FACTS FROM CLEAN OCEAN ACTION
2018 ANNUAL REPORT
Litter is harmful to animals that mistake it for food, and/or become entangled; it also negatively affects tourism and the coastal economy. In response, for almost 35 years, thousands of dedicated volunteers — the tall and small — gather in the Spring and in the Fall for Beach Sweeps. As a result, beaches and waterways are safer for wildlife and people.
Marine debris is a human caused, human solved issue.
The goal of Clean Ocean Action’s (COA) Beach Sweeps is to reduce and eliminate sources of litter by engaging people in volunteer efforts to clean beaches in New Jersey. During the bi-annual event, volunteers pick up and remove debris, and record and tally data aboutthedebris.
The data collected provides a legacy of information that can be used to identify sources of pollution, monitor trends, and discover solutions. Every October, COA submits the Fall Beach Sweeps data to Ocean Conservancy in Washington D.C., to be included in their International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Report.
CapeMaynia® is an organization and a lifestyle brand dedicated to cleaning, preserving and providing support to all NJ organizational efforts that keep and maintain our oceans and beaches safe and clean here in Cape May County. This is our home, this is our way of life and we must work as a team to protect it.
CapeMaynia is a bridge that highlights resources, stories, statistics and contact information for those who wish to learn more and /or volunteer their time for our cause. Cape May County is a vital eco system that is impacted by litter and careless tourists, education and awareness is needed to decrease the effects on our wildlife.
Join CapeMaynia on our adventure to save and protect our home!