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On May 3, 2019, Governor Phil Murphy signed the legislation that codifies the Public Trust Doctrine into New Jersey Law. For years, the NJDEP, that enforces public access to river fronts and beaches, has been operating without legislation that gives them strong enforcement powers.

This new legislation will allow the NJDEP and the Hudson Rive Waterfront Conservancy to enforce what has always been the right of the public to freely access the Hudosn River waterfront and the states beaches.

While most of the Walkway from Bayonne to Fort Lee is completed and freely accessible to the public 24/7, a few properties still illegally prevent public access.  The Conservancy will continue to work with the NJDEP to open these few properties to the public and complete the 18.6 mile Waterfront Walkway along the Hudson River.

We thank you for your support as the Walkway becomes an even larger component of the public transportation and recreational systems along the Hudson.

http://newjersey.news12.com/story/40415287/gov-murphy-signs-law-protecting-public-beach-access

 

June 3, 2018 Suntex leased land from LSP for boat storage near Phillip Street.  Read an LSP advocate's description here.

June 2, 2018 The NJDEP has rejected Suntex Marina's proposal to build it's second marina on the south side of LSP.  Read the FOLSP announcement here.

May 5, 2018 Caven Point at LSP is saved from commercial development. Read the Friends of Liberty State Park's  announcement here.

 

Jan. 12, 2018 More on former Hess site - NJ.com "Application for Hess property development is dismissed"

 

Jan. 2018  Weehawken Waterfront Park expands on south side.  See architect's rendition (opens in a new window).

 

Dec. 8, 2017  New York YIMBY on what's going on with 115 River Road

 
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