April 4, 2011

New beach rules would let towns propose plans

DEP chief: There will be no loss of access

April 3, 2011; Asbury Park Press – Kirk Moore.  Read the story here.

Read the Associated Press story here and the Press of Atlantic City story here.

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March 26, 2011

Purchase Machado Pony Ticket at Lightly Salted, $12

A few Chapter tickets will remain available at the location below for purchase of $12 to see Rob Machado at the Stone Pony on April 29th. See show details  https://jerseyshore.surfrider.org/events/2011-04-29/

Lightly Salted on the Asbury Park Boardwalk. Located at Third Avenue Pavilion next to the Langosta Lounge, Phone Number: 732.455.3275.


March 26, 2011 | 1 Comment

N.J. environmental group wants proposed coastal access rules to allow urban residents use of bays, rivers

Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 12:47 PM    By The Associated Press See the Star Ledger article here. Listen to the 101.5 story here.
Armando Fontoura stands along the banks of the Passaic River in Newark


NEWARK — Carol Johnston grew up in Newark, barely aware that it had a river.

“It was locked away behind dirty, rusty fences” or other barriers,” she said.

Yet like the state’s 127 miles of sandy ocean beaches, urban rivers and bays are supposed to be just as accessible to the public under the law.

But proposed changes to the state’s coastal access rules could have a big impact in urban and industrialized parts of the state, according to a coalition of environment and beach access groups who want the proposed rules to be improved. They say a rewrite of coastal access rules due out next month doesn’t ensure that the residents of poor or urban communities can fish, walk along or even look at rivers or bays.

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March 15, 2011

N.J. beach access advocacy groups urge Christie to scrap public access plan

We got some great press in our opposition to the rule proposal of the Christie Administration concerning beach and tidal water access. Full AP story below

Wednesday, March 09, 2011, 6:00 PM

The Associated Press By The Associated Press
See The Star Ledger Article here on nj.com and the Asbury Park Press Story here on app.com

ATLANTIC CITY — New Jersey’s main beach access advocacy groups have called on Gov. Chris Christie to scrap a plan to let individual shore towns decide what level of public access should be required of them.
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March 12, 2011

Surfrider Members Clean-up Asbury Park Beach

15 Jersey Shore Chapter members came out on this almost spring Sunday to clean up Asbury Park’s 5th Avenue Beach.  The amount of plastics found on this one small beach was unbelievable.

The Jersey Shore Chapter is looking for someone to head up a Rise Above Plastics (RAP) campaign here at the Jersey Shore. Check out the Rise Above Plastics Blog to see what a campaign here in NJ might look like. Let us know if you are interested.

Thanks to all the volunteers who came out today to help clean-up the beach!


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