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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.



Federal Agency Announces Final Sale Notice for Leasing Nearly 500,000 acres of Open Public Ocean to Private Energy Developers off NY/NJ Coast


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Two Rivers Winter Road Salt Monitoring: Volunteers Needed

This winter, COA is participating in a statewide research project to study the impact of road salting on waterbodies, in partnership with the NJ Watershed Watch Network. Volunteers are needed to monitor chloride levels at select locations in the Navesink and Shrewsbury River watersheds. Find out more, and get trained as a community scientist water quality monitor, by attending the Rally for the Two Rivers meeting on Thursday, January 27 at 7pm via Zoom.

Register here!

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GREAT NEWS to Help Reduce Plastic Pollution!

NJ Governor Murphy signed the Recycled Content Bill (S.2515) into law on Febuary 18, 2022. Waves of thanks to everyone who made calls, sent emails, and helped get the bill passed to help reduce plastic pollution!  For more information about the recycled content bill, click here.


Reduce Litter in the Delaware River

The goal of COA's Reduce Litter in the Delaware River project is to monitor litter and reduce the land-based sources of trash that contribute to pollution in and along the river, and that ultimately flow into the ocean. COA hosted a webinar about the project on Tuesday, December 21, 2021. Watch the webinar recording and view the presentation slides. 

To learn more about the project and COA's findings, read the Litter Assessment along the Delaware River: Citizen Science Progress Report.

To get involved in COA's work along the Delaware River, email

Clean Ocean Action’s virtual EcoGuide for students, teachers, and families is now live! Published in previous years to promote the eco-friendly enjoyment of the Jersey Shore, COA has now taken this mission virtual so that it can be accomplished on-the-go. This comprehensive tool serves as a fun database of the best ways to enjoy marine ecosystems while also protecting them. This includes eco-friendly activities for all ages, educational information on issues that COA addresses, and tips on the best places to appreciate nature in NJ.

The EcoGuide is made possible thanks to generous support from the Marta Heflin Foundation.

Find the EcoGuide linked below, ready for mobile or computer use. The EcoGuide functions on mobile devices most efficiently through the “Google Slides” app, but can also be opened on any internet browser.


For Best Use of the EcoGuide:

On mobile phone

  • Download the “Google Slides” or the “Google Drive” app
  • When you click the EcoGuide link, open it in one of those apps
  • Turn your phone horizontally for easiest viewing

On desktop or laptop

  • Once the link is opened, click “present” in the upper right-hand corner to view full screen and functionality

To use while offline

  • Open the EcoGuide while online, then click “download” and download as a pdf to save for use while offline


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