HELP SAVE THE CABINS!
PLEASE sign our petition to STOP the $250,000 demolition project and building permit requirements the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) is taking against seven fishing cabins located along the waterway in Hancock's Bridge, Lower Alloways Creek Township, Salem County New Jersey.
Most of these cabins were constructed legally over 50 years ago and BEFORE the Wetlands Act of 1970 and years before the NJDEP was formed in April of 1970.
The NJDEP has admitted that they just realized these cabin existed in March of 2017.
We urge governor Phillip Murphy, Senator Stephen Sweeney, Assemblymen Burzichelli and Tallaferro, and Commissioner Catherine Mccabe of the NJDEP to STOP the above action and consider "grandfathering" these structures. They are an historic reflection of the water man's way of life in Salem County years ago. They truly represent a local heritage unique to only Salem County sportsmen and women. They are also valuable shelters for boating individuals and families transiting through this remote area. It is well documented that they have been used many times by the boating public for boating emergencies and shelter during inclement weather.
Please go online and read the articles, comments, editorials, and view pictures from the Philadelphia Inquirer and the South Jersey Times. We have provided links below.
Philadelphia Inquirer: Published in the paper on January 28, 2018
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South Jersey Times: