Clean Ocean Action

Clean Ocean Advocate, November 2005


Kari Jermansen, 732-872-0111,

COA Public Awareness Campaign -- An Update

     After its June 9th launch, COA’s Public Service Announcement (PSA), featuring fun “beachy” images of children and adults and music by Bruce Springsteen, has inspired support from new and existing ocean advocates.  Since the PSA broadcasted on television, radio, and the internet, COA has received many requests from people of all ages to volunteer at events, an increase in online donations, and requests from organizations and companies to collaborate on various exciting community and fundraising events. 

     “With the launch of the PSA, COA’s 20-year success story will be carried to a new audience.  Our goal is to connect residents who care about our waters with information about ocean pollution.  We believe once the facts on ocean pollution are understood, this knowledge will energize concerned residents into action,” said Brian Pasch, PSA Committee Chair, at the June 9th premiere.

     Some key accomplishments of COA’s Public Awareness Campaign to date are:

  • The PSA aired on television stations WPIX/WB11 New York, WABC New York, and TV40 WMGM-TV NBC South Jersey.
  • The PSA’s big-screen premiere will be at the Two River Film Festival at Monmouth University on November 4 (see article to the right; for ticket information, visit 
  • Listen for the PSA and look for links on these radio stations and their webcasts and websites: The Breeze (107.1-FM), B98.5-FM, G106.3-FM, and Real Oldies 1410-AM.
  • The print advertisement has been featured in OCEAN Magazine, Night & Day  Magazine, Currents, MAR Magazine, Two River Times, Rumson Journal, Holmdel Journal, and on the TV screens on Seastreak Ferries.  

     COA staff, PSA Committee Chair Brian Pasch, and Committee Members Jeffrey Wrightson, Kurt Bruckmann, Grace Wrightson, Read Murphy, and Doug Rossbach continue to work full speed ahead to air our important message across the region.  Please call Kari with suggestions and contacts for PSA broadcast and print ad placement.


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