Surfrider Foundation South Jersey Chapter will be at the Brigantine Farmer’s Market/Green Fest on Saturday August 16th to educate residents on issues caused by single-use plastic bags. Visit our tent to get a free reusable bag! We encourage you to read this article by Surfrider member and Brigantine resident, Marjorie Preston, to learn more about our Bag It Brig Campaign.
Why I stopped using single-use plastic bags, and support the campaign to ban them in Brigantine by Marjorie Preston
Our Coastal Zones are at risk for being developed with no regard for climate change, future storms or sea level rise! Please take a few minutes to learn more about the proposed changes to our coastal development rules and then make your comment as instructed below to let our lawmakers know this is not acceptable!
1. Visit: http://www.nj.gov/dep/rules/comments/
2. Choose Docket #03-14-04
3. Add a comment
A. I am deeply concerned that the proposed coastal development rule changes do not incorporate lessons learned from the devastation to New Jersey coastal communities from Superstorm Sandy, calling for increased development in hazardous coastal areas.
B. The proposed coastal development rule changes do not take into account climate change, future storms, or rises in sea level along the Jersey Shore, which is a recipe for future disasters.
C. A proposed new class of permit, “permit-by-certification” is also cause for concern, as this will allow permit seekers to obtain a permit automatically through a website, without review by NJDEP staff.
D. I believe New Jersey residents should be given more time to understand and comment on these important coastal development rule changes—please extend the comment period and hold more question and answer sessions for the public along the Jersey Shore.
The hatchet job at the Pinelands Commission has commenced in full force. Christie sacked two anti-pipeline Commissioners and nominated two “yes men” for the pipeline following the Cumberland Freeholders’ ejection of their anti-pipeline Commissioner
Busy weekend coming up! We will be at the Marine Mammal Stranding Center’s 5K Run for the Animals and have an International Surfing Day planning meeting this Saturday. Get more event details here.
In cooperation with Stockton Action Volunteers for the Environment (S. A. V. E.), Go Green Galloway and the Environmental Education Fund, we are hosting a free screening of Bag It!
Bag It! follows “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he tries to make sense of our dependence on plastic bags. Although his quest starts out small, Jeb soon learns that the problem extends past landfills to oceans, rivers and ultimately human health. The average American