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KNOCK KNOCK…who’s there? 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.

We are awaiting more definitive answers from health officials on or before March 31st before making any final decisions about modifications to the Spring Beach Sweeps. In the meantime, we are asking you to please save the date for Saturday, April 25th, and to stay tuned for updates.

Celebrate 35 Years of Beach Sweeps by purchasing a limited edition Beach Sweeps t-shirt or sweatshirt from Jetty Ink!

NESE Update

Round 4: Nasty "NESE" is Back! We Need Your Help AGAIN!

Sign the Petition

It’s once again time to rally!

Act now to help stop the proposed 23.4-mile methane gas pipeline called the Northeast Supply Enhancement Project (NESE).  This is the fourth time that Williams-Transco is seeking approval for this dirty, fossil fuel, climate-changing project.  The ecological and public health consequences will be devastating and will continue for 50 years or more.   

Your urgent actions are needed!  The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) is accepting public comments only until April 6, 2020. 

Please ACT NOW to help STOP NESE!


For additional ways to get involved, download the Stay-at-Home Action Kit.

4-Day Virtual Student Climate Change

Education Rally a Huge Success!

On March 27-30th COA hosted a 4-day virtual student rally to support NJ First Lady Tammy Murphy’s Proposed Climate Change K-12 NJ Student Learning Standards for Public Schools by inviting students to create visual expressions of what climate change means to them and how important climate change education is to their future. The inspiring submissions were included in COA's public comments to the NJ Department of Education on the NJ Student Learning Standards. If approved, New Jersey will be the first state in the nation to incorporate climate change education in all education standards for public schools. The student works included original posters, poems, sonnets, speeches, and songs.



View the Student Submissions.

Has your municipality eliminated single-use plastics?


Clean Ocean Action strongly urges municipalities to pass local ordinances addressing single-use plastic pollution. Currently, COA is aware of 57 municipalities that have adopted such ordinances. To assist your municipality, COA has materials and tools available.

Click the links to see COA's model ordinances for banning single-use plastic:



Polystyrene (Styrofoam) foam food containers


All of the above in ONE! (COA recommendation)

Municipal action needs to take place because the 2018-2019 Legislative session ended with disappointment as New Jersey lawmakers did not pass what would have been the most comprehensive single-use plastic reduction legislation in the nation. If passed, the legislation would have phased-out single-use plastic straws, shopping bags, and Styrofoam food containers, which plague our beaches and kill wildlife. 

Thankfully, the bill has already been reintroduced in the new legislative session. The first hearing on the bill took place on January 30th in the Senate Energy and Environment Committee. Read COA's testimony at the hearing.


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