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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Friday, August 15, 2014

Gilgo beach Clean Up Saturday September 20th, 9 AM

Gilgo Beach

On Saturday, September 20th, at 9AM, LIBAG, the Long Island Beach Access Group, along with the American Littoral Society, is sponsoring a Beach Clean UP at Gilgo Beach Long Island.

LIBAG has been sponsoring beach clean up's with the NYS Littoral Society for the last 6 years and it is an incredible experience. Many of you have joined us in this effort before, and we hope we can count on you and your friends, once again.

First timer? Welcome! Help us count every bottle cap, cigarette butt and whatever washes up on the beach. Next we weigh our collection. Last year our group weighed out at over 371 pounds from Gilgo beach and parking lot! 

In 2012 LIBAG officially adopted Gilgo Beach. So keeping it clean means a lot for the beach.
This year, in addition to Gilgo town beach, we will have additional crew cleaning up the Gilgo State Park 4X4 area. That's about a 2 mile stretch of sand. We NEED a lot of help for both locations. 

No advance signup needed. We will supply garbage bags, gloves, permission slips, etc.

Thank you for helping,


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