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the R-FH Area Weekend: Oktoberfest, Clean Ocean Action Rally & Clearwater

With weather looking a bit iffy for the weekend, forecasts are not putting a halt on either event that’s set for Saturday.

First, starting at 10:30 a.m. on the banks of the Navesink at Marine Park in Red Bank, Clean Ocean Action in concert with area environmental groups, is hosting a rally on the Navesink to fight a fracking project.

From Clean Ocean Action …

As a critical NJ Department of Environmental Protection deadline looms on the three-year battle to stop the Williams Transco Northeast Enhancement Supply (NESE) fracked natural gas project, Clean Ocean Action in encouraging citizens to attend a rally on the Navesink River on Saturday morning to send the message to Governor Murphy that the pending permits for the project must be denied. 

A coalition of environmental, fishing, business and community groups has united to fight the pipeline and is hosting a rally to urge Governor Murphy to deny the permits again, and this time to do so with provisions that prohibit reapplication.   

The rally will be held by the pier at Marine Park in Red Bank from 10:30 a.m. to noon. People are urged to attend and bring signs.

Right after that, in Marine Park, is the celebration of the 44th Annual Clearwater Festival.

And, starting at 4 p.m. in Fair Haven is the annual Oktoberfest at Fair Haven Fields.

The Oktoberfest will feature food, entertainment, craft beer and wine and more.

Food trucks to be featured are: Tony’s Sausage, Simply Sofrito, Pasta Amore (Umberto’s), You Scream for Ice Cream, The Zeppole Guys, Surf BBQ, Rheadies and The Philly Pretzel Factory.

Craft beer vendors are: Wet Ticket, Asbury Park Brewing, Carton, Jug Handle and Biravino.

The band line-up is: Rhyme & Reason (Dave Matthews Tribute Band) at 4 p.m., 10-Sting at 6 p.m., and the Moroccan Sheepherders at 8.

Organizers say that there is no rain date for the event so it WILL go on!

Clean Ocean Action: The Anti-Fracking Fight & the NESE Pipeline

Clean Ocean Action gathers with area officials to protest the NESE pipeline on May 31.
Photo/Clean Ocean Action

Friday was a day for hundreds of area residents, elected officials, business owners, volunteers championing environmental action to gather with Clean Ocean Action (COA) at Bayshore Waterfront Park, in the Belford section of Middletown, and call on NJ Gov. Phil Murphy to permanently deny all permits for the Williams Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) Pipeline.  

Clean Ocean Action maintains that the 23.4-mile project would “rip Raritan Bay in half, contaminate waters, kill marine life and destroy decades of efforts to improve waterways.” 

Continue reading Clean Ocean Action: The Anti-Fracking Fight & the NESE Pipeline

Sunny COA Beach Sweeps

 

By Elaine Van Develde

It was a great day to not only sun, but sweep the beaches.

Clean Ocean Action, spearheaded by Rumsonite Cindy Zipf, held its fall beach sweeps on Saturday; and, the weather cooperated quite nicely.

Rumson-Fair Haven Retrospect caught up with sweepers in Sea Bright.

Take a look at slideshow below for a glimpse into the sunny sweeps day.