Calling all Westfield students, families, and the Community!
We Seek an Earth Restored
Join Teacher Molly to help clean up the shores of the Delaware River at Palmyra Cove.
DATE: Saturday, April 1st
TIME: 7:00 - 10:00 AM
This is an initiative led twice a year by Clean Ocean Action, as a part of Beach Sweeps which is a clean-up initiative along shorelines at 70 + locations, mostly on the NJ Shoreline.
A FEW THINGS TO REMEMBER
- Registration is required online. Feel free to enter Westfield Friends School as the organization name.
- On the day of the event, be sure to wear comfortable, sturdy walking shoes and dress according to the weather conditions. Bring your own gloves and a reusable water bottle. Volunteers are also encouraged to bring their own bucket for trash collection, as this helps to reduce the number of plastic bags used. All other materials to clean the beaches will be provided.
- Clean Ocean Action compiles the data collected by our volunteers from the data cards. We total all of the information and produce an annual report showing the results from the Spring and Fall Beach Sweeps of each year. The data collected provides a legacy of information that can be used to identify sources of pollution, monitor trends, and discover and promote solutions. This data has been used in legislation to pass bills that will reduce the waste entering our oceans. A recent example is when New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy recently used COA’s data about the enormous amount of cigarette filters collected during COA’s Beach Sweeps to help pass legislation to ban smoking on public beaches and in public parks.
Any questions can be answered on their FAQ page.