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Old 05-20-2011, 03:57 PM
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Default Beach access - Please do your part - copy and e-mail this letter

Everyone please copy and send this letter to every one of the the parties listed below:
Please do it ASAP (trust me, speed is important - take 10 minutes and do it now)

There are two letters here. The first is for NJ residents, the second is for out of state fishermen
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edit/update - PLEASE INCLUDE “ATTN: DEP Docket no. 05-11-03″ on the envelope or as part of the header on your e-mail.

I am contacting you to voice my strong opposition to the new proposed New Jersey Beach Access Rules.

Please do not allow the new proposed beach access regulations to be adopted.
Please do not allow the state of New Jersey to remove the references to the Public Trust Doctrine from state rules.
Please do not allow public tax dollars to be spent to replenish beaches unless full 24/7 access AND PARKING are provided for those beaches.

We have fought and won many battles, both legal and political, to have what access we have now. Our state government is now attempting to erase many years of work with a single stroke of the pen.

There are 250+ municipalities that have waterfront access to tidal waters.
Each and everyone of them will be given the opportunity to write their own individual Municipal Access Plan. They will be given the authority and police powers to enforce where and when the public will have access to tidal waters within their municipality. Many of these town have in the past showed their unwillingness to allow public access.
The State of New Jersey will no longer be the advocate for the public access rights that belong to us all.
The NJDEP is relinquishing its responsibility as the trustee of the Public Trust Doctrine to protect these rights.

This is a formula for abuse, the fox guarding the hen house.

As a registered voter in the State of New Jersey I pledge to be at the polls for the next few years worth of election cycles to vote against any politician who backs these new rules.

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Address
Phone #
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edit/update - PLEASE INCLUDE “ATTN: DEP Docket no. 05-11-03″ on the envelope or as part of the header on your e-mail.

I am contacting you to voice my strong opposition to the new proposed New Jersey Beach Access Rules.

Please do not allow the new proposed beach access regulations to be adopted.
Please do not allow the state of New Jersey to remove the references to the Public Trust Doctrine from state rules.
Please do not allow public tax dollars to be spent to replenish beaches unless full 24/7 access AND PARKING are provided for those beaches.

There are 250+ municipalities that have waterfront access to tidal waters.
Each and everyone of them will be given the opportunity to write their own individual Municipal Access Plan. They will be given the authority and police powers to enforce where and when the public will have access to tidal waters within their municipality. Many of these town have in the past showed their unwillingness to allow public access.
The State of New Jersey will no longer be the advocate for the public access rights that belong to us all, even those of us who reside in other states.
The NJDEP is relinquishing its responsibility as the trustee of the Public Trust Doctrine to protect these rights.

This is a formula for abuse, the fox guarding the hen house.

As an active participant in the surf fishing community I spend a large amount of money annually in New Jersey on food, lodging, tackle and incidentals. If 24/7 beach access at any of the places I frequent is restricted in any way I will no longer be bringing my business to your state.

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Address
Phone number

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Send to:

New Jersey State Dept. of Environmental Protection
Bob Martin Commissioner
PO Box 402
Mail Code 401-07
401 East State Street 7th floor
Trenton, NJ 08625-0402
609-292-2885
E-mail - [email protected]

NJ Department of Environmental Protection
Gary Brower, Esq.
ATTN: DEP Docket No. 05-11-03
Office of Legal Affairs
401 East State Street, 4th Floor
PO Box 402
Trenton, New Jersey 08625
EMAIL - [email protected]

Find your local legislator here
Out of state guys pick the town you fish most often.
NJ residents - It does NOT matter if your hometown has waterfront or not - your legislator will have a voice in it, send the letter
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/legsearch.asp

Our Governor doesn't make it that easy
The only way to sen him a message is through his website
http://www.state.nj.us/governor/contact/
Topic 1 - click on ENVIRONMENT
Topic 2 - Click on OPEN SPACE
Fill in your information then paste the letter into the space for message

Send the message to Frank Lautenberg here:
http://lautenberg.senate.gov/contact/index1.cfm

To Congressman Pallone here:
[email protected]
Janice is in charge of briefing the congressman on current issues
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Old 05-20-2011, 04:53 PM
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Default Re: Beach access - Please do your part - copy and e-mail this letter

Sudsy, thanks for the links. There are a couple you just posted that I hadn't hit yet. Messages sent to them now as well. Also, I posted that info on the SSC forum and urged all members to respond in like manner.

A unified front is a strong front. Let's stand together on these issues that affect us all.
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Old 05-22-2011, 09:49 PM
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Thanks Jake

Want to hear some real BS - look what the state is trying to pull now
I'm pretty sure it's not even legal
Just got it from John Weber with Surfrider

Just to let you know how serious the state is about pushing this through

We have learned that the state is lobbying local governments about the "benefits" of this rule and encouraging them to speak in favor at the public hearings. My own mayor confirmed receiving such a letter from Trenton. This state lobbying for it's own rules being done with taxpayer money. A waste not mention unfair.

Proof that they state is all in on this issue
If we don't stand together and be heard, every one of us, we are going to lose this fight
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:30 PM
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I sent them all in. I'd hate to lose access to those beaches.
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Old 05-28-2011, 07:36 PM
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Got this in response so far




Dear Friend,

Thank you for contacting me. Your comments are important to me and I wanted to confirm with you that I have received your message.

Please feel free to contact me again should you have additional concerns or if there is any way in which I can be of assistance.

Thank you,

Sincerely,
Senator Frank R. Lautenberg


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Thank you for reaching out to our office. I would like to provide you with the below response from Congressman Pallone.

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Thank you for contacting my office concerning New Jersey beach access rules. I appreciate hearing the concerns of my constituents.

The publicís right to access tidal waters and the shoreline has long been a fundamental principal in New Jersey and an individual has rights and protections under New Jersey law. The right for the public to access beaches is established in the Public Trust Doctrine and is a valued right by many New Jerseyans. I believe that the publicís access to our public resources needs to be a priority. Whether it is surfers, recreational fishermen or simply families going for a walk on the beach, our beaches provide countless opportunities for enjoyment and support our local coastal economy.

As the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) develops new rules on beach access, any final decision must be developed in a fair and equitable fashion that is in the best interest of New Jersey residents. While beach access rules are managed at the state level, as your federal representative I remain committed to ensuring that the public has fair access to a clean ocean, pristine beaches and the natural resources of our tidal waters.

Again, thank you for expressing your concerns. Please, do not hesitate to contact me again by visiting my website at http://www.house.gov/pallone/contact.shtml or calling my office at 732-571-1140.

Sincerely,
Frank Pallone, Jr.
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Old 06-08-2011, 01:06 AM
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The ball is now in their court

We need to keep the pressure on. The best way to do that is to call or handwrite to you local state reps and tell them that if they want to keep your vote they need to oppose this.

Find your local legislator here
Out of state guys pick the town you fish most often.
NJ residents - It does NOT matter if your hometown has waterfront or not - your legislator will have a voice in it, send the letter, make the call.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/legsearch.asp

Do not let them feed you any of that "but it has nothing to do with me" crap.
It has everything to do with them.
It's their job as your elected representative to safeguard your rights. In our checks and balances style government. They need to be the check and the balance to a Governor who is giving our rights away to the lobbyists (the Marine Trades Association and the New Jersey business and Industry Council) and to the landed gentry who own the million dollar homes on the beach.
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