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 solutions 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.

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Saturday, June 1, 2013

LI Sail Magazine’s June 2013 Digital Edition.

The LI Windsurfing Group and LIBAG were recently featured in LI Sail Magazine’s June 2013 Digital Edition.
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We at LIBAG and the LI Windsurfing Group appreciate you giving us the opportunity to help.

Last Thursday, May 23rd at 11:00 AM members of LIBAG attended the “Ribbon Cutting Ceremony” marking the official opening of Robert Moses State Park.

The Park has been closed since Hurricane Sandy. This Park, and all of Long Island’s barrier islands sustained considerable damage. Governor Cuomo is allocating a tremendous amount of resources towards restoration. State parks commissioner Rose Harvey, praised everyone’s efforts to overcome what she called "this tremendous obstacle."

George Gorman, Regional Director for Long Island, and Timothy Byrne, Director of Robert Moses State Park presented Commissioner Harvey with an engraved plaque. The plaque was engraved on a piece of Ipe, a sustainable Brazilian hardwood that was used to re-build the Park’s Boardwalks.

Even as we watched the dignitaries make speeches and cut the opening day ribbon, there was heavy machinery moving sand in the background. Crews have been working 24 hours a day 6 days a week preparing for Memorial Day, and its influx of visitors.