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New Jersey: Public money and private beaches don’t mix

January 24 2011 | Beach access, Jim's Blog,
by Jim

N.J. Governor Chris Christie has proposed changing beach access rules to make it easier for towns with inaccessible beaches to get public beach fill (aka beach replenishment) funds. Surfrider Foundation believes ALL coasts, all beaches should be accessible. The idea of taking access to the coast away from the public and then asking the public to pay for issues related to those private beaches does not make sense. It turns out the people of New Jersey agree with us. The Surfrider Foundation Jersey Shore Chapter commissioned a poll and found that a whopping 82% of NJ residents agree that public money should not be used for private beaches. Weigh in on this issue.
  • NJ Residents can email the Governor and the Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner by clicking here.
  • Those outside of NJ should call (609)292-6000 and tell the Governor not to change the beach access rules and not to use public money for private beaches.
  • Join the Facebook Cause here.
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