Deal Island is getting $70-thousand to help deal with the effects of shore erosion.

WBOC reports it is part of the Maryland Coastal Resiliency Grant for design and permit approvals to be submitted to the state next month.

The initial designs have already been drawn up but have not yet been provided to the public.

Coastal Planner for the Chesapeake and Coastal Service says the plan will replace sand dunes and land mass lost to erosion.

Delaware Coastal Cleanup website

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Environmental officials say Delaware's annual coastal cleanup netted almost four tons of trash from the state's waterways and coastline this year.

The cleanup effort involved almost 1,600 volunteers who picked up 3.8 tons of trash from 47 sites along 75 miles of shoreline stretching from Wilmington to Fenwick Island.

Officials say about one-quarter of the trash collected consisted of recyclables, mostly aluminum cans and glass and plastic beverage bottles.

Don Rush

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A project will soon get underway to better protect a stretch of Norfolk shoreline from storm damage.

WAVY-TV reports that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will start the $34.5 million project this month. The Corps will put 1.2 million cubic yards of sand along 7.3 miles.

The section of beach goes from the Willoughby Spit near the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel to an area near Little Creek Inlet. The Corps says this largely residential area sits "virtually unprotected."