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






Friday, October 10, 2014

Over 350lbs of Debris Removed at Gilgo Beach as Part of Clean-up Event


Sorry we may have missed you this past Saturday at the beach cleanups at Gilgo Lot and Oceanfront and the Gilgo 4x4 State Park area beachfront. To those few that did show up and help, Thanks!! 

I hope we can count on your support at future events. 
Here are a couple of pics. I hope they are viewable. 

Catch some waves! 
Regards, 

photo by Gordon D. Canary, District Director, New York State Senator Phil Boyle, 4th S.D.

http://www.townofbabylon.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=299

Town of Babylon News

Posted on: October 7, 2014

Over 350lbs of Debris Removed at Gilgo Beach as Part of Clean-up Event

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Babylon Town Councilwoman Jacqueline Gordon recently thanked members of the Long Island Beach Access Group (LIBAG) for their efforts in cleaning up areas of Gilgo Beach as part of the American Littoral Society’s National Coastal Clean-Up event. For the past six years, the Town of Babylon has partnered in this endeavor with LIBAG, who has adopted the beach for many years. As part of the National Coastal Clean-Up, the debris and refuge that is picked up is weighed and sent to the American Littoral Society for documentation. This year, 370 lbs. was removed from Gilgo Beach, as well as its marina and parking lot. 
Councilwoman Gordon (right) is pictured with members of the Long Island Beach Access Group



photo by Gordon D. Canary, District Director, New York State Senator Phil Boyle, 4th S.D.