Save Barnegat Bay has been very most active year ever. Have a look at our successes from Bay Head to Little Egg Harbor.
Dear Save Barnegat Bay Supporter,
Save Barnegat has been hard at work over the last year. We need your continued financial support for 2003 in order to carry on our efforts.
Our involvement in conservation and water quality issues regarding Barnegat Bay is at an all time high, as can be seen by visiting our website, www.savebarnegatbay.org.
Among our more exciting accomplishments in the last year:
– In Brick Township we have followed up on last year’s successful rezoning of all 53 miles of waterfront by opposing the variance that developers seek in order to build 62 condominiums, a restaurant, and an upgraded marina at Traders Cove. An important issue as to what waterfront acreage should be used for is at stake. (More Here.)
– In Dover Township we used our legal expertise and grassroots organizing experience to lead the successful effort to rezone 1400 acres in the Fischer Boulevard and Ocean County College areas of Dover Township to one house per three acres. Our efforts were instrumental in getting this rezoning enacted and in making it stand up in court – which some predicted it would not. One of many results of rezoning these 1400 acres will be to keep Home Depot out of the woods between Fischer Boulevard and Hooper Avenue. (More Here.)
– In Little Egg Harbor and Tuckerton Save Barnegat Bay, allied with other environmental groups, spearheaded the effort to stop the proposed sewer extension up North Green Street from Tuckerton to Garden State Parkway Exit 58. This makes the woods surrounding the gateway to Tuckerton far less susceptible to intensive development. (More Here.)
– In Bayville Save Barnegat Bay successfully countered yet another attempt by Schoor DePalma and the leadership of Berkeley Township to overdevelop the 800 acre New Jersey Pulverizing site. This issue never seems to go away; we need your assistance in maintaining our vigilance. (More Here.)
– In Waretown Save Barnegat continues the battle to prevent the township from destroying hundreds of environmentally sensitive acres between Oyster Creek and Wells Mills road to build an unnecessary “Town Center”. (More Here.)
– In Seaside Heights Save Barnegat Bay scored a major success in helping citizens fight a major variance that would have allowed 150 condos seven stories high to be built at the north end of the borough. This issue is more environmental than it may at first seem; Barnegat Bay cannot stand the insult if Seaside Heights is allowed to become another Atlantic City. (More Here.)
– Save Barnegat Bay is also proud to have assisted Island Beach State Park by creating a Guide to the Sedge Islands for public distribution. You may see the result Here. Printed copies are available from our office and at the park.
Although Save Barnegat Bay’s focus is on land conservation and water quality, we have also been a strong voice in the ongoing effort for some reasonable speed limit, and noise control on the Bay. This would enhance the enjoyment and safety of all responsible boaters, fishermen, paddlers, swimmers, and water skiers on and in the Bay. (More Here.)
We hope you will make a point of visiting our frequently updated website, www.savebarnegatbay.org, which displays many news items, calendar items, maps, and volunteer opportunities.
With your help we can save some of Barnegat Bay’s old time natural character for the enjoyment of future generations.
Please make your check payable to “Save Barnegat Bay” and mail it to our office at: Save Barnegat Bay, 906-B Grand Central Avenue, Lavallette, NJ 08735. Contributions are tax-deductible. Thank you.
William deCamp Jr.
Associate Executive Director