The Beach belongs to everyone

We want Long Island to be a place where this, and the next generation can surf, windsurf, sail, swim, sunbathe, fish, kayak or just soak in Long Island's Natural Beauty.

Long Island is losing its waterfront and wet lands to private homes at an alarming pace. Beach Access is disappearing right along with it. In addition, many NYS laws concerning Beach Access are archaic at best.

It is not LIBAG's intent to take away any existing rights of NYS Beach users. Only to add to them.

We are fortunate, to be working with the Long Island Regional State Parks Commission towards a solution that would allow all beach user groups equal access to all NYS Parks Beaches, with out excluding or taking away any access rights from any user groups.

The Long Island Beach Access Group is most commonly known for its four core programs;

1- The Beach Access program whose research and advocacy programs support the maintenance and expansion of access to those remote beach locations on Long Island for all users.

2- Also, our Beach Preservation program works to sponsor, participate and encourage those activities that ensure the healthy maintenance of our beaches and barrier islands, such as beach grass plantings.

3- Our Beach Clean-up program works to sponsor, participate and encourage continual beach clean-ups in conjunction with the America Littoral Society. This includes the adoption of Gilgo Beach.

4- But also, Long Island Beach Access Group is known for our Beach Actions program which seeks to encourage and reward proper behavior when enjoying the beaches. This includes following the official rules and regulations of each of the beaches and areas that provide access to those beaches, promoting the “Carry in, Carry out more” philosophy, and in a more informal fashion, instructing people on safe enjoyment of our natural resources.


Remember: it is not LIBAG's intent to take away any existing rights of NYS Beach users. Only to add to them.

LIBAG is honored to work with New York State Park officials, as we continue to connect the Parks to the People.


We look forward to our continued work with New York State officials in order to implement solutions that encourage more diverse use of NYS’s Beaches.


CONTACT US email me libaginfo@gmail.com






Monday, March 18, 2019

Cleanup. THIS Saturday


BEACH CLEAN UP AT RM2  Sat. March 23rd. 9:00 - 12:00

WE will meet at the Robert Moses 2 Parking lot at 9:00.
From here we can decide who will drive into the park and who will travel by foot from RM2 westward. 
DO NOT DRIVE ON THE BEACH UNLESS YOU ARE FULLY PERMITTED. And have ALL the proper equipment.

We will be working alongside LIBBA as well as several other groups.

I cannot stress how important it is to have as many Surfers, Windsurfers, Stand Up Padleboarders, Fishermen, & 4X4 Beach users as we can to show up at this clean up.

THE IMPORTANT THING IS THAT WE SHOW UP, AT ROBERT MOSES PARKING FIELD 2. Some time between 9 and 12. You don’t have to be at the whole event. Just show up. Even if just for a little while. Every little bit helps. Even an hour will help. 
Bring as many friends as you can.Your spouses, ex spouses, your kids, people you find on the street… anyone! 
Every person means a lot. Thank you so much in advance. 

Dress appropriately for the day. Stay on the beach. Stay off the dunes. We will provide latex gloves and trash bags. 

I recommend long pants, sturdy shoes , & leather work gloves you can get dirty in, if you have them.

I can’t tell you how much we appreciate, and are looking forward to seeing everyone there. We cannot thank you enough.

Maybe we can have a cook out or something at RM2 at noon when we are done. I know Cooky is going to grill hot dogs.

Thanks in advance for showing up. That’s all it takes.

Can I get a head count? The State wants to know roughly how many people will be there.
Note: Bathrooms will be open at field 5.
 The bridge at the Meadowbrook is down to two lanes. 
         So you may want to take another route.

Thank you,


Also Gilgo State Park will be re-opened on April 1st!
March 31st is the last day you can purchase a 4x4 Surfing/Windsurfing permit. 
Or the 4X4 Fishing permit. No exceptions!

Saturday, March 9, 2019

BEACH CLEAN UP Sat. March 23rd. 9:00 - 12:00

BEACH CLEAN UP AT RM2  Sat. March 23rd. 9:00 - 12:00
Everyone should go Robert Moses State Park Beach Field 2 to start…

WE will meet at the Robert Moses 2 Parking lot at 9:00.
From here we can decide who will drive into the park and who will travel by foot from RM2 westward. 
DO NOT DRIVE ON THE BEACH UNLESS YOU ARE FULLY PERMITTED. And have ALL the proper equipment.

Cooky Rondinella of LIBBA reached out to us, and on March 23rd  we will be attempting a pretty ambitious Beach cleanup together. 
The Plan is to clean Democrat Point and Gilgo State Park. It’s a lot of ground to cover.

Cooky and LIBBA will run point on Gilgo
LIBBA will string Piping Plover Fence at Demo
LIBAG will help with the Clean Up at Demo
Our non- 4X4 members will clean up at RM2 along side LIBBA

I cannot stress how important it is to have as many Surfers, Windsurfers, Stand Up Padleboarders, Fishermen, & 4X4 Beach users as we can to show up at this clean up.

THE IMPORTANT THING IS THAT WE SHOW UP, AT ROBERT MOSES PARKING FIELD 2. Some time between 9 and 12. You don’t have to be at the whole event. Just show up. Even if just for a little while. Every little bit helps. Even an hour will help. 
Bring as many friends as you can.Your spouses, ex spouses, your kids, people you find on the street… anyone! Every person means a lot. Thank you so much in advance. 

