Clean Ocean Action

A Rally for the Navesink meeting will be held on Thursday, January 28th at 7 pm via Zoom. To attend, click here to register.

Rally for the Navesink meetings are held at 7:00 pm on the last Thursday of every other month. Due to COVID-19, these meetings will now be held virtually.

Please note that meeting dates are subject to change. For the most up-to-date meeting information, including location, agendas, cancellations/date changes, and more, visit Rally for the Navesink on Facebook.

Agendas and presentations from past meetings can be found on the Rally for the Navesink Google Drive.

Click here to explore the Waterway Mindfulness Toolkit!

Presented by Clean Ocean Action, with contributions from Rally for the Navesink Alliance partners, this toolkit is a compilation of educational resources that will help to instill "waterway mindfulness" in residents of all ages throughout the Two Rivers watershed. With lesson plans, hands-on activities, and other virtual learning resources, this toolkit is perfect for teachers, parents, students and anyone interested to explore!

Clean Ocean Action recognizes the importance of oyster restoration projects as a component of restoring the natural, native ecosystem of the Navesink River. It is the goal of the Rally for the Navesink to improve water quality through source trackdown and pollution reduction efforts in collaboration with Alliance partners. Thanks to all of you, water quality in the Navesink has undoubtedly improved and the ecosystem has responded in kind, but there is still more work to be done. COA and the Rally for the Navesink will continue to work strategically and collaboratively to improve water quality to ensure that the river is safe for oysters, fish, and people alike.

Click here to access the Two Rivers Water Quality Reporting Form.

Citizens of the Two Rivers Watershed can use this form to document water quality concerns in the Navesink and Shrewsbury Rivers, and to easily share them with COA.

Instructions for using the reporting form were provided during the July 30th virtual Rally for the Navesink meeting. To view the recorded presentation, click here. The accompanying presentation slides are available here.

Rally for the Navesink

What is Rally for the Navesink?

Rally for the Navesink is a coalition of groups dedicated to improving and maintaining water quality in the Navesink River watershed through research, education and policy. The coalition was formed in 2016 in response to a downgrade of over 500 acres of of shellfishing area due to pollution. Pollution sources include urban and agricultural stormwater runoff and failing infrastructure. 

Clean Ocean Action released an in-depth report on these issues in June of 2016, and as part of Rally for the Navesink, has been organizing public meetings, source tracking efforts, and pursuing regulatory and policy tools as well as education and outreach in the watershed. 

Rally for the Navesink is an alliance of groups coordinated by Clean Ocean Action including: American Littoral Society ~ ANJEC ~ Bayshore Regional Watershed Council ~ Conserve Claypit Creek ~ Fair Haven Sailing Club/River Rats ~ Hartshorne Woods Association Monmouth Boat Club ~ Monmouth Conservation Foundation ~Navesink Business Group ~ Navesink Maritime Heritage Association  ~ Navesink River Rowing Club ~ Navesink Shrewsbury River Fishing Club ~ NJ Friends of Clearwater ~ NY/NJ Baykeeper ~ Oceanport Water Watch ~ Oceanic Free Library ~ Pirates Care ~ Recreational Fishing Club - NJ Chapter ~ Red Bank Business Alliance ~ Riverview Medical Center ~ Rumson Garden Club ~ Shrewsbury Sailing & Yacht Club ~ Sierra Club - Shore Group ~ Surfrider - Jersey Shore Chapter, WATERSPIRIT, and growing!

If you would like to become involved please contact outreach@(Spam protected email address)

Visit the Rally For the Navesink Facebook page for important updates and events.

For more information, please visit the Rally for the Navesink Google Drive- Citizen Science Folder.




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