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Fall Beach Sweeps

October 23, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweep

36th Annual Fall Beach Sweeps

Thousands Unite to Remove Harmful Marine Debris

Saturday, October 23, 2021 9am-12:30pm

70 locations along the Shore and beyond!

WHO: Volunteers – the small and the tall and including hundreds of groups, schools, scout troops, businesses to give back to the ocean and show Jersey Pride for the coast.


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WHAT: Clean Ocean Action’s 36th Annual Fall Beach Sweeps to rid beaches of litter and collect valuable data

WHEN: Saturday, October 23, 2021, 9am-12:30pm

WHERE: List of Beach Sweep Locations

Over 70 locations along New Jersey’s shoreline, rivers and streams from Bergen County to Cape May County

Annual Kickoff: Beach Sweeps Rally at Sandy Hook – 9:00 AM*

Gateway National Recreation Area

Parking Lot D

Sandy Hook, NJ

*Per National Park Service policy, masks are required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, in crowded outdoor spaces and in all NPS buildings including restrooms. For more information visit NPS.gov.

WHY: Beach Sweeps offer an opportunity for citizens to step up and remove litter on land before it becomes harmful and even lethal to aquatic life, and to gather evidence about the increasing threat of this pollution. The data from the Beach Sweeps turns a one-day event into a legacy of information to increase public awareness and change wasteful habits, enforce litter laws, and improve policies to reduce sources of marine debris.

Interview/Photo Opportunities:

Cindy Zipf, Executive Director of Clean Ocean Action

Special Thanks:

2021 Statewide Sponsors: Willie’s Superbrew


2021 County Sponsors: Comcast NBC Universal, Hackensack Meridian Health, Montecalvo & Bayshore Family of Companies, Servpro of Eatontown/Long Branch & Servpro of Hackensack/Little Ferry, ShopRite, Target

2021 Site Sponsors: American Council of Engineering Companies of New Jersey, Appalachian Mountain Club New York – North Jersey Chapter, Atlantic City Electric, Baine Contracting, Cohen Water Initiative, Jenkinson’s Boardwalk and Aquarium, Manasquan Bank, OceanFirst Foundation, Slalom, Vantage Apparel, 1st Constitution Bank

2021 Supporting Businesses: Ricoh USA

Additional support provided by Enterprise Holdings Foundation.

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October 23, 2021
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Gateway National Recreation Area
26 Hudson Rd.
Highlands, NJ 07732
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