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Tuesday, 21 September 2010 10:57

New Jersey Beach Buggy Association Donates $10,000 to NCBBA

to support the fight for Beach Access

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Saturday, 31 July 2010 09:20

Cape Hatteras Access Preservation Alliance representatives Larry Hardham, Jim Keene and David Scarborough met with the National Park Service Southeast Regional Director David Vela in Atlanta on July 13th, 2010.  The meeting had originally been scheduled to occur in Manteo on June 2nd; however, Regional Director Vela was called away due to an unexpected emergency.

CHAPA, the OBPA, NCBBA and CHAC used this meeting as an opportunity to reiterate the positions the pro-Access community voiced during the DEIS comment period, and provided copies of supporting documentation.

In addition to Regional Director Vela, the meeting was attended by the following NPS representatives:

Southeast Regional Deputy Director, Mark Woods; Southeast Regional Chief LE Officer, Mike Anderson; Southeast Regional Interpretaional Officer, Gordon Wissinger; Southeast Regional Field Officer, Sherri Fields

The following link contains the letter sent to Regional Director Vela on July 21 to further address several questions raised during the meeting.  The attachment to the letter contains links to documents provided at the meeting. 

www.OBPA-nc.org/position/NPS-Southeast-Regional-Director-letter.pdf

 

 
Tuesday, 27 April 2010 00:00

The OBPA and the Coalition for Beach Access will host a DEIS worshop on Friday, April 30th at 7:00 pm at the Fesseden Center in Buxton.  If you're a surfer, kiteboarder, windsurfer, or anyone else interested in what the effect of the DEIS will be on you, and how you can help preserve beach access, please come

 
Sunday, 09 May 2010 17:46

  CALL TO ACTION!

 ARE YOU STILL TRYING TO WRITE YOUR COMMENTS ON THE DEIS?

 If you've been able to write and submit your comments, we thank you.  Many of our friends, however, are still trying to digest the 810 page document and formulate their response.  We asked for a 30 day extension and were denied.  Senators Burr and Hagan and Congressman Jones asked for a 30 day extension and were denied.  We only have 2 day left to make comments, and we need to continue to press for a 30 day extension on behalf of all those who in 60 days have not been able to read, comprehend, and respond on what the NPS took a year to produce. 

 Our call to action?, tell Jon Jarvis how you feel about the Park Service's denial of the request for an extension.

Secretary Jon Jarvis, director of the National Park Service in Washington DC, needs to have his phone, fax and email overloaded with requests for an extension.  Will you help your Access Coalition by notifying your contacts? put it on your Facebook page?

  Phone - 202-208-4621
  Fax - 202-208-7889
  email - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

This is a good number for Secretary Jarvis!  Underneath is the email that was sent and it went through.  Our initial request for an extension was denied without much of an explanation.  NO is not an answer we can live with.  There is power in numbers. 
 
Dear Mr. Jarvis,

   As a resident of XXXXXXX, I am asking that you please grant a 30 day extension on the DEIS proposed for Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area.  This document is 810 pages long which took your agency many years to formulate and eventually write.  The document became available on March 5, 2010 and only provided 60 days for people to comment on it.  This is a very important document for the residents and visitors of Hatteras Island with far reaching implications for our future.  We are not a community of lawyers and this is a hard read for me and my neighbors.  In order to comment appropriately, we need more time.

  A previous request for an extension was denied from your Atlanta office. Please understand that there were no workshops or interactions provided by the office of our local superintendent, Mike Murray.  He traveled to 5 locations around the region to hear public comments only.  I feel that given the importance and size of the DEIS, the Park Service needed to do more to educate the residents on the many subjects covered within this document. For these reason, I am personally requesting an extension. 

 The deadline is Tuesday May 11, 2010.  There isn't much time.

 

 
Sunday, 25 April 2010 00:00

4/26/10 Rally/March to Buxton Public comment meeting! Meet @ 3:45PM Our Lady of the Seas Church

4/27/10 Raleigh DEIS Workshop 6:00PM, Capital Blvd., The BBQ Lodge Raleigh NC

4/28/10 Raleigh NPS public comment meeting 6- 8 PM McKimmon Conference Training Center NC State Univ.

4/28/10 Newport News DEIS workshop 6:30pm Sports Marine Super Store, Newport News

4/29/10 Hampton NPS public comment meeting Holiday Inn, Hampton Va

5/8/10 Beach Access Rally/March Fessenden Center Buxton 10am-12pm

5/11/10 Comments on the DEIS must be in NPS Manteo Office by close of business

6/25/10 Fundraiser Hatteras Freedom Fest Stand in the Sand III Hatteras Island All Day

 
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