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!
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 email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com to learn more or get involved.
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