YOUR URGENT ACTION IS AGAIN NEEDED TO SAVE LSP from Gov. Christie !!!   PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE WORD ABOUTDESTRUCTIVE MASSIVE MARINA PLAN FOR THE ENTIRE NON-COMMERCIAL PEACE, SOUTHSIDE!

NJDEP's "GROUND LEASE TERM SHEET FOR MARINA CONSTRUCTION, OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE AT LSP"

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

Please see links to news stories, editorials, letters to the editor, etc below

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The yacht marina plan would confiscate priceless vistas, 228 parking spaces (one of the two free lots), the 3 jetties and the 4 acre tree grove lawn and its adjacent public boat launch lot, and would include boat storage, restaurant etc. The plan also includes expansion of Suntex’s northside marina.

This massive yacht marina plan for the entire Southside 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. It would:

·        Desecrate America’s connection to the Overlook Lawn with its Flag Plaza and picnic area and LSP’s symbolism as Lady
Liberty’s neighbor

·        Confiscate 228 parking spaces in one of the free lots on summer weekends, the two free lots are already packed.

·        Obstruct the priceless panoramic open, expansive harbor views

·        Obstruct people’s access to the water’s edge for fishing, exploring the jetties – blacking waterfront access with locked gates to boat docks.

·        Negatively impact the wildlife along the tranquil coastline and the nearby Caven Point Natural wildlife habitat

Marina Battle News Stories

- 12/13/17 The Jersey Journal "Jersey City hires law firm to fight new LSP plan"

- 12/13/17 Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop's press release on hiring law firm to oppose LSP marina plans  

- 12/11/17  NJTV reporter David Cruz studio interview with Sam Pesin- please fast forward to 18 minutes and 45 seconds in video 

- 12/7/17 The Jersey Journal by Terrence McDonald "Details Emerge about new Liberty State Park Marina"

- 12/8/17 CBS New York TV news by Meg Baker "Liberty State Park Marina Project Hit with Wave of Opposition"

- 12/2/17 Jersey Journal by Corey McDonald "Liberty State Park group holds protest of state marina plan: 'The people own this park!'

-12/2/17 The Record video on northjersey.com by Joan Verdon "Protest Rally to perserve open public space at LSP"

-12/2/17 The Record news story by Joan Verdon and Scott Fallon "Liberty State Park protest seeks to block second marina"

- 11/22/17 NJTV public television story by David Cruz "Secret Marina Plans Riles Friends of Liberty State Park" 

- 11/22/17 Jersey Journal on nj.com  by Terrence McDonald  "Talk of new marina in Liberty State Park angers park advocates" 

-  11/24/17 Jersey Journal on nj.com  by Terrence McDonald  "Liberty State Park group plans protest of marina plan"

11/19/17 The Jersey City Reporter by Al Sullivan "Saying no to "millionaire's marina"

Newspaper Editorials, Letters to the Editor and Columns

- 12/8/17 The Star Ledger Editorial "Christie thinks LSP needs something to obstruct the view!

- 12/3/17 The Record Editorial "Leave Liberty State Park Alone"

- 12/5/17 The Star Ledger updated online nj.com "Don't Let Christie fence you out of LSP before he leaves office" Op-Ed by Friends of LSP and NY/NJ Baykeeper Deputy Director Greg Remaud

- 11/30/17 The Star Ledger column by Mark Di Ionno Liberty State Park friends rally to fight new marina plan

- 11/30/17  "Keep Liberty State Park's south shore free of any marina"

- 11/17/17 "Voices raised against new marina."

- 12/1/17 Stop the latest development plan at Liberty State Park by Colin Egan


- 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

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.

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  

Saturday, Dec. 2 Protest flyer - NO SOUTHSIDE MARINA AT LSP - Group Photo Protest 11am to 11:30