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Sign up below for a Coastal Experience on Saturday, May 18th

Staten Island – New York

Our Beautiful Beach – Nature Walk and Beach Clean Up 

  • 9 am – 12 pm
  • 50 Volunteers Needed
  • Meet-up Location: Oakwood Beach @ Kissam Avenue, New Dorp NY
  • Directions: Hylan Ave to Guyon Ave, Left on Mills Rd, Right on Kissam Ave
  • AffiliationNatural Resource Protective Association
  • Description: Participants will learn about the natural environment as they clean and look to our future on the land. Various agencies will be attending and natural plant life and birds will be identified. the History and uses of the space will be explored while we revive such a need space to all. Looking forward to the beauty of day and hope all can attend this native shore space.
  • Other notes: gloves and proper shoes, dress for the weather please
  • Support coastal businesses visitPizzeria Giove in Staten Island
  • Sign up here

Essex County – New Jersey

Guardians of the Glen Clean Up

  • 10 am – 12 pm
  • 25 Volunteers Needed
  • Meet-up Location: Freeman Parkway (a small bridge above the Glen), Glen Ridge, NJ
  • Parking: Woodland Avenue at Freeman Parkway Intersection, Glen Ridge, NJ
  • Directions: GS Parkway to exit 148 Bloomfield, 1 mile west on Bloomfield ave., left on Freeman Parkway
  • Description: Pick up litter in and around the banks of the Glen Ridge glen (2nd River). Garbage bags and municipal trucks to pick up the trash collected will be provided.
  • Other notes: BBQ and music for volunteers at noon
  • Sign up here

Monmouth County – New Jersey

Summa Love Surf Lessons

Mott Street Bridge Clean Up

  • 9 am – 12 pm
  • 20 Volunteers Needed
  • Meet-up Location: Maple Pl between Beers & Luppatatong St, Keyport, NJ
  • Directions: From Rt36 Broad Street Keyport left on Maple 1/4 mile west between Beers Street and Lupatatong Ave
  • Parking: Maple Place on street at the culvert crossing Lupatatong Creek
  • AffiliationKeyport Environmental Commission
  • Description: Prior to the construction of a culvert on Maple Place between Beers St and Lupatatong Ave there had been a bridge called the Mott Street Bridge which spans the Lupatatong Creek east to west. The creek empties into the Raritan Bay by Keport Fishery and the Ye Cottage Inn which since Sandy was demolished. The culvert accumulates debris from tidal surge, upstream storm water runoff and wind bourne road surface litter. Our objective is to cleanup along the roadside and down to the creek edge thus preventing the debris from entering the creek and bay.
  • Other notes: Bring gloves, boots, poison ivy protection
  • Support coastal businesses: Visit Jakebob’s in Union Beach after volunteering!
  • Sign up here

Asbury Park Boardwalk Reopening

 Go Fly a (Newspaper) Kite!

  • 10:30 – 12:30 PM
  • 25 kids (plus adults)
  • Meet-up Location: Pavilion, Seven Presidents’s Waterfront Park, Long Branch, NJ
  • Directions: Garden State Parkway to exit 105. Take Rt. 36 east to Ocean Avenue, Park entrance ahead.
  • Description:Join us to fly kites made from newspaper! We will provide the materials and brief instruction for making and flying simple kites made from our family’s newspaper pile! If you have a special ribbon you would like to use for the kite’s tail, feel free to bring it, otherwise we will have samples to use. Fun for the entire family. Weather note: we will not hold this workshop in rain or extreme wind.
  • Other notes: Often much cooler on the beach in spring!
  • Support coastal businesses visit: McLoone’s Pier House for lunch after volunteering!
  • Sign up here

Natco Park Nature Walk

Hands Across the Sand – Bradley Beach

Ocean County – New Jersey

Hands Across the Sand – Island Beach State Park

  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 PM
  • Meet-up Location: Island Beach State Park
  • Affiliation: American Littoral Society
  • Description: Hands Across the Sand is an international grassroot event designed to demonstrate local opposition to offshore drilling and support for clean energy.
  • Support coastal businesses: Visit Atlantic Bar and Grill of NJ in Seaside Park or Labrador Lounge in Normandy Beach after the event
  • Sign up here

