Fall Beach Sweeps on Saturday….

By Greg Kelly • on October 18, 2011


Participate in COA’s Fall Beach Sweeps, October 22 –

If you’re a Monmouth County resident who loves the shore—and who doesn’t?—I urge you to participate in Clean Ocean Action’s “Fall Beach Sweep” on Saturday, October 22 from 9 am to 12:30 pm (rain or shine). Many county beach towns are participating in the effort. Join in. Believe me, you’ll feel better about yourself afterward.

~ List and Map of Beach Sweeps Sites – HERE ~


The Highlands-based COA started the beach cleaning program over 25 years ago to “rid our precious shores of unsightly and harmful debris.” One of the world’s longest running cleanups of its kind, the program has grown from 75 people at one site in 1985, to more than 5,100 volunteers at 115 sites in 2011.

“Marine debris is deadly to wildlife, and can ruin our experiences at the beach,” explains Cindy Zipf, Executive Director COA. “Volunteers participating in COA’s Beach Sweeps help improve our marine environment by removing harmful debris and, most importantly, collecting evidence of the pollution that plagues New Jersey’s beaches.”


In every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.”
Rachel Carson


All beach sweep participants are asked to wear work gloves, hard-sole shoes and sunscreen, and be appropriately dressed.

According to the Annual Beach Sweeps Report, volunteers collected more than 300,000 pieces of debris from 63 locations during the combined Spring and Fall cleanups in 2009. As a result, more than 36,000 pounds of debris was removed from the Jersey’s shore and waterways. The two most common pieces of debris found during last year’s Beach Sweeps were: Plastic Caps & Lids (33,551 items) and Cigarette Filters (30,784).

For more information about the Beach Sweep program, call 732-872-0111 or e-mail citizens@cleanoceanaction.org.

beach swwepSand Savers – Clean Ocean Action beach sweepers in Long Branch last fall.

DunesWatch It! – When doing beach cleaning, always stay clear of the dune grass.


About Maria Paulina Pagano

As a Realtor for the last twenty years and a Monmouth County resident for twenty-four years, I have accumulated extensive and invaluable knowledge of the Real Estate Market and Market Trends. Member of Ocean, Monmouth, & Middlesex MLS.
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