Dress appropriately for the day. Stay on the beach. Stay off the dunes. We will provide latex gloves and trash bags

I recommend long pants, sturdy shoes , & leather work gloves you can get dirty in, if you have them.

I’ll post up more details as I get them.
So Save the date Sat. March 23rd.[rain date 24th]

Looking forward to seeing everyone there.

Maybe we can have a cook out or something at RM2 at noon when we are done. I know Cooky is going to grill hot dogs.

Thanks in advance for showing up. That’s all it takes.

Next week I’ll try to get a head count

LIBAG.ORG

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Beach Clean up! Save the date, Sat. March 23rd.

Save the date Sat. March 23rd.

LIBAG ,LIBBA, & the LI Windsurfers Group will be co-coordinating a NYS Parks Beach clean up. Sat. March 23rd 2019 

The Plan is to clean Democrat Point at Robert Moses State Park and Gilgo State Park. It’s a lot of ground to cover.

The Fishing Community, and the NYS Parks Have suggested that the surfing and windsurfing community take the Democrat Point area as our commitment. 
This is because the only activities allowed on Robert Moses beaches during the Winter, [Jan 1st through April 1st] are surfing and windsurfing.  

That’s us folks. 

The Gilgo State Park clean up will be run by LIBBA.

I’ll post up more details as I get them.
So Save the date Sat. March 23rd.[rain date 24th]

Thanks,

LIBAG.ORG













Tuesday, October 2, 2018

760 POUNDS

Gilgo  Clean-Up, hosted by LIBAG, South Shore Paddleboards & The Town of Babylon

What a busy and fun day Saturday was for the beach clean up at Gilgo !! 

Wow.
We were almost overwhelmed with all the people who volunteered;  but we handled it. 

Signing in at our side of the tunnel entrance were 86 people. Thanks to Ray Eriksen, Stevie Jo Pace, Ron Tergesen, Frank Messina, Bill Zeller, Tino Sarmiento, and Ken Hudes for checking people in and out. 

On the other side of the path to the Beach was Save the Beaches, 
organized and run by Mary Beth and Jim Schappert of Oak Beach and their 100+ people. 


Overall we collected 760 POUNDS of debris of all types... barrels, metal cages, cigarette butts, plastic and glass of all kinds, and of course, balloons, grrrr, and other nasty stuff. 

Councilwoman Jackie Brown from the town of Babylon along with other officials came down for a photo op in front of the Gilgo Beach Inn. 
Thank you to Paul and Steve from the Inn, for your support!

Karen Vaccaro Marvin owner of South Shore Paddleboards http://www.southshorepaddleboards.com

and the SUPers were doing their thing in the water off the docks. They brought in plenty of debris. Thanks! 





















We just want to let everyone know that LIBAG - Long Island Beach Access Group, appreciates the support and friendships built over the years. 


And we can't forget Florence Findley from the Town of Babylon for her friendship and guidance over the many years we have been doing this as a combined effort. 

Special thanks to Jim and MaryBeth, for the use of your muscles and truck for hauling away the garbage to the containers... THANKS! 

Did I mention it was a beautiful day? It was!



















Thursday, September 27, 2018

Core to LIBAG's mission is to foster mutual sharing of our beautiful resources by a variety of enthusiasts.

We have recently learned of a dispute on the beach in Montauk that led to a physical attack.

LIBAG DOES NOT condone this behavior and in no circumstances should anyone ever become physical.

LIBAG has ardently worked together with various sports and user groups to ensure accessibility while maintaining a sustainable environment for our remarkable waterfront.


Core to LIBAG's mission is to foster mutual sharing of our beautiful resources by a variety of enthusiasts.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

September 29th, 2018 NYS Gilgo Beach Cleanup,

It’s that time of year again…


Gilgo Beach Cleanup!

Gilgo Beach, September 29th, 2018 9:00 AM 

We will meet in the parking lot by the tunnel entrance. 
We will have a table set up, and can really use your help.
Free parking. We will supply gloves, Trash Bags, Pencils and recording sheets. You provide the muscle. Bring a friend, or two or ten!

As we have for over a decade, 
LIBAG, The Long Island Beach Access Group, LIBAG.ORG
The Long Island Windsurfers Group, 
The American Littoral Society, https://www.littoralsociety.org
And the Town of Babylon, http://www.townofbabylon.com 
will team up for the 
September 29th, 2018 NYS Beach Cleanup, 


Every year tens of thousands of volunteers remove and collect data on tons of debris from hundreds of miles of shorelines across New York State as part of our annual NY State Beach Cleanup. 

Why New York State Beach Cleanup is different than other cleanups:
While the activities on the day of the cleanup are important and receive much positive publicity, the compilation, analysis and dissemination of the data collected have an even greater impact. This cleanup is unique in that volunteers fill out data cards about what they remove. This data is summarized for individual sites and all data cards are sent to The Ocean Conservancy for analysis. The resultant studies produce strategies to combat marine pollution and help inform policy makers, the media and the public about solutions to the problem.

So please join us September 29th, 2018 at Gilgo Beach at 9:00 AM, for our largest Beach Cleanup of the season.

We at LIBAG want to thank you in advance for all your help.

We hope to see you there.




If you are unable to help us at Gilgo, we encourage you to participate at one of the many Statewide cleanup’s scheduled for that day.