BRADLEY BEACH — Volunteers of all ages endured the unpredictable weather to support their local coastline to participate in the Bradley Beach Fall “Beach Sweep.”
Twice a year, Clean Ocean Action [COA] asks for help to clean up New Jersey beaches. On Oct. 21, volunteers braved the storm and participated in this important cannon event.
COA is a leading national and regional voice that works to protect waterways using science, law, research, education and citizen action since 1984. The “Ocean Wavermakers” work to clean up and protect the waters of the New York Bight and make a difference in their community.
Their goal is to improve ocean life, motivate and educate citizens by reducing the plastic, litter and toxins in our oceans. COA yearns to protect the coasts from oil and gas drilling.
Their efforts are the start of a chain effect or a ripple effect that will positively affect the New Jersey coastline.
Volunteers met at the gazebo on Ocean and 5th Ave. to begin their clean up. Volunteers help to remove tons of debris that endangers marine life year round.
The weather did not cooperate but that did not stop local residents from cooperating. Rona Parker, Liz Hernandez and Dan Leyes, members of the borough’s environmental commission, did not let the weather stop them from showing their support. Volunteers endured the weather to clean up their local coast line.
Mayor Larry Fox showed his support towards his local beach and the COA.
Volunteers endured the unpredictable weather and came out to clean the beaches across the state of New Jersey. COA sends waves of thanks to all those who were able to attend. This concluded the fall beach sweeps for 2023.
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