I haven't seen this on here about greenwood lake. No marina on greenwood is allowing anyone to launch their boats leaving the lake locked from any access to it so their is a fight with NJ and ny to put in a public launch someplace. Nj stocks these water with fish but yet we have no access to fish it. Figures I would just help spread the word . Thanks for looking.
PUBLIC BOAT LAUNCH (ES) ON GREENWOOD LAKE
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UNITED FRESHWATER ANGLERS OF NEW JERSEY (UFANJ) started this petition to Mayor Township of West Milford MAYOR MICHELE DALE TOWNSHIP OF WEST MILFORD NJ and 8 others
WHERAS: RECREATIONAL FISHERMEN, TOURNAMENT FISHERMEN, AND FISHING GUIDES SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO ACCESS A FREE PUBLIC LAUNCH RAMP (S) ON THE SHORES OF GREENWOOD LAKE (NY/NJ) DUE TO THE GROWING AND APPARENT PRIVATIZATION OF THIS RESOURCE BY LANDOWNERS/MARINA OWNERS/OPERATORS AND STAFF. GREENWOOD LAKE IS A STOCKED WATERBODY: ITS FISHERIES HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED THROUGH INPUT BY THE NYS DEPT. OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION AND THE NEW JERSEY DIVISION OF FISH AND WILDLIFE TO ENSURE AND CREATE A PLEASURABLE FISHING EXPERIENCE FOR THOSE INCLINED TO TAKE PART IN THE RESOURCE. IT IS THEREFORE CRITICAL, AND OF PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE THAT A STATE BOAT LAUNCH (S) /AREAS (S) BE BUILT /INSTALLED ALONG THE SHORES OF GREENWOOD LAKE. AN ENVIRONMENT MUST BE CREATED TO ALLOW AND PERMIT FREE/EASY ACCESS TO GREENWOOD LAKE FOR THOSE HAVING SPENT THEIR MONEY ON REQUIRED FISHING LICENSES THAT GENERATE REVENUE TO DEVELOP AND CONTINUE THE FISHERIES ON GREENWOOD LAKE.
WE ARE ALSO IN FAVOR OF THE STATE LEGISLATURE PASSING LEGISLATION FOR A USER FEE DEDICATED FOR THE BUILDING OF A PUBLIC LAUNCH AND THIS FEE WOULD BE PAID BY THE MARINA OWNERS ON ALL CRAFT EITHER DOCKED OR LAUNCHED FROM THEIR FACILITIES. EXPLANATION: MARINA OWNERS HAVE BEEN COLLECTING LAUNCH FEES FOR THE PAST 30 YEARS FROM FISHERMEN. NONE OF THIS MONEY HAS EVER BEEN USED TO BUILD A PUBLIC LAUNCH WHICH IS NOW NECESSARY.
WE THE UNDERSIGNED PETITION THE:_______________________________ AS FOLLOWS
-TO CREATE /BUILD/INSTALL A PUBLIC LAUNCH RAMP(S) ON THE SHORE(S) OF GREENWOOD LAKE FOR ALL FISHERMEN TO USE.
-TO ALLOW THIS PUBLIC LAUNCH RAMP 24-HOUR ACCESS
- TO ALLOW THIS PUBLIC LAUNCH RAMP TO BE OPEN AND ALLOW ACCESS REGARDLESS OF SEASON (SPRING, SUMMER, FALL, WINTER)
-TO PROVIDE AMPLE PARKING AREA/FACILITIES ONCE THE BOAT IS LAUNCHED
-TO CREATE LEGISLATION FOR A USER FEE DEDICATED FOR THE BUILDING OF A PUBLIC LAUNCH(ES) AND THIS FEE WOULD BE PAID FOR BY THE MARINA OWNERS ON ALL CRAFT EITHER DOCKED OR LAUNCHED FROM THEIR FACILITIES.