LONG BRANCH - City officials in Long Branch are trying to keep the Takanassee Lake from swallowing its own shore line.

Officials are applying for a $250,000 grant from Monmouth County to beef up anti-erosion efforts around the lake. Like Us on Facebook

The money would also be used to create a walking path and bike lane.

The city plans to combine the county funds along with $250,000 of its own to pay for the shoreline improvement project.