Clean Ocean Action

Thank you for a Fantastic 6th Annual Rally for the Rivers Eco-Fest!

On Saturday, June 1st, Clean Ocean Action and Rumson Environmental Commission had a wonderful 6th annual Rally for the Rivers Eco-Fest. We are so grateful to everyone who joined us at Victory Park in Rumson to celebrate the Two Rivers watershed and experience all the eco-friendly activities, lively music, and enthusiasm from the 28 participating organizations. From river seining with the American Littoral Society to reading circles with Waterspirit, every moment was filled with learning and fun.

Those who attended Eco-Fest and filled up their Eco-Fest Passport with activity stamps will be able to unlock discounts and giveaways throughout the month of June from over 15 local businesses. For a complete list of all participants, see the 2024 Eco-Fest Passport!

Waves of thanks to our amazing sponsors, who make this event possible – Bayshore Recycling, Mazza Recycling, and Sea Bright Solar. You continued support is invaluable!

Special thanks to all the organizations involved to make this day a success: 

  • American Littoral Society --- Bayshore Recycling Facility --- Clean Ocean Action --- Fair Haven Green Team --- Gateway National Recreation Area --- Jersey Shore Food Waste Coalition --- Lisa Bagwell --- Little Silver Environmental Commission --- Mazza Recycling --- Mission Milkweed --- Monmouth Beach Environmental Commission/Beyond Plastics NJ --- Monmouth Conservation Foundation (MCF) --- Monmouth County Park System --- Navesink Maritime Heritage Association --- NJ Sea Grant Consortium --- RFH Project Terrapin --- Rumson Department of Public Works --- Rumson Environmental Commission --- Rumson Garden Club --- Rumson Recreation Department --- Rumson Shade Tree Commission --- Rutgers Master Gardeners --- Sea Bright Solar --- Student Environmental Advocates and Leaders (SEAL) Program --- Tinton Falls Environmental Commission --- Waterspirit!

Interested in participating next June? 

If you are from the following towns, you are part of the Two Rivers watershed and eligible to participate in Eco-Fest!

  • Colts Neck​, Eatontown​, Fair Haven​, Little Silver​, Long Branch​, Middletown, Monmouth Beach​, Red Bank​, Rumson​, Sea Bright, Shrewsbury​, Tinton Falls, Oceanport​

There several ways to participate: 

  • HOST A TABLE: We love to have local environmentally-minded groups host a table to present an educational message on how we can protect our rivers. 
  • OFFER A PASSPORT REWARD: If you are a local buisness and would like to offer a discount in our 2025 Eco-Fest Passport, please reach out! Attendees that bring a completed Eco-Fest passport to your buisness during the month of June will receive the discount. 
  • SCIENCE CLASS EXTRA CREDIT: The last couple of years, we have been partnering with area schools that give students extra-credit for bringing in a completed Eco-Fest passport. This seems to fit nicely with science curriculums across various grades. 
  • VOLUNTEERS: We also need volunteers the day of to help with set-up and break-down. This should be done by older students or adults. 
  • BECOME A SPONSOR: Support environmental learning and the protection of the Navesink and Shrewsbury Rivers by sponsoring the 7th Annual Eco-Fest! If interested in becoming a sponsor, please review the sponsorship levels at this LINK and contact COA's Resource and Development Director, Jocelyn Graham, at 

Interested? Email with the subject "2025 Eco-Fest"­­



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