Asbury Park, New Jersey-- Clean Water Action, in partnership with the Asbury Park Boardwalk, is launching a “Straws by Request” program this Memorial Day Weekend. Participating establishments include Oyster Bar, The Anchor's Bend, Beach Bar and Wonder Bar. Drinking straws will be given to customers only by request. Look for the signage and educational postcards located at both the entrance, tabletops and the bars. Clean Water Action and the Asbury Park Boardwalk encourage all customers to participate.
Fresh off weakening important flood and clean water rules, Governor Christie is now going after the Highlands, 800,000 acres in north- western New Jersey that supplies over half of the state’s drinking water. Contact your state legislators and legislative leaders to pass ACR192 and block the Christie Administration's effort to weaken protections in the Highlands, the source of half of NJ's drinking water.
The lead crisis in Flint, Michigan; Newark, New Jersey and across the country signals a serious need to reexamine national and state drinking water policies, repair and update our crumbling water infrastructure, and make sure sure we reduce lead at the tap, especially where children are concerned.