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KNOCK KNOCK…who’s there? Not Clean Ocean Action! (COA)

COA does not go door-to-door. We do not solicit funds or signatures, or distribute information through canvassing. If you have questions or concerns, COA suggests contacting your town administrator. Please further note that Clean Ocean Action has no financial affiliation with the organization called Clean Water Action (formerly known as NJ Environmental Federation) or any other canvassing organization.


All of New Jersey and New York were waiting to hear whether Governor Murphy would approve or deny crucial permits for the NESE Pipeline through Raritan Bay. However, the NESE application was withdrawn prior to the October 25 deadline. We are still working to understand the implications of the withdrawal as well as the permitting under NJDEP.

Stay tuned for next steps how you can help fight the pipeline!


National Geographic Features Clean Ocean Action!

COA is thrilled to share National Geographic's latest Planet or Plastic feature which focuses on cigarette pollution! It highlights Clean Ocean Action and the Beach Sweep program, and seeks to challenge the social norm of littering cigarette filters. In 2018 Beach Sweeps volunteers collected an astonishing 21,998 cigarette filters from beaches and shorelines throughout New Jersey in just six hours. Cigarette butts are the last unacceptable form of “acceptable” litter, but we all have the power to change this social norm. No butts about it – use an ashtray!

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Do your part to consciously eliminate cigarette and single-use plastic pollution at the source by taking part in National Geographic’s Planet or Plastic pledge and learn more of what you can do by reading COA’s 10 Tips for Smokers!

National Geographic's Plastic Reduction Pledge:

COA's 10 Tips for Smokers


New Jersey Towns Continue to Eliminate Single-Use Plastics!


Madison Township, Chatham Township, Chatham Borough, and Haworth, are among the most recent New Jersey towns to join a long list of over 40 local ordinances aimed at addressing single-use plastic items.

Click the links to see COA's model ordinances for banning single-use plastic straws, bags, polystyrene (Styrofoam) foam food containers, and utensils.

Clean Ocean Action is honored that Executive Director, Cindy Zipf, is the featured cover story of Community Magazine’s July 2019 issue!


Check out the story, “The Ocean’s Voice,” including beachy fun facts and great photos by Carmela Caracappa!

COA Garners a Near Perfect Score and Top 10 Status!

Great news! Not only is COA maintaining a 4-Star rating at Charity Navigator for the 5th consecutive rating, but our number was just increased to a 99.87 out of 100!! Last year’s score was 92.82.

Only 13% of all the charities reviewed by Charity Navigator (which includes over 9,100 organizations) achieve 5 consecutive ratings of 4 Stars! In fact, Clean Ocean Action is within the TOP 10 environmental groups in the nation. 


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