Thursday, September 3, 2015

Crest seeks volunteers for International Coastal Cleanup


The Borough of Wildwood Crest is seeking volunteers to participate in the world's largest beach cleanup on Saturday, September 19.

Wildwood Crest is set to participate in the 30th annual International Coastal Cleanup, an event established by Ocean Conservancy, an organization that mobilizes citizen advocates to facilitate change and protect the ocean for future generations.

Individuals, families, and groups are needed to remove litter along the beach between Cresse Avenue and Rambler Road. The borough will provide bags, pickers, gloves and miscellaneous supplies for all volunteers. 

Volunteers will gather at 9 a.m. at Centennial Park (Fern Road & Ocean Avenue) before moving onto the beach. The event concludes at noon.

According to the Ocean Conservancy website, 560,000 volunteers in 91 countries picked up more than 16 million pounds of trash in the 2014 International Coastal Cleanup. 

Groups, families or individuals interested in participating in International Coastal Cleanup Day are required to register in advance. 

Contact the Wildwood Crest Department of Public Works at 609-522-7446 or send email to Steve Shearer at to register. 

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