Clean Ocean Action

Clean Ocean Advocate, July 2004

COA Volunteers Gear Up for Summer Campaign

Support the Clean Ocean Zone

Kate Tatem, 732-872-0111,


Excited to spend the day soaking up sun at the beach?  Eager to help the ocean?  Volunteering for Clean Ocean Action (COA) provides a perfect way to combine these activities!  Help teach shore residents and tourists about ocean pollution and ways to prevent it by volunteering for our 14th annual C.O.A.S.T. or Clean Ocean Action Shore Tips educational campaign.  It’s a great way to be a voice for the ocean and help protect it.


This summer’s COAST focus is building citizen and town support for the Clean Ocean Zone (COZ),   a project of COA.  This new legislative initiative will lock-out future pollution and harmful activities in the waters off New York and New Jersey, and lock-in the great progress made in ocean protection, including the closure of all eight ocean dumpsites.


To volunteer for COAST, all it takes is 4 hours on a weekend in July or early August (between the hours of 10AM and 3PM) to be a part of this amazing effort.  All ages are welcome.  COAST sites are located at beach clubs and towns in Monmouth and Ocean  Counties (see list below).  To sign up for a date and location, contact Kate Tatem, 2004 COAST Intern.


Thank you to those ocean advocates who attended the two fun volunteer training sessions at Jenkinson’s Aquarium and in Bradley Beach.  Now, to the COAST!

COAST 2004 Sites:

Volunteers are still needed at some locations.  Also, if you are not volunteering, remember to stop by one of our information tables, say hello to our volunteer, show your support for the Clean Ocean Zone, sign a petition, learn ways you can help be the solution to ocean pollution, and don’t forget to buy a T-shirt.

  • July 3 & 4: Avon, Deal, Bradley Beach, and Long Branch
  • July 10 & 11: Promenade Beach Club (Long Branch), Driftwood Beach Club (Sea Bright), *Chapel Beach Club (Sea Bright), *Monmouth Beach Bath &  Tennis Club
  • July 17 & 18: Sands Beach Club (Sea Bright), Sea Bright Public Beach, Loch Arbour, Ship Ahoy Beach Club (Sea Bright)
  • July 24 & 25: Keansburg Boardwalk, Surfrider Beach Club (Sea Bright), *Risden Beach Club (Point Pleasant), *Water’s Edge Beach Club (Sea Bright)
  • July 31 & August 1: Belmar, Manasquan, *Point Pleasant Beach, *Spring Lake, *Sea Girt

August 7 & 8: Island Beach State Park, Ocean Grove, *Ortley Beach (Dover Township), *Seaside Park


*These sites have yet to be confirmed.

Top 5 Reasons to be a COAST Volunteer:

5. Learn something new.

4. Boost a resume or college application with volunteer hours and experience.

3. Freebies! Get a limited edition T-shirt or exclusive 2004 tote bag when you

volunteer for COAST.

2. Enjoy a day at the beach.

   and the number one reason is...

1. Feel great by helping to keep the ocean clean, for this summer and future generations.


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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