Monday, April 29, 2013
Volunteers gathered at 65 sites around the state to help participate in an annual beach sweep.
Environmental stewardship and conservation group Clean Ocean Action has hosted Spring Beach Sweeps for nearly three decades, dispatching waves of volunteers on an April day each year to dozens of coastal sites throughout New Jersey to do a bit of clean up in preparation of the summer season. This spring's cleanup took on some extra meaning. With the state still recovering following Hurricane Sandy, volunteers came out to not only collect debris, but to participate in a comprehensive study that will analyze both the quantity of debris pulled from waterways and its impact on the marine environment. Beach sweeps were held at 65 sites throughout New Jersey on Saturday, with Sandy Hook serving as the effort's showcase location. Though the …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Clean-ups were held over the weekend
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Monday, March 25
More than a thousand volunteers belonging to 27 organizations participated in Clean Ocean Action's fourth Waves of Action for the Shore event on Saturday by clearing out debris and attempting to restore ecosystems in 30 locations throughout New York and New Jersey. Volunteers cleaned out marshes in Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Galloway, in Tuckerton and areas of Brigantine and then headed to the area shores. Shore park cleanups were held on Sandy Hook and in Matawan, Jackson, Long Branch and West Long Branch. Volunteers also installed a new osprey nesting platform in Stafford Township. The Waves of Action program is a response to the impact of Hurricane Sandy. One of the group's goals is to help improve and protect the marine …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Environmental organization Clean Ocean Action announced a Jersey Shore restoration effort known as Waves of Action.
In the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy, Clean Ocean Action sees an opportunity. As the Jersey Shore makes its comeback, the environmental advocacy group promises it will be there to help now and in the future while shepherding in a movement of responsible restoration. The organization recently announced a new year-long program called Waves of Action. The program was launched to respond to immediate and ongoing needs of coastal towns impacted by Sandy. With a slew of events already scheduled throughout the year, Waves of Action is hoping to pair willing volunteers with communities that still need digging out, habitats that need restoration, and forums designed to provide education about a sustainable future coastline. Clean Ocean …