Citizens' Right to Access Beaches, C.R.A.B. Beach Access, Everyone's Right....Beach Stewardship, Everyone's Responsibility
 Citizens' Right to Access Beaches, C.R.A.B. Beach Access, Everyone's Right....Beach Stewardship, Everyone's Responsibility

Citizens' Right to Access Beaches

or C.R.A.B., as we are more commonly known, was formed in August of 1996. We are dedicated to educating the PUBLIC on its rights to use and enjoy our beaches for a variety of recreational pursuits.

MISSION STATEMENT:

CITIZENS RIGHT TO ACCESS BEACHES, C.R.A.B. WAS CREATED: TO RETAIN AND REGAIN PUBLIC ACCESS TO OUR BEACHES. TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ON PUBLIC TRUST DOCTRINE ISSUES. and TO FOSTER ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS BY PROMOTING AND ENCOURAGING PROPER STEWARDSHIP OF OUR BEACHES AND COASTAL WATERS

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Originally C.R.A.B.'s focus was on the problems encountered when the town of Point Pleasant Beach rezoned the beachfront at the southern end of town allowing for residential development in an area that for many years was used as a PUBLIC Beach.

Developers quickly sub-divided the area and declared the beachfront private ... for the exclusive use of the future homeowners. BEACON BEACH, a beloved family beach enjoyed by thousands of beachgoers, was one of the beaches lost to the PUBLIC as a result of the rezoning. Concerned about future loss of PUBLIC BEACH ACCESS, CRAB has turned it's efforts to educating the public of it's rights according to the PUBLIC TRUST DOCTRINE.

click here for Public Trust Doctrine Information links

click here to download our Public Trust Doctrine Pamphlet
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C.R.A.B. IS A PROUD SPONSOR OF THE POINT PLEASANT ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION EARTH DAY CELEBRATION.

Our booth at last year's PPEC Earth Day Festival.
THIS YEAR'S EARTH DAY CELEBRATION WILL TAKE PLACE AT RIVERSIDE PARK IN POINT PLEASANT ON SATURDAY APRIL 22, 2017 FROM NOON 'TIL 4 PM.  STOP BY OUR BOOTH AND SAY HELLO!
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PITCH IN AND HELP TO KEEP OUR COASTLINE CLEAN.....PARTICIPATE IN A CLEAN OCEAN ACTION BEACH SWEEP !!!

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NOTE: We post a lot of information on this home page. Please take the time to scroll through and familiarize yourself with our organization. If you like what you see we invite you to visit the other pages of our site for more detailed information .
WE ARE CURRENTLY UPDATING OUR PROJECTS, LITIGATIONBEACH CAM, and ARCHIVES PAGES and hope to have them available soon
Your comments are always welcome.
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OUR ANNUAL "NICK and FAY JAWS DAY AT THE RACES" FUND RAISER AT MONMOUTH PARK RACE TRACK PICNIC AREA

THIS YEAR'S EVENT WAS ANOTHER HUGE SUCCESS! THANKS TO ALL WHO CAME OUT TO SUPPORT OUR FUNDRAISER!

 

INFORMATION ON OUR 2017 "DAY AT THE RACES" COMING SOON
ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT OUR BEACH STEWARDSHIP PROJECTS AND OUR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM.

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IF YOU EXPERIENCE ANY BEACH ACCESS ISSUES

PLEASE CONTACT DEP COMMISSIONER MARTIN AND LET HIM KNOW THAT YOU SUPPORT PUBLIC ACCESS TO OUR WATERFRONT. 

Bob Martin, Commissioner
401 E. State St.
7th Floor, East Wing
P.O. Box 402
Trenton, NJ 08625-0402
phone: (609) 292-2885(609) 292-2885
fax: (609) 292-7695

 

CITIZENS' RIGHT TO ACCESS BEACHES, C.R.A.B. RECEIVED A  PROCLAMATION FROM THE POINT PLEASANT BEACH BOROUGH COUNCIL FOR OUR SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY

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PLEASE CONTACT US AT CRABNJ@YAHOO.COM

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OUR STEWARDSHIP PROJECTS

Maryland Ave. Beach Dune Planting Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010

THANKS TO ALL WHO CAME OUT TO ASSIST WITH OUR 3RD ANNUAL MARYLAND AVENUE BEACH DUNE PLANTING PROJECT.

