As part of an environmental program to protect at-risk ospreys, Jersey Central Power & Light line workers have relocated seven existing nests to nearby platforms that were installed in Monmouth and Ocean Counties.
To date, a dozen ospreys have returned to relocated nests in Bayville, Monmouth Beach, Oceanport, Ocean Township and Spring Lake Heights.
By using pre-made nesting platforms, combined with JCP&L’s expertise in setting new poles, company personnel were able to do most of the work relocating the osprey nests. The platforms were built to meet New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection specifications.
The goal of the program was to move the nests before the birds were injured or caused an interruption of service to customers.