; Larry Shapiro, Esq., Ansell, Grimm & Aaron; Peter H. Wegener, Esq., Bathgate Wegener & Wolf PC; The Honorable James R. Zazzali, former Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court, Monmouth University Distinguished Public Servant in Residence.

10:15 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. Panel 2 – Public Officials Perspectives: Easements, Dunes, and Beach Restoration

Moderator: Tony MacDonald, Director, Urban Coast Institute

Panelists: Assemblyman David W. Wolfe, NJ District 10; Dave Rosenblatt, NJDEP Office of Coastal Engineering; Mayor Joseph Mancini, Long Beach Township

11:45 a.m. – Noon, Summary Remarks, Peter Reinhart and Tony MacDonald