Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Braids for Clean Waves

Mallory Zenner of Craft House Salon braiding Lena Johnson's hair
Waves of thanks to Craft House Salon crew for an incredible, steadfast braid-a-thon and to Seafarer Bar in Highlands for hosting the fabulous hair extravaganza that raised over $1000 for COA! Guests enjoyed a braid bar while listening to music by Predator Dub Assassins.

Fall Student Summit Applications Available

Terrapins at Southern NJ Student Summit

COA’s Southern NJ Fall Student Summit will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2019, at 9am at Island Beach State Park in Seaside Park, NJ. Teachers may apply to participate in the free program, which is available to New Jersey middle school (grades 5-8) students from Ocean, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Salem, Cumberland, Cape May and Atlantic Counties.
The Summit provides students an opportunity to experience hands-on, marine environmental education at the Jersey Shore in the “outdoor classrooms” of beautiful and scenic Island Beach State Park. Students participate in roundtable activities and field trips to learn about marine species, birds, coastal ecosystems, nonpoint source pollution, climate change, sea level rise, and more. Schools are limited to bring 30 students and agree to the terms of participation. Applications are available at (click Education Programs) or by calling COA’s Kari Martin at 732-872-0111.

The Ocean's Voice: Cindy Zipf

Carmela Caracappa Photography 
COA is honored that Community Magazine featured Executive Director, Cindy Zipf and COA’s work in their July edition! Visit to read their fabulous feature of COA’s mission to restore and protect our ocean. Stay tuned for Community Magazine’s new section that will include COA Ocean Facts!
Left to right: Spencer Munson, Program and Resource Coordinator; Allie Meyerhoff, Marketing and Communications Coordinator; Alison McCarthy, Coastal Watershed Protection Coordinator; Cindy Zipf, Executive Director; Kendall Keelen, Policy Fellow; Peter Blair, Policy Attorney; Mary-Beth Thompson, Chief Operating Officer; Kari Martin, Education Coordinator; Swarna Muthukrishnan, PhD, Staff Scientist; and Zack Karvelas, Outreach Fellow

Annual "Ocean Celebration" to Support COA!

Mark your calendars for the best kind of celebration out there, an Ocean Celebration! Join COA at the annual winter event to raise funds for vital water quality programs. This year’s event will once again be held at the spectacular Windows on the Water venue at Surfrider Beach Club in Sea Bright, NJ on Friday, November 1st at 6:00pm. The night will comprise of an open-bar cocktail hour, dinner, dancing, dessert, live music, a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle and more! Tickets will go on sale by the end of the month so keep an eye out for an announcement! Sponsorship and silent auction donations, as well as committee support are still being accepted at this time; contact if you are interested in supporting!