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






Tuesday, January 5, 2016

From our friends at The American Littoral Society

From our friends at The American Littoral Society.
The Long Island Beach Access Group  cleaned Gilgo State Park, and the Town of Babylon's Gilgo Beach.
Senator Boyle's group cleaned Robert Moses Field 2.

Thank you to everyone who helped this year.





From: Natalie Grant <NYSBC@littoralsociety.org>
To: Natalie Grant <nysbeachcleanup@gmail.com>
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2016 12:07 PM
Subject: THANK YOU!!! 2015 New York State Beach Cleanup Results

Dear Coordinators, Beach Captains and Volunteers,
The American Littoral Society would like to extend its wishes for a happy and healthy 2016 to you and your families!!
We are excited to report that well over 7500 volunteers participated in the 2015 New York State Beach Cleanup.  Hopefully our shorelines will continue to show the results of their efforts for a long time to come.  Your promotion of this event, contributed to the removal and documentation of 125,544 pounds of trash in 26 New York State counties.
We succeeded in cleaning 250 miles of shorelines and just as importantly, more than 7500 people were educated about the need for a cleaner, healthier environment.  New York thanks you!!!
The 2015 data below shows the exact people, pounds and miles as well as the “Dirty Dozen” (the most commonly collected items) from New York State’s shorelines.
Number of volunteers:  7723
Pounds of debris removed:  125,544
Number of miles cleaned:  250.21
Number of bags used:  4715
2015 Dirty Dozen
Debris
Total
Cigarette Butts
54,226
Plastic Pieces
43,199
Bottle Caps (Plastic)
28,673
Food Wrappers (Candy, Chips, Etc.)
27,794
Glass Pieces
25,120
Foam Pieces
25,039
Straws, Stirrers
18,691
Beverage Bottle (Plastic)
15,904
Bottle Caps (Metal)
13,800
Grocery Bags (Plastic
10,706
Other Plastic Bags
10,401
Beverage Cans
8,715
This year we had 832 more volunteers and 32,867 more pounds of debris than last year!  That’s great!!!
Thank you all for your help and hard work with the New York State Beach Cleanup!!
Sincerely,
Natalie
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Natalie Grant
American Littoral Society
New York State Beach Cleanup Coordinator
104-60 Queens Boulevard, Apt. 12W
Forest Hills, NY  11375

Tel:  718-606-0742
Cell:  718-869-3488