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KNOCK KNOCK…who’s there? Not Clean Ocean Action! (COA)

COA does not go door-to-door. We do not solicit funds or signatures, or distribute information through canvassing. If you have questions or concerns, COA suggests contacting your town administrator. Please further note that Clean Ocean Action has no financial affiliation with the organization called Clean Water Action (formerly known as NJ Environmental Federation) or any other canvasing organization.

Register for COA's 33rd Annual Fall 2018 Beach Sweeps at over 60 NJ locations on Saturday, October 20th!

Clean Ocean Action Presents Ocean in Motion


Join us on Friday, November 2 at 6pm for Clean Ocean Action’s rockin and rollin good time annual fundraising event at Windows on the Water in Sea Bright, NJ. This year’s theme is Ocean in Motion—celebrating the season of marine migration and ongoing actions to protect the ocean from harm.

A ticket to this joyful event includes a raw bar provided by Lusty Lobster, live music with the Jukebox Criminals and dancing, a dinner prepared by Executive Chef Pete Cruz, complimentary wine, beer and vodka, as well as chances to win incredible prizes through the silent auction, 50/50 and other raffle opportunities. It’s going to be a wonderful time so come on out, enjoy the ride!

Click here to purchase your tickets.

The Clean Ocean Action Open surf contest is back!

Registration is now closed. Spectators are welcome to attend for free to watch some of the best pros on the east coast battle it out. If you don’t surf or can’t make the contest, join us at the After-Party presented by 2nd Jetty Seafood in north Sea Bright! Non-contestant tickets are $30 at the door and includes free beer, wine & Tito’s vodka, live music and a killer local food spread!

Click here to learn more.


Attention teachers! Clean Ocean Action's Fall 2018 Student Summit, open to Central and Southern NJ schools will be held on Thursday, October 11.

Download the Fall 2018 Student Summit Application.

Click here to join the Clean Ocean Action Educators Facebook group and stay tuned for updates regarding additional Clean Ocean Action education programs and the Spring Student Summit, open to Northern, NJ schools.

Plastic Bag Fee VETOED by Gov. Murphy!

The New Jersey State Legislature passed a bill (A3267/S2600), but it only set a 5-cent fee on all single-use plastic and paper bags throughout the Garden State.  We urged Governor Murphy to veto and fix it with actions that would have truly made a difference. They included:

•       Phasing-out and banning bags by 2020-2021

•       Protect towns that want or have strong laws

•       Charge 10-cent fee on all other bags

•       Dedicate the funds to help reduce litter and lead in drinking water

•       Requiring enforcement of and education about the law

As of Monday morning, 8/27 Governor Murphy vetoed the bill that would have imposed a five-cent fee on single-use plastic carryout bags. The governor went on to say that plastic bags "represent a significant source of litter that clutters our communities and parks."

"Instituting a five-cent fee on single-use bags that only applies to certain retailers does not go far enough to address the problems created by overreliance on plastic bags and other single-use carryout bags."

View Governor Murphy's Statement on Bill No. 3267

NJ is STILL Ditching Single-Use Plastic, Town by Town

Almost 20 towns have passed an ordinance banning or enforcing fees on single-use plastic items and the list continues to grow. On May 22, 2018, Monmouth Beach passed the most comprehensive plastic ban in the nation! Bags, straws and containers are banned starting on June 1st!

View a complete list of plastic ban initiatives taking place across New Jersey


Williams Transco. is proposing to build a 23-mile fracked gas pipeline through the Raritan Bay, residential communities in Sayreville & Old Bridge, under the Garden State Pkwy, and near Cheesequake State Park. It would also include a 32,000 Horsepower compressor station (gas engine) that could affect the air of South Brunswick, Franklin, and Princeton area residents.

The dangers posed to the health and safety of residents, visitors, wildlife, and the environment from emitted toxic gas, noise, potential fires, and explosion are too great. 

Governor Phil Murphy
has until June 23rd to reject a crucial permit that could help stop this dangerous project. Call Gov. Murphy at (888) 724-8943!

Waves of thanks for your incredible efforts in opposing the 2019-2024 Draft Proposed Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing Program. So far there have 1,670,314 comments submitted! We expect this number to grow as the Bureau of Ocean Energy and Management (BOEM) logs the submitted comments.

Although the comment period deadline is closed, the fight’s not over. Click here to view ways you can continue to build momentum against offshore oil and gas. Click here to sign the petition.

Check out our comprehensive list of Federal, State and local actions taken against oil and gas exploration.

For more OCS Offshore Oil updates, please visit the OCS page.

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