Come help us plant dune grass on Saturday, March 29th in Seaside Park. If you can’t attend, please donate to help us defray the cost of 20,000 plants by clicking the donate button below. Any amount helps, $28 buys us 100 plants.
Please RSVP to the Facebook Event here.
The Department of Interior is moving forward with seismic testing in the Mid- and South Atlantic ocean to assess oil and gas resources. The proposed tests will employ loud and continuous sound blasts that will cause major impacts to marine wildlife and the ecosystem.
Please take action below to oppose seismic testing off the Atlantic coast.
Seismic testing will produce devastating impacts on marine mammals, sea turtles, fishes, and other marine life. The blasts from seismic airguns have been shown to interfere with the mating, feeding, communication, and migration activities of numerous species, including the endangered Right Whale (photo).
Furthermore, offshore drilling is inherently polluting and dangerous, and it will not solve our nation’s energy needs. According to the Department of Energy, fully developing all of our recoverable offshore oil reserves would lower pump prices by only 3 cents. Such a tradeoff is not worth the risk to our coastal economies, including tourism, recreation, and commercial fishing.
Public comments are due by March 26th. Please send to:
Mr. Howard Ruben(Howard.Ruben@usace.army.mil)
Jenifer Thalhauser (Jenifer.E.Thalhauser@usace.army.mil)
Donald Cresitello (Donald.email@example.com)
Here is a link to a letter from our former Chair, Joe Woerner, to the ACOE. This letter is a personal statement and does not represent the offical position of the Jersey Shore Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation.
Public Money Going to Beaches with Limited Beach Access
Unintended Consequence for Deal Lake: Replenished sand from the Asbury Park project is already clogging the Deal Lake flume, harming fish habitat and endangering private property.
When: Friday, March 21, 5 PM
Where: Deal Lake flume/8th Avenue jetty in Asbury Park
Who: Fishermen, Surfers, Deal Lake Supporters, Coastal Advocates, and Concerned Citizen
What: Press Rally
Why: The Army Corps of Engineers is taking public comment until March 25th on their proposal to replenish beaches from Loch Arbour to Elbron. This publicly funded project would replenish beaches that provide limited public access, notch 6 existing jetties, and have negative impacts on Deal Lake and its flume.
Here is how you can help Asbury Park Rebuild its north end beach by Design.
3. Submit a Letter of Support - If you are part of a neighborhood, civic, environmental, or community group and would like to submit a letter of support please see the
4. Attend the Parade – the next event in Asbury Park, the Rebuild One City parade and party on March 22.
The Sasaki/Rutgers/Arup team of Rebuild by Design has developed a plan that directly addresses environmental issues that correlate to damage wrought by Superstorm Sandy. The plan proposes fortifying our beaches with natural dunes and vegetation, increasing the capacity of streets and coastal lakes to handle storm water runoff, and increasing the ecological vitality of those coastal lakes. Their plan also includes creating a natural connection between the east and west sides of Asbury Park. Check out their Asbury Park designs here.
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.