Foundation Honors NJDEP's Campbell with Keeper of the Coast
(04/18) Asbury Park --
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner
Bradley M. Campbell will be honored tonight by the Surfrider
Foundation's Jersey Shore Chapter, with its annual Keeper
of the Coast award in recognition of his exceptional leadership
in protecting New Jersey's coastal areas.
The Foundation will present the award to
Campbell at the Surfrider Foundation's mid-winter festival,
Stokefest, at 9 p.m. at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park. The
festival begins at 6 p.m.
"I am greatly honored to receive this
award from the Surfrider Foundation. For too long, the voices
of surfers and other outdoor enthusiasts were overlooked
when critical decisions were made about our coast. I am
grateful to the Surfrider Foundation for their wisdom and
advocacy in seeking reform," Campbell said.
The Keeper of the Coast award is presented
annually to an exceptional leader dedicated and committed
to protecting New Jersey's coastal environment. Past recipients
include Congressman Frank Pallone and Cindy Zipf, Executive
Director, Clean Ocean Action.
"The Surfrider Foundation selected
Commissioner Campbell to receive this award because of his
courageous leadership on water issues, including beach nourishment,
beach access, beach replenishment and shoreline structures,"
said Surfrider Foundation Jersey Shore Chapter Chair John
J. Weber. "He has consistently demonstrated his commitment
to improving water quality on the coast and has worked hard
to address the concerns of surfers."
The Surfrider Foundation, founded in 1984,
is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the
protection and preservation of oceans and beaches. It includes
over 37,000 members and 60 local chapters in the U.S. and
has affiliates in Australia, Japan, France and Brazil.