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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Tuesday, October 2, 2018


Gilgo  Clean-Up, hosted by LIBAG, South Shore Paddleboards & The Town of Babylon

What a busy and fun day Saturday was for the beach clean up at Gilgo !! 

We were almost overwhelmed with all the people who volunteered;  but we handled it. 

Signing in at our side of the tunnel entrance were 86 people. Thanks to Ray Eriksen, Stevie Jo Pace, Ron Tergesen, Frank Messina, Bill Zeller, Tino Sarmiento, and Ken Hudes for checking people in and out. 

On the other side of the path to the Beach was Save the Beaches, 
organized and run by Mary Beth and Jim Schappert of Oak Beach and their 100+ people. 

Overall we collected 760 POUNDS of debris of all types... barrels, metal cages, cigarette butts, plastic and glass of all kinds, and of course, balloons, grrrr, and other nasty stuff. 

Councilwoman Jackie Brown from the town of Babylon along with other officials came down for a photo op in front of the Gilgo Beach Inn. 
Thank you to Paul and Steve from the Inn, for your support!

Karen Vaccaro Marvin owner of South Shore Paddleboards

and the SUPers were doing their thing in the water off the docks. They brought in plenty of debris. Thanks! 

We just want to let everyone know that LIBAG - Long Island Beach Access Group, appreciates the support and friendships built over the years. 

And we can't forget Florence Findley from the Town of Babylon for her friendship and guidance over the many years we have been doing this as a combined effort. 

Special thanks to Jim and MaryBeth, for the use of your muscles and truck for hauling away the garbage to the containers... THANKS! 

Did I mention it was a beautiful day? It was!