Contact: Helen Henderson
Ocean Planning Manager
October 4, 2017
New Jersey Municipalities Take Lead on Protecting Ocean Environment and Blue Economy
The American Littoral Society thanks Berkeley Township (Ocean County), the Borough of Bradley Beach (Monmouth County), and the City of Asbury Park (Monmouth County) for showing leadership in support of ocean planning.
These three coastal municipalities are the first to support the Mid-Atlantic Ocean Action Plan, the region's blueprint for ensuring a healthy Mid-Atlantic ocean ecosystem and sustainable ocean uses. Each adopted a resolution that strongly supports the Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Action Plan and recognizes the many benefits ocean planning brings to New Jersey.
"Berkeley Township is proud to be the first Ocean County municipality to support the Ocean Action Plan," said Mayor Carmen Amato. "We have always supported the American Littoral Society and their efforts have helped to protect and improve our bay, ocean and many other natural resources. I hope that every municipality in Ocean County, as well as in the state, will follow suit and support this Ocean Action Plan to ensure that New Jersey's greatest natural amenity is protected and improved for generations to come."
Every community along the New Jersey coast and throughout the state has a unique individuality. Yet one thing is connecting and certain: each and every one is somehow tied to the sea. With over 130 miles of shore from Sandy Hook to Cape May, it doesn’t take much to find the ocean connection between communities.
Three New Jersey coastal municipalities proudly expressed their connection to the ocean recently by becoming the first U.S. municipal governments to strongly support the Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Action Plan (OAP). The Mid-Atlantic OAP creates a more informed and coordinated approach to how we manage our ocean’s resources; ocean planning ensures we make smart decisions about future uses.
Berkeley Township (Ocean County), the Borough of Bradley Beach (Monmouth County), and the City of Asbury Park (Monmouth County) each adopted resolutions strongly supporting a "strong, protective" Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Action Plan.
You can find here resolutions strongly supporting the Mid-Atlantic Ocean Action Plan. The Society applauds these actions by our municipal ocean partners and we congratulate them for their leadership in the state of New Jersey and the entire Mid-Atlantic region by calling for the continuation of a strong, protective ocean plan. We look forward to working with them to ensure a healthy New Jersey coast and ocean.
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