Surfrider Foundation:Last Public Meeting for New (No) Beach Access Rules
Come out to tell the Governor we want him to start over on his beach access rules!
Dear Surfrider Supporter,
This monthly update will be short and sweet.
Thank you to all the volunteers that came out to pack the Asbury Park City Council meeting and the over 250 that came out to our Memorial Day rally. We have sent a clear message to the AP City Council and our statewide representatives that we will not allow them to turn the north end beach of Asbury Park into high-end townhomes. Check out the photo from the rally on saveasburypark.surfrider.org . Check the site again soon for more photos from Saturday’s rally and campaign next steps. If you have not signed up for our Save Asbury Park campaign e-mail updates, you can do that at the site as well.
Access is now the focus. This Thursday will be the fourth and final public hearing on the new (no) access rules. This is the only hearing that is being held in the evening. We need to turn out our supporters and all beach users in force! This new rule is disastrous for some locations and is a step in the wrong direction for all beaches. By disregarding the Public Trust Doctrine the DEP and Governor Christie are making our public beaches less accessible, not more. Pass the details of this hearing on to everyone you know. The public hearing is at 7 pm on Thursday June 2nd at the Long Beach Township Court Room (6805 Long Beach Boulevard – Brant Beach), Long Beach Island.
If you want to submit written comments, please check the details here . Written comments must be submitted by Friday, June 3rd.
Don’t forget about our Chapter meeting this month on June 11th at Monmouth Beach Cultural Center. Starting at 10 am we will have guest speaker Cara Muscio from Rutgers to talk about rain gardens and water quality.
Keep up the good fight and I hope to see you soon!
Chair, Jersey Shore Chapter