OUR DUNE PLANTING PROJECTS HAVE BEEN PUT ON HOLD AND WE ARE HOPEFUL THAT THEY WILL RESUME IN THE NEAR FUTURE PENDING THE OUTCOME OF CURRENT LITIGATION BLOCKING DUNE BUILDING AND REPLENISHMENT PROJECTS IN THE POINT PLEASANT BEACH AREA
 

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FISHING LINE RECYCLE PROGRAM

As part of it's Stewardship Program C.R.A.B. volunteers have installed and maintain Monofilament Fishing Line Recycling Stations, provided by the NJDEP at the Mantoloking Bridge Fishing Pier in Brick and at Gull Island Park in Point Pleasant Beach. The Ocean County Parks and Recreation Department is implementing improvements to these valuable waterfront areas.

UPDATE:

THE MONOFILAMENT RECOVERY STATION AT THE MANTOLOKING BRIDGE HAS BEEN INSTALLED. C.R.A.B. HAS PARTNERED WITH

PELL'S FISH AND SPORT

to maintain the site

Mantoloking Bridge Fishing Pier

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THE GULL ISLAND RECYCLE SITE IS NOW UP AND RUNNING!

The Gull Island site is co-sponsored by CO SIGN SIGNS

C.R.A.B will now be maintaining the Fishing Line Recycle Bins at the Manasquan Inlet and Loughran Point (pictured below).

FOR INFORMATION ON HOW YOUR BUSINESS OR ORGANIZATION CAN CO-SPONSOR A FISHING LINE RECYCLE SITE CONTACT US AT CRABNJ@YAHOO.COM

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Please send questions, suggestions, comments to

crabnj@yahoo.com

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WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING BEACH WHEELCHAIR RESERVATIONS FOR THE 2017 SEASON

For Beach Wheelchair information and reservations please send an e-mail to

crabnj@yahoo.com or call Ralph at 732-361-CRAB732-361-CRAB (2722)

 

CONCERNED ABOUT OCEAN POLLUTION?.......VOLUNTEER FOR A CLEAN OCEAN ACTION BEACH SWEEP


HELP US KEEP OUR BEACHES

AND COASTAL WATERS CLEAN

ADOPT A "TAKE OUT WHAT YOU BRING IN POLICY"

Bring a litter bag with you and dispose of it properly when leaving the beach If possible pick up papers and other small trash items from your surrounding area as you leave. Set a good example for others to follow

EDUCATE YOURSELF ABOUT NONPOINT SOURCE POLLUTION AND ADOPT A BEST PRACTICES PROGRAM AWAY FROM THE BEACH AND AROUND YOUR HOME

Don't litter, pick up after your pets, use environmentally friendly gardening techniques, don't over fertilize, properly maintain sewer and septic systems, maintain your automobile to reduce drips and leaks. REMEMBER WHAT GOES DOWN OUR DRAINS OR INTO OUR STREETS WINDS UP IN OUR STREAMS,RIVERS, and BAYS ..... AND EVENTUALLY OUR OCEAN.

These are just a few of the things you can do to help. For more valuable tips on nonpoint source pollution control visit cleanoceanaction.org, savebarnegatbay.org ,

littoralsociety.org, nynjbaykeeper.org

 


ALWAYS TIMELY INFORMATION AND ADVICE

WARNING:

MOST BEACHES ARE UNGUARDED AT THIS TIME OF YEAR AND RIP CURRENT CONDITIONS ARE PREVALENT.

NEVER SWIM ALONE IN UNPROTECTED WATERS. LEARN TO SPOT POTENTIAL RIP CURRENTS BEFORE ENTERING THE WATER. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT REMAIN CALM, TREAD WATER OR FLOAT. CALL OR WAVE FOR ASSISTANCE. DON'T TRY TO SWIM AGAINST THE CURRENT. INSTEAD SWIM PARALLEL TO THE SHORE UNTIL YOU ARE OUT OF THE CURRENT. ONCE OUT OF THE CURRENT SWIM DIRECTLY TOWARD SHORE

REMEMBER:
WHEN IN DOUBT--DON'T GO OUT!


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NOTE: WE HAVE A NEW PHONE NUMBER: 732-361-CRAB (2722) 0r Google Voice Number:  732-451-4914

HOWEVER YOU CHOOSE TO ENJOY OUR BEAUTIFUL COASTLINE...C.R.A.B. IS WORKING TO PROTECT EVERYONE'S RIGHTS TO CLEAN , SAFE and ACCESSIBLE BEACHES !

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Phone: 732-361-CRAB (2722)  or Google Voice # 732-451-4914
Email: crabnj@yahoo.com

 



 

Citizens Right to Access Beaches, CRAB Inc.
PO BOX 1064
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ08742 

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