Jersey Shore Festival – May 17 – 18, 2013 

How to make Eco Chic Beach Jewelry

  • 11 am – 12 pm
  • 10 Participants Needed
  • To Register: E-mail michalsparks@aol.com
  • Meet-up Location: Sea & Green, 502 Bay Ave, Pt Pleasant Bch, NJ 08742
  • Parking: Street Parking (it’s free)
  • Directions: Located near the corner of Arnold & Bay Avenues, on the East side of Bay Avenue
  • Affiliation: Sea & Green
  • Description: Come enjoy the beautiful downtown Point Pleasant Beach coastal community before the summer crowds. In this fun class you will learn how to transform old itunes cards into your very own piece of funky jewelry with co-op artist mother/daughter team, Michal Sparks and Ivy Bowne. You can choose to create a bracelet or a necklace. This is a make & take so you leave with your very own piece of jewelry. All supplies are included.
  • Price: $20 per person or $35 for adult & child together (ages 6-12 considered child).
  • Other notes: Open to ages 10 – adult. Space is limited and pre-registration with $10 deposit is required.
  • Support coastal businesses visit: Surf Taco in Pt. Pleasant and Baja East Surf Shop mention that you are a Waves of Action volunteer at Baja East Surf Shop to receive 20% off your purchase!

Ocean Gate Yacht Club Open House

  • 10 am – 2 pm
  • Meet-up Location: Ocean Gate Yacht Club, Foot Of Ocean Gate Ave  Ocean Gate, NJ 08740
  • AffiliationOcean Gate Yacht Club
  • Description: To provide information on bringing people of all ages on sailing and the experiences of sailing and being back on the water (Toms River )
  • Support coastal businesses visit: The Anchor Inn
  • Sign up here

Harbor View Club and Marina Clean Up

  • 10 am – as needed
  • 20 Volunteers Needed
  • Meet-up Location: Harbor View Club and Marina, 420 8th St. Beach Haven, NJ 08008
  • Affiliation:  Harbor View Club and Marina
  • Description: Remove all the debris that came in with the storm.
  • Sign up here

Alliance for a Living Ocean Environmental Clean Up

  • 8 am – 12 pm
  • 20 Volunteers Needed
  • Meet-up Location: Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences
    120 Long Beach Blvd  Loveladies, NJ 08008
  • AffiliationAlliance for a Living Ocean
  • Description: Environmental cleanup of area beaches, parks, marshes, and neighborhoods
  • Sign up here

Soar Into Summer with Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce and ReClam the Bay

Boulevard Clams and ALO present the 1st Annual LBI Fish Fry

  • 12 pm
  • Meet-up LocationBoulevard Clams, 2006 Long Beach Blvd, Surf City
  • AffiliationAlliance for a Living Ocean
  • Description: Join ALO for a fish fry fundraiser to benefit ALO’s Surf Stewards program. Displays from numerous surf companies, giveaways, and more.
  • Sign up here

Atlantic County – New Jersey

Upcycle a T-shirt!

  • 1:15 pm for snacks, 2:00 pm start for clean up
  • 50 Volunteers Needed
  • Meet-up Location: Brigantine Community Center, 265 42nd Street, Brigantine, NJ 08203
  • AffiliationSurfrider Foundation, South Jersey Chapter
  • Description: We invite volunteers to join us for a quick snack and short presentation before heading out to the streets and beach for a community cleanup! Presentation will include instruction on how to “upcycle” an old t-shirt into a reusable bag so please bring a t-shirt if desired.
  • Other notes: please bring your gloves and dress for the weather. Brigantine will be hosting a 4×4 parade on the beach concurrently so please be mindful of the traffic but enjoy the fun.
  • Support coastal businesses visitGoochie Brothers for lunch!
  • Sign up here

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