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Courier covers Beach Sweeps 2008

New Jersey swept its beaches clean on Saturday, April 26. The sweeps were sponsored by Clean Ocean Action.

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)


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Keyport to host Beach Sweep tomorrow

Keyport will be sweeping its beaches clean tomorrow as part of the 23rd annual Clean Ocean Action.

Volunteers are asked to meet at 9 a.m. at Cedar Street Park. The sweep will be held rain or shine.

Volunteers are asked to:

  • Bring and wear gloves
  • Dress accordingly to the weather
  • Wear hard-soled shoes
  • Stay out of the dunes
  • Respect wildlife

A bit of history: Clean Ocean Action is one of the longest running cleanups in the world. It first started at Sandy Hook in 1985. Since then, over 70,000 volunteers have participated and removed over 3 million pieces of debris from New Jersey’s beaches and waterways.

To learn more or to register your group, visit Clean Ocean Action on the Web.

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