Clean Ocean Action


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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.


Community members attended Clean Ocean Action's Citizen Hearing on February 20, 2024, to voice their comments about the environmental concerns of six massive offshore wind lease areas off the coast of New Jersey and New York. The public has until Monday, February 26, 2024, 11:59 PM ET, to submit comments to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on the Draft "Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement on Expected Offshore Wind Development in the New York Bight." See the links below for details and ways to provide comments.

Register for the Spring Beach Sweeps Today!

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Get your buckets ready, grab your work gloves, and register for the Spring Beach Sweeps coming this April! With over 80 NJ locations to choose from, you can make a difference to help defend the ocean from wherever you are and remove harmful debris from waterways. Don't wait—register today!

¡Regístrese aquí para los barridos de playas de Clean Ocean Action!



Plan an exciting Spring SEAson by joining us for a free Student Summit!

Join Clean Ocean Action for a FREE field trip this Spring!

Take learning beyond the classroom by applying for your students to attend COA's 36th Annual Spring Student Summit and experience hands-on environmental education ... at the beach! COA is thrilled to host this free program at Gateway National Recreation Area - Sandy Hook Unit on May 15th & 16th.

Applications are open until April 15th for interested middle schools to apply! Teachers can apply to bring up to 30 students to the Summit closest to their school's location. Click here to learn more and apply!


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



49 Avenel Blvd.
Long Branch, NJ 07740

Field Office:

Gateway National Recreation Area
Sandy Hook, New Jersey

Voice: (732) 872-0111
FAX: (732) 872-8041

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