Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Waves of Action Culminates with Conference

Highlights Year-Long Spirit of Volunteerism
 and Collaboration Responding to Sandy 

WHAT: A conference to celebrate the culmination of Waves of Action For The Shore, Clean Ocean Action’s year-long Sandy response program.  Almost 14,000 volunteers (and counting) have helped to improve and protect the marine environment through 281 projects, with more than 100 different organizations, in over 70 towns in New York and New Jersey.  The conference will highlight the extraordinary success of the volunteers and project leaders, include panels on unmet community needs in the aftermath of Sandy, resources to move forward with resiliency and environmental stewardship, and the results of Clean Ocean Action’s sea level rise survey.  Reflections will be made by Monmouth County resident, Brian Thompson, New Jersey reporter for NBC New York.

COA’s Student Ocean Advocates helped Conserve Wildlife Foundation
of NJ replace osprey nests damaged by Sandy in Stafford Twp NJ on March 23!

WHO: Citizens, volunteers, businesses, groups, and elected officials organized by Clean Ocean Action to show their support for coastal communities one year after the launch of the Waves of Action For The Shore program.

WHEN: Saturday, December 7, 2013                       

WHERE: McLoone’s Pier House
1 Ocean Ave, Long Branch, New Jersey
WHY: After a year of service and action, the conference will highlight the spirit of volunteerism and collaboration projects, and discuss the state of our shores one year after Sandy, and look ahead to 2014.

For more information and to reserve your seat at this breakfast event, click here.

Sandy Hook volunteers with Presidential Inaugural
Committee representatives on January 19, 2013
Conference Sponsors: Whole Earth Center of Princeton and Mimosa Bar by Barefoot Wine and Bubbly

To find out more information on sponsoring the event and supporting thousands of volunteers who have helped protect and improve the marine environment, contact Diana Reinhardt Paradis at (732) 872-0111.

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