January 24, 2011 | 1 Comment

Core Volunteer Training!

Interested in volunteering for surfrider, but aren’t sure how to start?

Join us for our core volunteer training on Jan. 29th to learn about volunteer   opportunities, what being a Surfrider volunteer entails, and to meet current  Surfrider volunteers.

Lunch will be provided.

Saturday, January 29 · 11:30am – 1:00pm

Monmouth Beach Cultural Center

128 Ocean Avenue
Monmouth Beach, NJ
January 22, 2011

Surfrider Volunteers Cleanup Asbury Beach

In frigid conditions 15 Jersey Shore Surfrider members spent two hours cleaning up the surfers/dog beach in Asbury Park.  Join us next Saturday for our Core Volunteer Training to see how you can get involved.

Here is some video from the cleanup:

Weather Report

Beach Cleanup Findings I

Beach Cleanup Findings II

This Beach Needs Another Dog Poop Station

January 20, 2011

Dark Fall Film Showing & Chapter Social

Date:1/20/11 Time: 6:30 – 9:00 (film starts at 7:00)   Location: Trinity and the Pope, 649 Mattison Ave, Asbury Park, NJ

FYI: All food at 20% and drinks at Happy Hour prices, and admission is free.

The Surfrider Foundation-Jersey Shore Chapter is presenting a social with film “Dark Fall” winner of the 2010 New York Surf Film Festival in category of Best Feature Film and Viewers Choice awards. Features NJ surfers in a film by Alex DePhillipo and Andrew Gessler about a small southern NJ surf community as they surf the NJ coast as well as across the globe. See film details: http://darkfallthemovie.com/

January 7, 2011 | 1 Comment

Don’t relent on access

Asbury Park Press Editorial: Don’t relent on access

January 4, 2011

The vast majority of New Jerseyans — 82 percent of them — want shore towns that get public money for beach replenishment to offer better public access to those newly widened beaches, according to a newly released Rutgers-Eagleton poll.

No surprise there. If all of us pay for the sand that makes the beaches wider and protects a small number of affluent property owners from a storm surge, why shouldn’t everyone have easy access to those beaches?

But draft rules released by the state Department of Environmental Protection in August carry no such obligation. That must change. Final rules will be issued within a few weeks. A 60-day public comment period will follow, with adoption of the rules expected to be in place before Memorial Day.

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January 4, 2011 | 1 Comment

Poll: Improved beaches should be open to public

Posted: Monday, January 3, 2011 3:08 pm | Updated: 3:04 pm, Tue Jan 4, 2011.

Associated Press | pressofAtlanticCity.com

A new poll finds most New Jerseyans want shore towns that get public money for beach replenishment to offer better public access to those newly widened beaches.

The state Department of Environmental Protection plans to issue new beach access rules later this month, designed to balance the public’s right to use beaches against the cost to towns and property owners of providing public access.

A Rutgers-Eagleton survey paid for by the Surfrider Foundation, a beach access group, found more than 82 percent of those surveyed want towns that get beach replenishment funds to provide better public access.

The proposed rules currently under legal review by the DEP contain no such requirement.

“The real solution here is for the state legislature to take this up and pass a law relating to beach access,” said John Weber, the Surfrider Foundation’s northeast regional manager.

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