Friday, October 5, 2012
The rules side with special interests by blocking access to beaches and waterfronts, Sierra Club says.
State environmental officials have approved a revision of the state's public access rules for beaches, bays and tidal waterways, the Associated Press reported Friday. Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin says the new rules maintain existing public access, while granting more power to local communities to write their own access plans, subject to state approval, the AP reported. The Public Access Rule was signed Wednesday, and will take effect Nov. 5. Jeff Tittel, head of the Sierra Club's New Jersey chapter, wrote a blog post for Patch Friday saying the rules "side with special interests by blocking people from getting proper access to beaches and waterfronts." "When they first proposed the rule it was a major roll…
Monday, August 20, 2012
Governor to appear at 3 p.m. on the boardwalk
Monday, August 20, 2012
Editor's note: Read coverage of Christie's visit here. Gov. Chris Christie is scheduled to appear at the Asbury Park boardwalk at 3 p.m. today to discuss the importance of clean beaches and waterways to the Jersey Shore economy, organizers said. The governor's "Promoting the Jersey Shore" press conference will be followed at 3:30 p.m. by a boardwalk and beach walk, according to a release from Christie's office. During the walk, Christie is expected to meet and greet boardwalk patrons and beachgoers, the release says. The press conference will be held on the boardwalk near Convention Hall, 1300 Ocean Avenue, the release says. Check back with Patch later today for full coverage of the event.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Tips from Jersey Shore lifeguards on how to get out of a rip current safely.
Water temperatures are warmer this month than they have been in the past three Junes. For Senior Lifeguard Daniel Desantos, this means that him and all other lifeguards need to aware of more people visiting the shore and getting into the water. “I’ve worked as a lifeguard at Seaside for seven years. I’ve learned that we always have to be alert, whether the water is calm like today or if it is hurricane like,” Desantos said. After the loss of life at Seaside Park and Asbury Park last week, lifeguards have been on high alert watching out for rip currents and swimmers who may be trapped in them. One of the biggest tips that every lifeguard spoke of was the same: Only go swimming when lifeguards are on duty. If you find yourself caught in a …