The boroughs of Keyport and Keansburg were two such locations where residents of all ages turned out with gloves, working shoes and plenty of trash bags to clean up their beaches.
The chairman of Keyport’s Environment Commission, Rowland Seckinger, said the importance of these exercises is for residents to collect trash from their beaches and tally it as data. This is to see exactly what is polluting their home so as to stop it at the source.
Clean Ocean Action provided data cards for participants to use. The borough will send their cards to Clean Ocean Action, who will then summarize their information and send back results.
Check out this week’s issue of The Courier to read about my experience in Keyport and Courier Senior Staff Writer Alyssa Passeggio’s trip to Keansburg.
PHOTO: “Savin’ the fishies, don’t you know?” (Melissa L. Gaffney)