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Oct 20, 2020

Clean Ocean Action Hosts Virtual Celebration and Fall Beach Sweep

By Lori Draz

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It’s October, and that means its Beach Sweep time. The spring sweep was held virtually, but the fall sweep is on.

To start things off, Clean Ocean Action (COA) invites everyone to join in a festive virtual celebration on Thursday, Oct. 22 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Host Tim McLoone leads this entertaining program. Hear memorable tales and meet many colorful characters from COA’s rich history as you celebrate the 35-year history of the annual Beach Sweeps.

This year, COA will be honoring the first lady of New Jersey, Tammy Murphy, for her climate change education initiatives.

This event, for those 21 and older, also includes an exclusive online auction and a toast from Celebration Sponsor, Tito’s Handmade Vodka. To learn more and join in the fun, visit

Then on Saturday, Oct. 24, it’s time for the annual Beach Sweeps. Due to the town-by-town COVID-19 restrictions, there will be fewer sites this year, but the work is still every bit as important.

Registration is required, and volunteers must register individually (group registrations are not allowed).

Face coverings and social distancing are required.

To register for the Fall Beach Sweeps, visit