December 7th

On Saturday, December 7, 2013, Clean Ocean Action held a conference more than one year after Superstorm Sandy at McLoone’s Pier House in Long Branch, New Jersey. Over 100 attendees came to celebrate the culmination of the Waves of Action program. A celebration of the culmination of Waves of Action “For The Shore,” the year-long Sandy … Continue reading

November 13-15th

On November 13-15th, over 85 educators throughout New York and New Jersey participated in a Superstorm Sandy inspired ‘Virtual Teach-In.’ COA compiled resources and lesson plans that gave educators and students throughout the region the opportunity to learn more about the science behind Superstorm Sandy, climate change and sea level rise. Click here for the educational … Continue reading

October 19th

On Saturday, October 19, over 1,700 volunteers hit the beaches to participate in Clean Ocean Action’s 28th Annual Fall Beach Sweeps at 57 sites along the Jersey Shore. Volunteers collected, tallied, and removed harmful and unsightly debris from New Jersey’s coastline, one year after Sandy.

September 21st

Throughout the month of September, Clean Ocean Action urged citizens to assist in the long-term recovery of the coast by participating in educational forums, rain barrel and rain garden workshops, and planting native maritime forests through Waves of Action ‘For The Shore.’  Events were organized by outstanding business and community leaders from Monday, September 16 … Continue reading

August 17th

During the week of Saturday, August 17, Clean Ocean Action’s Waves of Action For The Shore continued with community, kayak and marsh clean-ups. Volunteers kayaked with the Shark River Cleanup Coalition to remove debris from Shark River, N.J. Natural Resources Protective Association organized volunteers in Staten Island for a community clean-up in New Dorp, NY. … Continue reading

July 20th

On July 20th, over 30 volunteers helped clean beaches and waterways in Highlands, NJ and Loch Arbour, NJ, learned about resiliency at City of Water Day in New York City, and jammed with Reef’d Live at the Whitebrier in Avalon, NJ for Waves of Action Awareness. Special Thanks to: Margot Fernicola and the town of … Continue reading

June 22nd

On June 22nd, Clean Ocean Action’s Waves of Action For The Shore continued with hundreds of dedicated volunteers working on projects focused on keeping waterways clean. Fourteen projects including native plant gardening; shoreline, park, beach, and community cleanups; and educational events about environmentally friendly houses, rain gardens, rain barrels, and stormwater management took place. Many … Continue reading

May 18th

On May 18th, volunteers participated in Clean Ocean Action’s “Back to the Beach” projects which promote the natural beauty of the coast and show New York and New Jersey shores as being “open for business.”   Events were held at 17 locations throughout the region, including coastal counties in New Jersey, and Staten Island, New York. … Continue reading

Coastal Experiences Sign Up

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 … Continue reading

April 27th

On April 27th, 2013, over 6,000 volunteers took part in the 2013 Spring Beach Sweeps!  Beach Sweepers cleaned waterways and beaches at over 65 sites in New Jersey!