Environmental organization Clean Ocean Action announced a Jersey Shore restoration effort known as Waves of Action.
In the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy, Clean Ocean Action sees an opportunity. As the Jersey Shore makes its comeback, the environmental advocacy group promises it will be there to help now and in the future while shepherding in a movement of responsible restoration. The organization recently announced a new year-long program called Waves of Action. The program was launched to respond to immediate and ongoing needs of coastal towns impacted by Sandy. With a slew of events already scheduled throughout the year, Waves of Action is hoping to pair willing volunteers with communities that still need digging out, habitats that need restoration, and forums designed to provide education about a sustainable future coastline. Clean Ocean …
Clean Ocean Action's twice-yearly event is set for 9 a.m. Saturday at sites all along the coastline
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Karen Wall
Friday, April 20, 2012
In the 1970s, there was a television ad that depicted a stream choked with trash – aluminum cans and old tires, among other things – and the ad would cut away at the end to a Native American man with a tear running down his cheek. The ads, of course, urged people not to litter, because of what it was doing to the environment. If those ads were done today in New Jersey, the Indian would be a Lenni Lenape, and he’d be standing on a shoreline choked with plastic bottles and caps, because those are the most commonly discarded items on the beaches of the Jersey Shore, according to Clean Ocean Action. Clean Ocean Action’s twice-yearly beach sweeps are set for Saturday morning beginning at 9 a.m. at sites up and down the coast, from Sandy Hook to…