South Jersey Chapter

April Chapter Meeting

Please join us for the April Chapter Meeting!

Ride into spring and join us at our Chapter Meeting on April 9th @ 6:30pm at OC Public Library. We will be discussing upcoming volunteer opportunities, our campaigns and programs such as Ocean Friendly Restaurants (OFR), Ocean Friendly Gardens (OFG), our Hands Across the Sand event, and hear from our Vice Chair Bill and OFG co-lead Carol about their recent trip to the Florida Keys in which they volunteered with and gained insight from another Surfrider chapter, as well as donated to the Conch Republic Marine Army. come out and help as we prepare for the start of the season!

Pizza will be provided. Please RSVP

Surfrider South Jersey Receives Grant to Build Ocean Friendly Gardens

Surfrider South Jersey has been awarded grant money from the Cape May Beach Plum Association to award two partners to build ocean friendly gardens in Cape May County. We will award two $1000 grants to put towards each garden.

An Ocean Friendly Garden promotes conservation, permeability, and retention (CPR) to revive our watersheds and oceans. It mimics nature and provides multiple benefits.

“The Ocean Friendly Gardens program of the Surfrider Foundation South Jersey Chapter encourages local residents to create a garden for their home town. The use of low-maintenance, water-conserving native plants promotes responsible landscaping.  This is an ideal way to show children how to enjoy the outdoors, while sharing the garden with birds and butterflies.”

We will work with the partners to create an Ocean Friendly Garden in a highly visible location. The partners must agree to maintain the garden long-term.

Are you interested in applying? Follow the link here to apply. Applications are due by April 30th, 2019 and the two best projects will be selected by May 15, 2019.

If you have any specific questions please email: vicechair@southjersey.surfrider.orgA

Rain Barrel Workshop

Please join us for a rain barrel workshop in Cape May Court House!

Surfrider South Jersey has partnered with the Cape May County Library (CMCL) for a hand-on workshop to build your own rain barrel that you will take home. Rain barrels are a great way to conserve water, to supply non-chlorinated water for gardening and to keep excess water out of the stormwater system.

We will also learn about problems associated with stormwater runoff, ways to conserve water in you home, and watershed friendly landscaping techniques. Tools and supplies will be provided. 

Event Date: Saturday, April 27th, 1-4pm

Where: Cape May Court House Library, 30 Mechanic St, Cape May Courthouse

Cost: $30 paid on day of event. Includes:
the lecture, hands-on workshop, and taking the completed barrel home!

Registration: will open on Monday, March 18 with limited spaces. You can register in person, via phone at 609-463-6386. You can also register online if you have a valid CMCL card: 

Registrants from people from outside the county who do not have a card and can still register them with a visitor pass.

New South Jersey Ocean Friendly Restaurants

We would like to welcome 4 new ocean friendly restaurants in the South Jersey area. These restaurants have met the ocean friendly standards as outline on our Ocean Friendly Restaurant page here .

Harry’s Ocean Bar and Grille, 1025 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ

On the Rocks Dockside Grill, 1200 Lincoln Blvd, North Cape May, NJ

Mudhen Brewing Co, 127 W, Rio Grande Ave, Wildwood, NJ

The Bailey Grind , 3016 U.S. 9, Ocean View, NJ 

Act Now! NJ Plastics Bill Push

Surfrider needs your help passing legislation in New Jersey that would reduce plastic pollution on our beaches and in our waterways!

There are 2 ways to help

Call your State elected officials today

Put in your address on this website to find out who your officials are:

Find you legislator

Then say this when they pick up: I live in your district and I support NJ bills S2776 and A4330 to reduce plastic pollution. That’s all it takes! Phone calls make a huge difference, help us reduce plastic pollution in New Jersey!

Go to Surfrider Action Alert page

Go to the Action Alert page and contact your legislators.

Surfrider South Jersey Chapter Receives Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award

Please join us in congratulating our chapter in receiving the Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award on December 10th, 2018 along with Sustainable Downbeach.

The Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards recognize outstanding environmental performance, programs and projects in New Jersey. 

Surfrider and Sustainable Downbeach were recognized for their numerous efforts including but not limited to the support the single-use bag fee in Ventnor and a single-use plastic ban in Atlantic County parks.  Both groups are also supporting the single-use plastic ban in Brigantine. 

The complete article detailing the award can be found here.

Check out additional details on our programs and campaigns here.

To get involved in Surfrider South Jersey – please join one of our meetings or events and/or become a member.

DEP Commissioner Catherine McCabe and First Lady Tammy Murphy hands Beth Kwart the Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award.
Beth Kwart – Chair of the Surfrider Foundation’s South Jersey Chapter, Longport Mayor Nick Russo, Diane Birkbeck of the Ventnor Green Team, Steve Jasecki of the Sustainable Downbeach, Monica Coffey of Sustainable Downbeach, and Meaghan Netherby of Surfrider’s South Jersey Chapter.

November Chapter Meeting

Please join us for the November Chapter Meeting

November Cleanup

Please join us on November 4th for beach cleanup!

Our List Ocean Friendly Restaurants is Growing

Our list of Ocean Friendly Restaurants is growing in South Jersey.  We have added 6 new restaurants bringing our total to 9!  For more information on what constitutes an Ocean Friendly Restaurant and/or how your establishment can join – please visit our program page here:

Please visit Ocean Friendly Restaurants in South Jersey:

Bandanas Mexican Grille & Ice Cream, 5607 Atlantic Avenue, Wildwood Crest, NJ

Buddha Bar Cafe at Golden Buddha Yoga, 841 Central Avenue, Ocean City, NJ

Jon & Patty’s Coffee Bar Bistro, 637 Asbury Ave, Ocean City, NJ

OC Surf Cafe, 715 E 8th St, Ocean City, NJ

Good Earth Organic Eatery, 600 Park Blvd, West Cape May, NJ

Exit 0 Filling Station, 110 Sunset Blvd, Cape May, NJ

Enlightened Cafe, 6414 Ventnor Avenue, Ventnor, NJ

Steve and Cookie’s, 9700 Amherst Avenue Margate, NJ 

No. 7311, 7311 Ventnor Ave., Ventnor, NJ

Thank you to all of the establishments and the patrons that support them!!!

August Chapter Meeting & Paddle – August 30th

Join us for the monthly Chapter Meeting!

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