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 26, 2019

More results from Gilgo Beach

Hey everyone,

The final weight tally for just our little part of the Gilgo Clean up is 319 pounds.
We really don't know if that's a good or bad thing. One thing is for sure. We are glad that 319 pounds of trash is no longer on the Beach!

Here are some new photos from Steve Gravano, The official Town of Babylon Photographer.

Thank you all for your help.




Monday, September 23, 2019

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank You.

LIBAG would like to express just how grateful we are to everyone who helped out at this Saturday’s Gilgo Beach Clean Up Saturday, September 21st

We understand there was a lot going on this weekend so it means a great deal that you took time out of your day to do something about the environment. And we are glad you chose to do it with us.

Special thanks to Celeste Kusmierski the Town of Babylon’s Commissioner of Parks and Recreation. 

Viscel Moore, Director – Beautification Program for the Town of Babylon
We so much enjoy working with you, and your staff!

Thanks to Suffolk County Legislator Kevin J McCaffrey, who came by to lend his support.

I have to apologize in advance if I miss your name. But special thanks to Steve, Ray, Ron, Marianne, Jill, Frank, Rich, The Lyndenhurst Robotics Team, Jeff, and the couple who donated a whole bunch of Burlap sacks for us to use instead of plastic. What a great Idea!

We know Senator Philip Boyle had a great clean up at Robert Moses, and Karen Vaccaro Marvin of South Sore Paddleboards worked with Operation Splash to clean Fox Island.

As we get the collection data from our clean up as well as the other local groups we will be sure to post them at LIBAG.ORG

Thanks again for your continued support.

LIBAG, The Long Island Beach Access Group, LIBAG.ORG
The Long Island Windsurfers Group,
The American Littoral Society,
The Town of Babylon,