Title: Be the Solution to Ocean Pollution
- Together, we defeated Port Ambrose ending a seven year battle to ensure the ocean remains wild and free from harmful industry. On November 12, New York Governor Cuomo signed the veto letter rejecting the Liberty Natural Gas wrongfulproposal. Your voices were heard!
- Beach Sweeps celebrated 30 years of citizen action with thousands flocking to the beaches to rid them of litter.
- COA hosted the renowned Debris Free Sea conference educating and motivating over 150 national leaders, Beach Sweep Captains, students, and teachers.
- Nationally, COA helped draft federal legislation to improve protection for swimmers and beachgoers.
- Patricia Sener, of Coney Island Brighton Beach Open Water Swimmers (CIBBOWS), dove into history being the first to swim 18 miles across the ocean between New York and New Jersey. The purpose of the arduous 11 hours was to unite NY and NJ in support of the Clean Ocean Zone, COA’s premier ocean protection campaign.
- Locally, the long-overdue dredging of Shark River channels will begin in 2015 and the dredged material will be beneficially used with a management system developed and recommended by COA.
- At the Jersey Shore, the cleaner waters helped the coastal economy soar, generating $42 billion.
- Marine life is now thriving. Breaching and feeding whales and splashing pods of dolphins delighted beach goers, while Mary Lou the great white shark, continues to surf the shore.
Together, we can continue to protect the beaches, waterways, and ocean. Help support COA's year-round efforts as we move into the new year with new challenges.