POINT BEACH — The annual Barnegat Bay Blitz took place last week throughout many towns in the Barnegat Bay watershed area, including Point Pleasant Beach.
The Barnegat Bay Partnership [BBP] works in conjunction with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection [NJDEP] and Ocean Clean Communities to pick up trash and other material that may be harmful to the environment.
Karen Walzer, outreach coordinator for the BBP said, “Lots of trash ends up in the water, which is why the Barnegat Bay Partnership organizes the Blitz. We do not want to see that trash end up in the Barnegat Bay.”
“Unfortunately, litter happens. Sometimes it is intentional, sometimes it’s like someone’s trash can blew over on trash day. So [litter] does get spread around, and it’s harmful to wildlife,” said Ms. Walzer.
Over a dozen volunteers came out to help clean up Jenkinson’s beaches, along with the shoreline of Little Silver Lake. Ms Walzer said, “It is fantastic that so many volunteers come out for this clean up and all the other ones happening around the county. We really do appreciate it and it really does help clean up the environment.”
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