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September 8, 2014

September 2014 Chapter Meeting Tomorrow!

Chapter Meeting tomorrow, Tuesday Sept 9, 6:30-8:30 at the Brigantine Community Center, 265 42nd St S, Brigantine, NJ 08203!

Please join us for the latest news about our ongoing efforts to reduce the use of single use plastic bags in Brigantine & NJ, learn about our Ocean Friendly Garden initiative and get more info about volunteering at upcoming events including Hammonton’s Green Day, the Spooks and Kooks Surf Contest and hey if you become a member/renew your membership you will be registered to win an entry in the first ever #stretchsweatgetwet TRYathalon in Sea Isle City!

We’ll have some pizza too if you don’t have time for dinner prior!

August 29, 2014

Volunteers Needed!

We have a couple fun volunteer opportunities upcoming and are looking to fill a role on our Executive Committee. Please email Beth, our Chapter Chair, at chair@southjersey.surfrider.org if you have questions:
1.  Manning a table at Hammonton Green Day, September 13th, from 10am-4pm. Set up starts at 10am and break down is at 4pm. We will be providing educational materials and talking to attendees about Surfrider activities while offering eco-themed face painting for kids! Email Beth to volunteer.
Staffing the lululemon athletica Sagemore #stretchsweatgetwet TRYathlon on Sunday September 14th. This unique TRYathlon will feature beach yoga, a 5K run, and a 3-mile stand up-paddle. Our Chapter is fortunate to receive every dollar of the event registration as a donation! Please email Kim, koberg@lululemon.com, lululemon’s Assistant Manager and Event Coordinator if you would like to volunteer.
Our Chapter is seeking a new Secretary for our Executive Committee. The Secretary takes minutes at monthly meetings and distributes them to attendees and members, sends Chapter emails like this one, and updates our website, among other things. No experience with this stuff? Don’t worry! We can teach you. Please email Meaghan, our Chapter Volunteer Coordinator, at volunteercoordinator@southjersey.surfrider.org to learn more or get involved.

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August 15, 2014

Don’t Leave Our Kids Holding the Bag

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

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July 27, 2014

Time for Activism on NJ Coastal Development Rules

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

Sample comments:

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.

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June 3, 2014

Dune Grass Planting in Stone Harbor

On Sunday June 1st volunteers gathered in Stone Harbor to root 1,000 dune grass plants surrounding the dune pass through at 90th Street beach. Thank you to the United Methodist Church for donating these plants!  Here are some photos from our event.
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May 21, 2014

Christie Wants Pro-Pipeline Commissioners

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
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May 1, 2014

Run for the Animals & Plan ISD

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.

And don’t forget to mention Jack Johnson to win tickets to his sold out show in Philly
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April 7, 2014

Bag It Showing with S.A.V.E, Friday April 25, 2014, 7:00pm

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
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April 4, 2014

First Saturday Committee Meeting Tomorrow!

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!

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March 19, 2014

Jack Johnson All At Once Partnership

The Surfrider Foundation South Jersey Chapter is excited to announce that we are a 2014 All At Once nonprofit partner and will attend Jack Johnson’s concert at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia on June 6, 2014
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