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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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Gilgo Beach Clean Up!

Please Join the

LIBAG, (Long Island Beach Access Group) 

at the
Gilgo Beach


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 / (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.