This is the event for you! Asbury Park has two teams in the final ten of the Rebuild by Design contest. Rebuild by Design is a unique competition that responds to Hurricane Sandy by asking the world’s most talented design professionals to envision solutions that increase resilience across the Sandy-affected region. The winner(s) will receive HUD funds to implement their dynamic designs. That means potential big time investment in Asbury Park.
The Sasaki Team is designing a project that would protect the north end of our boardwalk with a mixture of a dune-boardwalk hybrid, protection of our coastal lakes, and control of storm and flood waters. Please come out to the Showroom in Asbury Park on Tuesday March 4th at 7 pm to find out more about this project and what you can do to make it a reality.
When: Tuesday, March 4th, 7 -9 pm
Where: The Showroom, 707 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park
What: Your input is needed by the Sasaki Associates, Rutgers University and ARUP who will lead a discussion exploring post-Sandy ideas for imporving the natural ecology, protecting the shore, preparing for weather events, and preserving the “beach” culture.
Who: Anyone who cares about Asbury Park and the Jersey Shore
Find out your own protection priorities here.
Jersey Shore Chapter Campaign Planning Meeting!
Sunday January 26, 2014 4PM-7PM, Belmar Surf Taco
Join us for tacos, beers and 2014 Campaign Planning!
Come join us for one more dune grass planting in 2013! We will be planting over 20,000 plugs of dune grass in Lavallette on Saturday, December 21st. Meet at 10am at the Philadelphia Ave Beach Entrance.
Wear weather appropriate clothes, bring garden gloves (if you care if your hands get dirty), and bring an old shovel, ruler, or broom handle to dig the holes for plugs.
All are welcome!
For more information Check out our Facebook Event!
The Chapter turned out volunteers to help plant a Maritime Forest in Bradley Beach NJ in September 2013. This project was the brainchild of Captain Al Modjeski of AECOM and it was facilitated through the Bradley Beach Environmental Commission and the many partners that Captain Al put together.
We just realized this was an Ocean Friendly Garden on a grand scale so we pitched in with volunteers.
Jersey Shore Chapter Fall Dune Planting
We have purchased 35,000 plugs to plant this fall.
Come out and help us strengthen our coasts during our last two plantings this fall!
Wear weather appropriate clothes, bring garden gloves (if you care if your hands get dirty), bring an old broom handle to dig the holes for plugs.
We will also be doing Beach Clean-ups at each event!
Thank you to everyone who helped out in Ship Bottom and Asbury Park. Check out our facebook page for pictures from the events.
The Chapter has purchased 35,000 dune grass “plugs” (bare root material) for the above plantings in addition to providing the volunteers. We plan to do more in the Spring. Help us defray the cost of this natural form of beach protection and replenishment. You can donate any amount but $14 buys 100 plugs of dune grass. We’ll still get the truck rentals and the light refreshments for volunteers. But please consider $14 to help us plant even more dune grass.
Today starts JERSEY SHORE SURFRIDER’s PICK UP 3 MONTH
to support Surfrider’s Rise Above Plastics Month
Our goal is to raise awareness of the dangers of plastic pollution and focus on finding solutions.
“The other day I was jogging on the beach and ran into large pieces of Styrofoam. I almost ran past it not wanting to disrupt my run, but then a piece got grabbed by a wave and it was a no-brainer. So I spent about 5 minutes ridiculously chasing it around, pulling pieces out of the break, trying not to get my shoes wet. With an armful of sandy Styrofoam, I trudged my way up to the boardwalk, stuffed it in a garbage can and continued on my run feeling good. In ten minutes, 15 harmful pieces of plastic were kept out of the guts of sea creatures and birds.”
Pick Up 3 is a simple worldwide effort to pick up three pieces of trash whenever you are outside.
On your beach run, after a sunset surf session, walking your dog, going to your car – PICK UP 3
It doesn’t have to be on the beach. Trash on the streets ends up in the ocean.
If each of you picks up 3 once a day that’s 12,000 pieces of trash out of the ocean every day!
We’d like to keep a tally so here are 4 ways to tell us about your pick-ups…
1. Reply to this email or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your tally each day/week/at the end of the month. Feel free to share photos and stories.
2. Post on our Facebook page
3. Post photos to Instagram using #jerseypickup3 (follow us surfriderjerseyshore)
4. Post on Twitter #jerseypickup3 (SurfriderJSC)
We’re starting 3 days late so GET STARTED TODAY!
With your pile of trash you pick up each day you can also participate in…
Surfrider’s ONE FOOT AT A TIME Plastic Clean Up Contest
Download templates to print out here and design your own plastics art.
I made this cigarette butt design last year and won awesome prizes.
You could win a surfboard!
We will have templates there. Come on out and help protect our beaches and ocean!
You can also bring your templates to any of the other Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweeps along the coast on October 19th!