Jersey Central Power & Light is helping to keep New Jersey’s beaches clean. The energy company is sponsoring Clean Ocean Action’s Fall 2018 Beach Sweeps. The company is supporting cleanup work in October on the beaches of Asbury Park, Belmar and Point Pleasant Beach.
This marks the 33rd year for Clean Ocean Action’s Beach Sweeps. It is one of the longest-running beach cleanups of its kind in the world. The purpose is to rid beaches of unsightly and harmful debris.
Each year, volunteers clean beaches in New Jersey from Raritan to Delaware Bays, as well as underwater sites. Since the program began in 1985, more than 116-thousand volunteers have participated, removing millions of pieces of debris from our state’s beaches and waterways.
In Point Pleasant at Jenkinson’s Beach on Saturday, October 20th at 9am, JCP&L employees are joined by Jersey Shore Girl Scout Troop 1782 from Brick. The entire troop, along with parents and siblings, are participating. Other volunteers are welcome to join in and can earn service hours while participating. All ages are welcome. Children 12 and under should be accompanied by an adult.
Volunteers should bring garden or latex gloves along with hard soled shoes. The meet-up location in Asbury Park is at Convention Hall and in Belmar, volunteers can meet at Third Avenue Beach.