Monday, July 7, 2014

2014 COAST Volunteer Opportunities

Summer is finally here! Whether sitting on the beach reading a book, cooling off in the water or just hanging out on the boardwalk, there is always a reason to be outside in the hot summer months. Why not add ocean activism to that list?
Throughout July and August, COA will be hosting the 25th annual Clean Ocean Action Shore Tips (C.O.A.S.T.) campaign to educate citizens about current ocean pollution issues. As in previous years, you will find our volunteers at information tables on beaches, beach clubs, and festivals throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties on weekends in July and August.

The (tentative) weekend table schedule is as follows:
July 12-13:      Bradley Beach Lobster Festival, Chapel Beach Club, Driftwood Beach Club, 
                       Monmouth Beach Bath and Tennis Club
July 17:           REVERB and Michael Franti SoulShine Tour EcoVillage
July 19:           Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Festival
July 19-20:     Monmouth Beach Bathing Pavilion, Edgewater Beach Club, Breakwater Beach
                      Club, Promenade Beach Club
July 26-27:     Sands Beach Club, Allenhurst Public Beach, Belmar Public Beach, Loch Arbor
                      Public Beach
August 2-3:    Bradley Beach Public Beach 3, Avon Public Beach, Long Branch Public Beach
August 9-10:  Jenkinson’s Pavilion, Brick Beach 3, Sea Bright Public Beach
August 16-17: Lavallette Public Beach, Seaside Park Public Beach, Island Beach State Park
August 23:      Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Festival
Sept 6:            Brick’s 4th Annual Green Fair
Sept 7:            Beach Plum Festival
Sept 13:          Hammonton's Green Day

To volunteer at a C.O.A.S.T. table, please call Heather at (732) 872-0111 or email her at

We hope to see lots of supporters on the beaches this summer! Stop by a C.O.A.S.T. table to learn about ocean pollution issues, sign important petitions, donate to our cause, buy popular environmentally-themed merchandise and learn how to become more involved with Clean Ocean Action! Together we can achieve a cleaner ocean!

Yours for a cleaner ocean,

Heather Schleiffer
2014 C.O.A.S.T. Coordinator

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