A beach replenishment experiment on the east end of Cape May's beaches has resulted in a stretch of sand littered with large rocks.  Now the city officials have enlisted the U.S. Army to help with the clean up.

The $9 million dollar winter replenishment project involved a fair amount of sand dredging.  After several passes the rocks began to appear, but the question of why has not been disclosed.

City Manager Bruce MacLeoud says plans are in place to have 3,300 tons of rocks removed by a Virginia firm recommended by the U.S. Army Corps.  However, the clean up will not be completed in time for Memorial Day Weekend, so beachgoers may need to find a new favorite stretch of sand.  According to The Press of Atlantic City the project is expected to be finished by mid-June.