Clean Ocean Action

Clean Ocean Advocate, August 2005

Lisa Kiwak, 732-872-0111,

C.O.A.S.T. Rides Into August

     The C.O.A.S.T. Campaign was successfully kicked-off on June 30 with a press conference at the pavilion in Avon-By-The-Sea.  COA extends special thanks to the Borough of Avon for being a great host and to Rob Fishman of the fabulous Avon Pavillon Restaurant for donating beverages and a beautiful fruit platter.  After just three C.O.A.S.T. weekends, volunteers educated hundreds of citizens about current ocean pollution issues at 12 different locations and raised $1,236.52.  In addition, famed musician Jon Bon Jovi and his wife Dorothea signed the petition to support the Clean Ocean Zone at one of the C.O.A.S.T. sites!  Congratulations to volunteer Kathleen Gasienica for obtaining their signatures!

     Volunteers are still needed for the closing weekend of C.O.A.S.T., which is the Clearwater Festival.  The festival, organized by the Monmouth County Friends of Clearwater (MCFC) will be held on August 20 & 21 at Sunset Park in Asbury Park.  The Clearwater Festival is a fun and exciting event that celebrates the environment, music, and friends.  All ages are welcome.  To volunteer for COA’s table and display or to lend a hand to MCFC on the days of the event, please contact Lisa.

This summer, volunteer for or stop by and support C.O.A.S.T.
at these locations in Monmouth and Ocean Counties:

August 6-7:
Risden Beach Club, Spring Lake,
Manasquan, & Belmar
August 13-14:
Seaside Park, Lavallette, & Island Beach State Park
August 20-21:
Clearwater Festival in Asbury Park


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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