rbr env club 2015 1PHOTO: Over 50 RBR students and friends participated in the 2015 Clean-Ocean Action Beach Sweep on October 24. The students are pictured on a bridge in Sandy Hook where they devoted their trash and data collection efforts.

LITTLE SILVER, NJ - “So many of our RBR students enjoy summers at the beach, fishing, kayaking, and surfing. So one weekend in October, these students took the opportunity to give back to their local marine environment that they love so much,” stated Red Bank Regional (RBR) science teacher and Environmental Club advisor David Hussey.

Forty-nine RBR students participated in the 2015 Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweeps meeting at Sandy Hook, NJ. The environmental club students collected and recorded over 1,000 pieces of litter. While the collection process cleaned the beaches, the record-keeping served as data collection used to help reduce sources of pollution. The volunteers’ records will be analyzed and published in annual reports.

rbr env club 2015 2(Right) RBR students clean the waters in Sandy Hook, and discovered some dead osprey which they intended to study to learn if pollution was responsible.