UPDATE: CANCELED! [NJHN and RBH Team Up for Clean Ocean Action’s Beach Sweep]

April 1, 2023 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Bradley Beach, NJ
Ocean Ave and 5th Ave
Lisa Ridge

NJHN and Red Bank Humanists have officially canceled their joint participation as a team for tomorrow’s Beach Sweep at Bradley Beach. With a weather forecast for 90% chance of rain with 15-25 mph wind, and possibly up to 40 mph, we expect very few people to participate. If you can figure out how to record debris items on paper in the rain with significant wind, you can still go on your own!

Also, we received an email yesterday from Clean Ocean Action advising that the Bradley Beach location at Ocean Ave will also be involved in a half marathon in the morning and there will be limited parking!

We’ll try again in October!
New Jersey Humanist Network and Red Bank Humanists are teaming up to participate in Clean Ocean Action’s 38th Annual Beach Sweep on April 1, 2023!


Join us as we remove and record data about the debris we find at Bradley Beach in Monmouth County.

We’ll meet at 9 AM at the Clean Ocean Action table at the Gazebo at Ocean Ave & 5th Ave.

We’ll have signs and wear NJHN and RBH t-shirts/hats to help you find us. If you have trouble finding us, call or text Lisa Ridge at 732-425-5233. Parking is available on the street.

We’ll meet for lunch afterward and everyone is invited to join us.

Each person MUST register individually and sign the waiver to participate. Complete the form at:

Identify New Jersey Humanist Network/Red Bank Humanists as your group/organization affiliation, select Monmouth County, and then the Bradley Beach-Gazebo on Ocean Ave & 5th Ave.

Invite your families and friends to join us; children are welcome to participate as long as they’re accompanied by an adult. Everyone must be individually registered in advance.

If event details are changed by Clean Ocean Action, you’ll be notified by email.


**Please dress appropriately for the weather (including layers), wear closed-toe, hard-soled shoes for safety (no sandals), and bring work/gardening gloves, a hat, sunscreen and a reusable water bottle. Gloves will not be provided.

Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own bucket, bag, or other receptacle for trash collection to help COA reduce the use of plastic trash bags. All other materials to clean the beaches will be provided (data cards, pencils, white bags for recycling). If you’ve got your own trash picker tool, bring it.

We’re asked to stay off the dunes and always be respectful of the wildlife.

For nearly four decades volunteers make their way to the ocean, bays, waterways and beaches twice a year to clean up debris. The data recorded will be analyzed and presented in an annual report produced by Clean Ocean Action, which identifies pollution problems and educates citizens on the quantities and types of marine debris. The cumulative data will be used to advance federal, state, and local programs to reduce litter and protect the marine environment.

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