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 email@example.com 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!
STAND UP FOR YOUR OCEAN
Attend the inaugural public meetings of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body (RPB) September 24th and 25th and let them know the importance of surfing to our coastal communities, economy, and culture.
What: Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body (RPB) Public Meetings
When: 10:30AM-7PM Tuesday and 9:30AM-5:30PM Wednesday Sept. 24-25
Where: Wilson Hall Auditorium, Monmouth University, 400 Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch, New Jersey, 07764
Who: Anyone Who Cares About Our Ocean and Coasts!
For more info and to RSVP click here.
If no one shows up to talk about surfing, but 50 people show up to talk about fishing, boating, ports, offshore energy, etc, the RPB might get the idea that nobody really surfs in the Mid-Atlantic. Showing up makes a difference.
Join the Bradley Beach Environmental Commission and Jersey Shore Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation in planting Bradley Beach’s first maritime forest. The forest will be located on Fletcher Lake, to the north of the Ocean Avenue parking area.
For more information or to RSVP go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/545540438844343/
Please register in advance so we can get a good head count for food and save us time and a lot of effort that day!
Online Registration form here
$35 now, plus $10 for extra Divisions like Clown or Tandem.
3 WAYS TO PAY!!
New School - Pay in advance using Pay Pal and Credit cards here
Half New School - After completing the online form above Pay by check to PO Box 760, Belmar, NJ 07719
Old school – Print the Paper Registration Form here and mail w/ check.
Please Register in Advance! We are not charging more for payment day of but it will help greatly if you preregister!
Our August meeting will be held Thursday, August 22 at the Asbury Park Yacht Club, located at the 2nd Ave pavilion on the Asbury Park Boardwalk.
Our executive board meeting will be held at 7pm. Topics to be discussed will include: Manasquan Longboard Classic, Rethink the Jersey Shore, and fall dune planting.
Join us at 8pm to watch Jaws on the Asbury Park Beach.
All are welcome!