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Group Chair A. Gregory Auriemma, Esq. 732-451-9220 SierraClubOC@aol.com
Vice Chair
Margit Meissner-Jackson 609-296-4367 SylviaJ1910@yahoo.com
Conservation Chair Margit Meissner-Jackson 609-296-4367 SylviaJ1910@yahoo.com
Outings Chair Monica Zabroski 609-384-2693 monicazabroski@yahoo.com
Outings Co-Chair Terry Brown 848-333-7331 TerryBrown@comcast.net
Membership Chair
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Secretary Jill Palmer
Treasurer A. Gregory Auriemma, Esq.
Political Chair Position Open

Publicity Chair Matt Reid 609-312-6798 mattreid@comcast.net
Fund-Raising Chair Joyce M. Isaza 732-604-4583 RealtyMstr@aol.com
Delegate to Chapter Ex-Com Rotating Position Current Delegate is Greg Auriemma
Environmental Education Coordinator
Terry Brown
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Nancy Brown
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Our group takes an active role on issues at the global, national, state, county and local levels.

Nationally we’re currently working to:

Prevent drilling in the ANWR  . And to put an end to federally subsidized logging in the Tongass National Forest.
Defend the Endangered Species Act against any efforts to weaken it.
Prevent further expansion of any off-shore oil drilling.

Statewide our focus is on:

County and Local issues include:

  • Fighting for C1 designation for Cedar Creek.
  • Working with the Lacey Rail Trail Environmental Committee to prevent a section of the trail in Lacey Township from being paved over.
  • In Jackson Township we’ve “Drawn a Line in the Sand” to put a halt to three major housing projects that have the potential to add up to 6,000 new homes to the township.
    To combat this onslaught by the developers we’ve joined forces with PPA , SBB and S.P.A.R.E., a local environmental group that has opposed Mitch Leigh’s massive Towne Centre since 2002.  Our broad environmental coalition also includes a group of concerned homeowners from the Grawtown section of Jackson, who are fighting to stop the building of a proposed 700 new single family homes in their area.  Together we’re going to stop the never-ending sprawl that’s eating up, not only Jackson Township, but all of Ocean ounty’s remaining open space like a cancer.
  • We're also working together with Save Barnegat Bay on NPAP .  Go to the NPAP web site to find out more about this serious threat to the Barnegat Bay and what you can do to help!

Help to End Mountain Top Removal:

         Mountaintop removal is a radical form of coal mining in which entire mountains are blown up and is devasting hundreds of square miles of Appalachia.  It is polluting the
         headwaters of rivers that provide drinking water to millions of Americans and destroying the landscape. 

         Please take a moment to learn more about mountaintop removal mining and make a difference by taking action to stop it.

Volunteers Needed:

Are you currently a Sierra Club member or an Ocean County resident concerned about your environment?  If so, we could use your help and support on many different levels. Would you be interested in our membership outreach programs, tabling at local events, fund-raising or our computer-based voter education program for the local, state and national elections?  If interested in volunteering, please contact Group Chair A. Greg Auriemma, Esq.

If you’d like to become a Sierra Club member, simply click on the Join Sierra Club banner and fill out the easy on-line registration form.  Not comfortable registering on-line, then just print out the mail-in form, fill it out and send it in along with your Individual or Joint membership fee to the address on the form.  As a Sierra Club member you can be an active member of our Ocean County Group.

Make a Contribution:

There are no group membership fees or dues, but contributions of money, goods or services are accepted and greatly appreciated.  To make a monetary contribution,
please send a check or money order (no cash please) made payable to Sierra Club, Ocean County Group to the address below:

Treasurer: Ocean County Group
c/o Gregory Auriemma
P.O. Box 4520
Brick, NJ 08723

          All other contributions please contact group Fund-Raising Chair Joyce Isaza.

Note: Contributions, gifts and dues to the Sierra Club and Sierra Club, Ocean County Group are not tax deductible; however they do support our effective,
citizen-based advocacy and lobbying efforts!

Executive Committee Meetings:

Generally held monthly on the SECOND MONDAY of each month.  Current meeting location is held at the Ocean County Library, Toms River branch. 
For more information contact Group Chair A. Greg Auriemma, Esq.

General Meetings:
          Open to the general public, we meet bi-monthly at 7:00 PM at the SKYWALK CAFETERIA in the Ocean County Administration Building (2nd Floor), 129 Hooper Avenue in
          downtown Toms River.

Our next meeting will be Monday, March 19th

Group Outings and Events:
Our outings and activities include walks, hikes, canoe/kayak trips, social functions, tabling and fund-raising events. You don't need to be a Sierra Club member to participate, just a love of the outdoors, a longing to commune with nature and a desire to help preserve those things for future generations.

Ocean County Sierra Club would like to give a special "Thank You" to YAKKITY YAKS KAYAK RENTALS for being our repeated top donor at our Holiday Party and Silent Auction Fund Raiser.

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