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January 28, 2016

Rally Against Offshore Drilling

Please join us for a Press Conference and Rally against offshore oil drilling with both of our US Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, as well as Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. It will take place on Sunday, January 31st, at 1:30 PM on the boardwalk in Asbury Park. 
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January 18, 2016

Surfrider Holiday Membership Drive Rocks Beach Haus

The crew at The Holiday membership drive in Belmar

The holidays are all about getting together with old friends and sharing memories while looking forward to the year ahead. This year, our chapter hosted a little get together in order to bring together members of the past, present, and hopefully, future. This membership drive had a festive air with all the fixings including good food catered by 10th Ave Burrito and Surf Taco, mellow tunes, and great local brews served up by Beach Haus.

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We got to see some Jersey Shore Chapter members of the past meshing with the current members as well as some new folks attracted by the good vibes and good deal, which included a Surfrider pint glass, free food, and a couple of beers on the house. Plus, one lucky attendee got an early gift in the form of a slightly used surfboard.

The result was an awesome evening full of good times with good people, and over 40 new members ready to tackle all the issues that Monmouth and Ocean County face in 2016. Things like fighting offshore oil drilling in the Atlantic, beach access issues, and runoff in the Barnegat Bay. If you missed out on the good times in December, but want to get involved in 2016, we’ve got plenty of volunteer opportunities coming up that we could use your help on. Contact us today to see how you can help protect our coastline.

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December 15, 2015

Vacated Street-Ends in Deal

Back in the 1990’s, the Chapter challenged Deal’s ordinance whereby they were ticketing surfers.  As part of that effort we took a cursory look at the street ends in Deal that we think were vacated by the town. We believe these street ends were given to the adjacent property owners but this needs more investigation. Here is the memo from the 1990’s looking into the issue as a pdf

https://jerseyshore.surfrider.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Deal-Street-Ends.pdf


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December 11, 2015

Beach Fee Opinion-Editorial in Asbury Park Press

Published online today, December 10, 2015 and it will be in Sunday’s paper. Thank you to the Asbury Park Press for their for publishing this and for their attention to this matter over the years.

http://www.app.com/story/opinion/columnists/2015/12/11/weber-flush-cash-beach-towns-lower-fees/77139570/
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December 11, 2015

Comments on Long Beach Township’s Public Access Plan

As mentioned previously, Long Beach Township has submitted their Municipal Public Access Plan to the State. Everyone should read the plan, and submit comments as you see fit.

Our comments are pasted below as text only.  A PDF version of these comments is also linked here.
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