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Expansion of 800,000+ Acres Proposed
Yet First 400,000+ Acres Still Unused


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Williams Transco’s Un-‘NESE’-sary Project Can Return to
Threaten Land and Sea  

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Join us at the Rally for the Rivers Eco-Fest on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at Victory Park in Rumson from 9am-12:30 pm (rain date: June 6). Hosted by Clean Ocean Action and the Rumson Environmental Commission, this free, family-friendly event is an environmental celebration of the Navesink and Shrewsbury Rivers full of waterfront fun!

Kids and families will enjoy engaging activities at the Eco-Fest, provided by Rally for the Two Rivers partners, including river seining, eco-friendly crafts, hands-on educational demonstrations, face painting, and more! Participate in as many activities as possible to complete the Environmental Passport Challenge and unlock special rewards from local businesses, including free treats and big discounts!

View the Rally for the Two Rivers meeting recording.

At last month's Rally for the Two Rivers meeting, representatives from the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), alongside Senator Vin Gopal, Oceanport Mayor Jay Coffey and Councilwoman Meghan Walker, spoke about the ongoing fish die-off in the Navesink and Shrewsbury Rivers.

Citizens throughout the Two Rivers watershed have been observing large numbers of dead and dying menhaden (aka bunker). After extensive investigation, the NJDEP has identified the cause to be a bacterium, Vibrio anguillarum. NJDEP has released an FAQ sheet with more detailed information. Read the NJDEP's FAQs here.

Citizen scientist observers are needed to document this ongoing Atlantic Menhaden die-off, and future events. Observations should be shared with the NJDEP through the WARN DEP Hotline: 1-877-WARN-DEP (1-877-927-6337).

Learn more about the die-off on COA's blog.

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NJ Assembly Members Houghtaling (NJ-11) and Downey (NJ-11) introduced a statewide bill to prohibit the intentional outdoor release of balloons, and to minimize accidental release. Balloons are festive and fun, but released outdoors they can be lethal to birds, turtles, whales, and many others. Balloons litter our ocean and are one of the most lethal forms of marine debris.

Support A4322 by signing the petition! COA is not anti-balloon, just anti-balloon litter, and want to protect marine life from this harmful, painful, and senseless threat.

At long last, New Jersey now has the strongest, most comprehensive law in the United States to reduce single-use waste, including harmful plastic items. Clean Ocean Action (COA) thanks NJ Governor Murphy for signing the bill into law today.

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Clean Ocean Action’s virtual EcoGuide for students, teachers, and families is now live! Published in previous years to promote the eco-friendly enjoyment of the Jersey Shore, COA has now taken this mission virtual so that it can be accomplished on-the-go. This comprehensive tool serves as a fun database of the best ways to enjoy marine ecosystems while also protecting them. This includes eco-friendly activities for all ages, educational information on issues that COA addresses, and tips on the best places to appreciate nature in NJ.

The EcoGuide is made possible thanks to generous support from the Marta Heflin Foundation.

Find the EcoGuide linked below, ready for mobile or computer use. The EcoGuide functions on mobile devices most efficiently through the “Google Slides” app, but can also be opened on any internet browser.


For Best Use of the EcoGuide:

On mobile phone

Download the “Google Slides” or the “Google Drive” app

When you click the EcoGuide link, open it in one of those apps

Turn your phone horizontally for easiest viewing

On desktop or laptop

Once the link is opened, click “present” in the upper right-hand corner to view full screen and functionality

To use while offline

Open the EcoGuide while online, then click “download” and download as a pdf to save for use while offline

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