Clean Ocean Action

Clean Ocean Advocate, March 2006


Jennifer Smiga, 732-872-0111,

“Guardians of Our Ocean” Monthly Patron Program

     Many COA supporters have requested we offer a monthly donation program.  Thanks to these recommendations, COA has launched the Guardians of Our Ocean Monthly Patron Program.  The Guardians program now offers COA’s seaworthy friends a more convenient way to make automatic monthly donations to sustain our programming and effectively safeguard the ocean throughout the year.

     Members of our monthly donor program receive an annual:

  • subscription to our monthly newsletter the Clean Ocean Advocate,
  • subscription to The Wave, COA’s email action alert list that sends updates on serious threats to the ocean as they occur.
  • letter from Cindy Zipf, COA’s Executive Director, with updates on important issues affecting the ocean.  

     If you are interested in participating in the Guardians program, please call Jennifer to request a Monthly Donor Enrollment Form.

Brahma Yoga & Spa: “Yoga Day USA 2006” for a Clean Ocean

     On January 28, participants in Brahma Yoga & Spa’s “Yoga Day USA” celebration in Sea Bright, NJ, raised nearly $1,500 to support a healthy ocean.

     “To mobilize the efforts of the community in the name of such a worthy cause is quite gratifying, we extend our warmest thanks to COA and all who contributed to the day’s success.  We hope to make it an annual event,” said Murray Dow, owner, Brahma Yoga & Spa.

     Waves of thanks to Lisa Aquino, Murray Dow, Helen Aquino, and the staff and instructors of Brahma Yoga & Spa, for donating their time and incredible energy to raise awareness of COA’s important work.  Additional thanks to over 100 people who participated in the day’s classes and evening festivities.  

     Clean Ocean Action thanks all who so generously donated their time and/or goods and services, including: Whole Foods Market of Middletown, Rumson BuyRite, Best of Nature of Red Bank, Sculpt Fitness of Atlantic Highlands, Yumi Sushi of Sea Bright, Windansea of Highlands, Elite Designs of Sea Bright, Chudzikhov Designs of Middletown, and musicians JoAnn and Jeffrey Hoffman of Neptune. 

     Yoga Day USA shirts, beautifully designed by Chudzikhov Designs (see photo), may be purchased at Brahma Yoga & Spa, 1050 Ocean Avenue, Sea Bright, (732) 224-9004.  Proceeds from shirt sales will be donated to COA.


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