Title: Be the Solution to Ocean Pollution



12 Steps to Kick your Plastic Habit

For COA's summer 2015 C.O.A.S.T program, we launched a guide to help citizens reduce their use of plastics, which has become a chronic and lethal pollution problem in the ocean. Called "12 Steps to Kick Your Plastic Habit," the campaign links the near-daily use of single use plastic disposals to an addiction, warranting recognition of the overuse and commitment to withdrawal.

Click here to read the 12 steps and start kicking your plastic habit today! 

Sign the Pledge to reduce your plastic footprint!

Interested in volunteering? Fill out our volunteer form today!




Registration is now open for the

2015 Shore Paddle!

We are excited to announce that this Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) event will be held in a new location, Marine Park in Red Bank, NJ. 

The Shore Paddle offers a 6.5 Mile Race, 2.5 Mile Fun Paddle, 1/2 Mile Kids Paddle, free SUP demos and lessons, and SUP yoga! Join us for a fun day in the park with vendors, kids crafts, free yoga, and more! 

Follow Shore Paddle on Facebook for more updates and event details. 


To register, visit paddleguru.com

For sponsorship and in-kind opportunities, visit Shore Paddle Sponsorship or contact Tory at Events@(Spam protected email address)CleanOceanAction.org.




Save the Date!

Join us for the inaugural Sandy Paws dog walk on Saturday October 10th at 9am! This fundraising event will promote clean beaches for pets and people with the main event in Asbury Park, NJ.  

Registration will open mid-August. 
Want to raise the most and have your pooch be the "Lead Dog"? Start a team today on Crowdrise!
Sponsorship and vendor opportunities are available, please visit Sandy Paws here.  



Pre-registration is now open for the October 24th Beach Sweeps! Please visit the Beach Sweeps' site page for more details about locations. 


COA's Microplastics Research

To document the scope and magnitude of microplastics on New Jersey beaches, in waterways, along the coastline and in marine life, COA put together a committee of international and national scientists in January 2014 to establish a model for marine ecosystems. In collaboration with this research team, specifically the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), COA launched the first microplastics research study in New Jersey with initial sampling beginning in the Spring of 2014. No similar project has been completed to date. 

For more information about this research project and to download COA's Microplastics Research Agenda, click here. Questions? Contact Catie Tobin.

Help support this study by making a contribution today at COA's Crowdrise Campaign.