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The Sierra Club is a non-profit member-supported, public interest organization that promotes conservation of the natural environment by influencing public policy decisions--legislative, administrative, legal, and electoral.
When you join the Sierra Club in Monmouth County, New Jersey, you automatically become a member of the Jersey Shore Group.
Note that it is not necessary to be a member in order to make our acquaintance.
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Shore Group Happenings:
We have had several cleanups with a coalition with Monmouth University, all the towns on the Whale Pond Brook watershed, and the N.J. Friends of Clearwater. Our goal is to clean up the watershed and educate local residents about the detrimental effects of lawn fertilizers and storm water run-off, and the importance of integrated pest management. We have held several hikes along part of the watershed and have shown the documentary film, A Chemical Reaction, which chronicles the harmful effects of common lawn and garden pesticides and one town's fight to ban them.
Help Needed for Cleanups:
If you would like to participate in cleanups of our local waterways, please contact Laura Bagwell at email@example.com. In this vital effort, our Group joins forces with the Navesink Swimming River Group which, since 2002, has removed more than 20 tons of debris from our local banks and streams.
The general meetings of Sierra Club Jersey Shore group and NJF Clearwater take place the fourth Monday of every month (except April, May, July, August and December). The meetings are hosted by Brookdale Community College Environmental Club to encourage BCC students to be involved in statewide and national debates on the importance of strong environmental regulations. At the Lincroft meeting, a cash buffet begins at 6:00 p.m. and presentations begin at 6:30 p.m.
To get to Brookdale, take Parkway Exit 109 to Route 520 West (Newman Springs Road, which becomes E. Main Street at the Lincroft campus). Take the traffic circle into the campus and follow the signs to the Warner Student Life Center (SLC), where the meeting will be in the Twin Lights 1 Room. Use parking lot 7. As you walk towards the building complex, Warner will be on your left. If lot 7 is full, use parking lots 5 or 6. A map is at BCC campus map
Shore Group Ex Comm meetings are held at Luigi's in Lincroft at 6:15 on the second Tuesday of the month, excluding July, August and December.
Come to our Next Meeting!
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Please join us as we forge ahead in our efforts to form a grassroots coalition of people who want to actively participate in helping to restore the beautiful resources of the Navevink/Swimming River and the Whale Pond Brook\Takanassee Lake watersheds. We'll be planning clean-ups, hikes, bike rides, efforts to educate the public on subjects such as the proper use of pesticides and fertilizers and the colorful history of the watersheds.
Get involved in an area that interests you, or make your own area......but please join us.
Contact: Faith Teitelbaum, 732-513-5445 - Jersey Shore Group - Conservation Chair
The Jersey Shore Group provides opportunities for the following types of activities:
If you have questions of any sort, you can always contact our membership chair, Robert Grize: firstname.lastname@example.org
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