November 7, 2016 | Number of The Day
Unusual tax credit for Barnegat Bay property owners

If you own property within 1,000 feet of Barnegat Bay or its tributaries, you may soon be able to get a $250 tax credit for replacing your lawn with gravel. The state Senate Environment and Energy committee has released a bill that would allow the tax credit for those property owners who replace grass lawns with stone, crushed shells, or other similar materials. The idea is to reduce fertilizer from running off into the bay. Property owners with existing stone or crushed-shell lawns would also be eligible for the benefit.