YOUR URGENT ACTION IS AGAIN NEEDED TO SAVE LSP !!!   PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!

PLEASE EMAIL AND/OR CALL NJDEP COMMISSIONER MARTIN 
TO STRONGLY OPPOSE THIS MASSIVE COMMERCIAL MARINA PLAN - ALONG THE  ENTIRE  PEACEFUL NON-COMMERCIAL  FAMILY  PICNICKING  SOUTHSIDE RIGHT BEHIND LADY LIBERTY AND ALSO TO DEMAND PUBLIC HEARINGS AND A PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD


Please Email  NJDEP Commissioner Bob Martin at  commissioner@dep.nj.gov and/or call him at 609-292-2885 and/or fax  him at 609-292-7695 to strongly oppose this LSP southside marina and to demand public hearings and a public comment period. If you'd like to additionally or only mail him a letter, his street address is under the bullet points below.

Please distribute this FLYER to spread the word to save the park - No LSP Commercial Marina at Southside

Please consider posting your email content with the Commissioner's email address without needing to show your email address - on social media and tag  Friends of Liberty State Park

Liberty State Park is again severely threatened by Governor Christie's DEP which has made public-be-damned destructive backroom plans - this time to lease LSP's entire southside for a second marina, a "millionaires' marina".

This marina plan would ruin LSP's "Central Park" true purpose of people's enjoyment of the peaceful openness of our urban waterfront haven for picnics, jogging, walking, bicycling, fishing, relaxing and taking in the expansive open harbor views looking southward toward the Verrazano Bridge.

- The Friends letter to NJDEP Commissioner Bob Martin opposing the marina and demanding public hearings and a public comment period

-The Friends of LSP's OP-ED letter to the Jersey Journal

This obscene giveaway of a second LSP longterm commercial marina will:
  •  radically wreck the deep American connection to the South Overlook Lawn with its Flag Plaza, the original picnic area and the jetties.
  • vastly diminish people's free waterfront pleasures by blocking the treasured expansive open water harbor views toward the Verrazano Bridge.
  • destroy the use and iconic American spirit of the priceless area behind Lady Liberty.
  • severely negatively impact the LSP Caven Point Natural Area with its wildlife habitat by the scenic walkway along the golf course, which no doubt wants this marina for its millionaire golfers to dock their yachts.
  • inevitably confiscate southside parking spaces in the two free lots and probably want to pave over the tree grove lawn between the public boat launch parking lot and the free lots. On summer weekends, the two free lots are already packed.
  • disturb the peace and quiet for all southside users due to loud motors and boaters' loud partying music.

Commissioner's street address:
NJDEP Commissioner Bob Martin
401 E. State St.
7th floor,  East Wing
PO Box 402
Trenton, NJ 08625-0402

Suntex Marinas, owner of LSP's northside Liberty Landing Marina, would get the planned lease.
If you want to email them, Johnny Powers is the CEO at johnny@suntex.com and Chris Petty, a "Principal, Head of Investment Services" is at cpetty@suntex.com

Please also consider sending a letter to the editor of The Jersey Journal at  jjletters@jjournal.com (250 words for letter and about 350 words for Op-Ed piece) and to the Jersey City Reporter at editorial@hudsonreporter.com