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, September 25, 2015

650 pounds of trash.

650 pounds of trash.

from
LIBAG, The Long Island Beach Access Group...

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR YOUR HELP!

Families, Friends, Day Trippers, Soccer/Football/Baseball/Frisbee Mom’s, 
Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Fishermen/Women, Surfers, Windsurfers, Kiters, 
Beach Lovers of all kinds…

It was great to see everyone working together. Whether you visit the beach by Boat, Truck, or Foot; you ALL pitched in and removed over 650 pounds of trash from Gilgo State Park and Gilgo Town Beach!

Congratulations to all of you for a job well done!






It's sad in a way that we find it necessary to spend our time to clean up after others but this is the world we live in. Thank you all once again for teaming up with LIBAG and the ALS for this important campaign.



We want to thank 

Florence Findley TOB Community Development Program. 
Gordon D. Canary, District Director, NYS Senator Phil Boyle.
Senator Phil Boyle, himself.
Tim Byrne, NYS Park Manager.
Thomas Donnelly, Town of Babylon Councilman

Jacqueline (Jackie) Brown, Town of Babylon Councilwoman  



One team of 2 ladies picked up 517 cigarette butts from the sand "ashtray" at the Gilgo Marina. That's pretty bad.
We don’t have the final tally from Senator Boyle’s clean up at RM 2.

But if the weight tally from just our small clean up is over Over 650 POUNDS. 
Wow. That's a scary number. 
Don’t you wish it was Zero?

We just cannot thank you enough.

LIBAG, The Long Island Beach Access Group



All photos were taken by Gordon Canary.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Gilgo Beach Clean Up!

Please Join the


LIBAG, (Long Island Beach Access Group) 


at the
Gilgo Beach

THIS

Saturday, September 19, 2015 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Rain Date: Sunday, September 20


Help Keep Town of Babylon Beaches
Clean and Beautiful

All Debris Will Be Weighed & Documented
All Clean-Up Materials & Documentation Forms Will Be Provided
All Youth Volunteers Will Receive a Certificate of Appreciation


For More Information & Registration Details
Please Contact Ray Eriksen
rayve_us@yahoo.com / (631) 885-4479


In addition: LIBAG, will also be sponsoring the beach clean up at  Gilgo State Park  
This is the area from Old Coast Guard through Hemlocks. 

Just as we do every year: 
since Gilgo State Park, 
is only accessible by 4x4 vehicles, or a short walk…

Do not drive on the beach
 unless you have the proper vehicle permits. 

Do NOT Park at off road entrance 
by the Old Coast Guard Station.


You can park at Gilgo Town Beach parking lot
Tell them at the gate, "you are there for the Beach Clean Up."
You can walk East from there. We will also be shuttling people from the lot, to and from the clean up area. 
[Please do not cross the highway]


In 2014, 6,891 volunteers, coordinated by the American Littoral Society, cleaned and documented 92,677 pounds of debris along 245.52 miles of New York State's shoreline.