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
Please join us at our “First Saturday” meeting this Saturday April 5, 2014, 8:30am at the OC Surf Cafe!
First Saturday meetings will be for Committees and event planning so please come share an hour and help us find ways to raise awareness of our Chapter through community events so we can continue to protect and enjoy our ocean, waves and beaches!
Our Blue Ocean Drinks this week will be meeting up with Hammonton Green Committee and Sustainable Galloway at The Avenue in Egg Harbor City! Please join us and other green-minded folks from the local community for, as Hammonton Green Committee says “some conversation about the environment, gardening for food and for wildlife, agriculture in cities and the countryside, natural and organic food, buying local, open space and getting outdoors in nature, green architecture, jobs, social justice-and MORE!”
Please note the change of location!
Surfrider Foundation South Jersey Chapter’s monthly meeting will be TOMORROW (Sat.2/1/14) at Goochie Brothers at 4208 Harbour Beach Blvd, Brigantine, at 1:30pm (Goochie brothers is in the big shopping center on Brig-make a right at the first light you come to after coming over the bridge from AC, shopping center and Goochie Brothers on your left). Yay! See you there!