Clean Ocean Action


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 canvassing organization.

*** World Ocean Day Event Update ***

Clean Ocean Action is monitoring the air quality forecasts, conditions, and warnings in the region and will be determining whether our World Ocean Day event scheduled for Thursday, June 8, will be held as scheduled or postponed.

Check our social media posts and website around 12:30pm on Thursday, June 8th for updated information about the event.

Thank you for your patience and be safe.


Join COA in Seaside Park, NJ, on June 8 to help launch a citizen action campaign to protect the ocean, including from harmful industrialization.   

Date: Thursday, June 8, 2023

(UPDATE: Air quality conditions may affect this scheduled event, please check above or with COA for updates)

Time: 5:30PM 

Location: Funtown Beach, Stockton Ave & N Ocean Ave, Seaside Park, NJ  


Virtual Access: Facebook Live 

Facebook Profile: Clean Ocean Action

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WAVES OF THANKS for a SEA-rrific Rescheduled Beach Sweeps!

SEA you for the Fall Beach Sweeps on October 21st!

WAVES OF THANKS to all the true-blue ocean advocates who made it out for the rescheduled Spring Beach Sweeps! Please see our latest press release for highlights and more. The data has been collected and we look forward to sea-ing you all again with buckets in-hand October 21st! 

Eliminating Plastic Carry-out Bags & Foam Plastic!

Good job, New Jersey! After just 5 months of the law coming into effect, the New Jersey Food Council estimates that 3.44 BILLION plastic bags and 68 million paper bags have been eliminated from the waste stream as a result of this law! Clearly, the law is having a positive impact on our communities and the environment. Keep it up! 

For more on the law as well as initiatives to reduce plastic pollution, click here.

Clean Ocean Action’s virtual EcoGuide for students, teachers, and families is now live! Published in previous years to promote the eco-friendly enjoyment of the Jersey Shore, COA has now taken this mission virtual so that it can be accomplished on-the-go. This comprehensive tool serves as a fun database of the best ways to enjoy marine ecosystems while also protecting them. This includes eco-friendly activities for all ages, educational information on issues that COA addresses, and tips on the best places to appreciate nature in NJ.

The EcoGuide is made possible thanks to generous support from the Marta Heflin Foundation.

Find the EcoGuide linked below, ready for mobile or computer use. The EcoGuide functions on mobile devices most efficiently through the “Google Slides” app, but can also be opened on any internet browser.


For Best Use of the EcoGuide:

On mobile phone

  • Download the “Google Slides” or the “Google Drive” app
  • When you click the EcoGuide link, open it in one of those apps
  • Turn your phone horizontally for easiest viewing

On desktop or laptop

  • Once the link is opened, click “present” in the upper right-hand corner to view full screen and functionality

To use while offline

  • Open the EcoGuide while online, then click “download” and download as a pdf to save for use while offline



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Long Branch, NJ 07740

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Gateway National Recreation Area
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