Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Hats off to the C.O.A.S.T. Campaign

Summer is in full-swing, which means it is coasting time!  There’s nothing more refreshing than a beautiful beach day at the Jersey shore, which is where you’ll be seeing our volunteer advocates helping out to prevent ocean pollution.

This summer, COA will be hosting the 26th annual Clean Ocean Action Shore Tips (C.O.A.S.T.) campaign to help 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.  If you are interested in having a C.O.A.S.T. table on your beach or at your festival, please feel free to contact Melissa. 

We know you’ve been waiting for them, so the C.O.A.S.T. campaign for 2015 will be featuring new merchandise: COA hats!  The hats will be available in multiple colors and will display our vibrant logo.  Stop by one of our tables to pick up one of your very own.

The (tentative) weekend table schedule is as follows:

June 27-28: Bradley Beach LobsterFest
July 4-5: Ship Ahoy Beach Club
July 11-12: Chapel Beach Club, Driftwood Beach Club, Sands Beach Club, Monmouth Beach Bath & Tennis Club
July 18-19: Atlantic Highlands Film One Festival, Asbury Park Blues & Brews Festival, Promenade Beach Club
July 25-26: Sea Bright Public Beach, Edgewater Beach Club, Loch Arbor Public Beach, Bradley Beach Public Beach 3
August 1-2: Brick Public Beach 3, Long Branch Public Beach, Highlands Clam Festival, Seaside Park Boardwalk
August 7: Beach Ball-A-Palooza
August 9-10: Lavallette Public Beach, Elberon Bathing Club, Avon-by-the-Sea Public Beach, Allenhurst Public Beach
August 15-16: Jenkinson’s Pavilion, Ocean Grove, Island Beach State Park
August 29: Long Branch Jazz and Blues

To volunteer at a C.O.A.S.T. table, please call Melissa at (732) 872-0111 or email her at  We hope to see many supporters on the beaches and at festivals 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.

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