January 19th: Thousands Hit The Shore!

On January 19th, 2013, over 2,500 volunteers at over 30 projects helped New York and New Jersey communities Clean Up and Clean Out!

Clean Ocean Action was happy to have been joined by:

  • US Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan
  • The Presidential Inaugural Committee
  • Clinton Global Initiative
  • New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation
  • New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
  • National Park Service
  • HOPE Worldwide 
  • …dozens of other great organizations, and
  • …hundreds of other great volunteer leaders!

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3 thoughts on “January 19th: Thousands Hit The Shore!

  1. I had a fantastic time working with other volunteers to clean up Jones Beach NY. It was a blustery January day but spirits were high as we all made our contributions for the betterment of our communities. I am truly looking forward to the future opportunities being presented to us to dig in and make a difference.

  2. Our meteorology club loved volunteering for Sandy relief at Midway Beach, NJ. With one of our club members having a house in Midway, as well as myself going down to Seaside Park every summer, it meant a lot to help out. For many, this was the first time we were in the area, since Sandy. The COA crew was very helpful and friendly. We appreciated the BBQ that was given to us over on 11th lane afterwards too! We hope to continue provided service to the Jersey Shore in the months ahead as we restore the shore.

  3. My husband and I helped with beach cleanup in Keansburg. For weeks, we have cleaned out our own house and helped our neighbors in Point Pleasant Beach, and wanted to lend a hand to another Jersey Shore town. After volunteers piled bags and much debris on the Keansburg Beach near the walkways, we went back and carried all of the bags ( some were heavy, too!) and all the junk to the street for the DPW pickup. We finished long after the alloted time, but felt gratified that we made a small dent. Thank you for organizing, Waves of Action!

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