Support beach and tidal access in New Jersey by sending a message to your elected officials in support of New Jersey Assembly Bill A.4221. This bill was sponsored by Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin as a companion to Senate Bill S.1074 to protect public access to tidal waterfronts for bathing, swimming, fishing, and other shore-related activities.
New Jersey’s shore and riverfront communities are diverse, active places, where people come to enjoy the tidal waters and the waterfront. The protection of tidal waterways and their shores is necessary for a variety of reasons including tourism and recreation. Bill S.1074 will also address chronic problems that limit public access to tidal waters, such as inadequate parking, restroom facilities, walkover structures, and handicapped access.
Without clarification and direction to the NJ Department of Environmental Protection, municipalities and private landowners have attempted and will continue their attempts to limit parking, close off access points, and restrict the public from enjoying beaches and waterfronts the public has a right to access.
We need your help to ensure that this bill passes. Please take a minute and send a message to your state representatives!