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    It’s World Oceans Day: State offers Adopt-A-Beach program

     South Seaside Park in Oct. 2014. (Photo: Justin Auciello/JSHN)

    South Seaside Park in Oct. 2014. (Photo: Justin Auciello/JSHN)

    Today’s World Oceans Day, an international celebration officially recognized by the United Nations. 

    Among the purposes, the United Nations says the day’s intention is to “remind everyone of the major part the ocean has in everyday life” and “information the public on the impact of the human actions of the ocean.”

    In New Jersey, Clean Ocean Action, a regional coalition based in Sandy Hook that fights for clean water off the New Jersey and New York coastlines, is celebrating the day by hosting a beach clean-up this evening in Atlantic Highlands. Details here

    If you can’t attend, Clean Ocean Action says to “grab a friend and clean a beach nearest you!” 

    Anyone looking for a more formal method of protecting the ocean can adopt a beach through the New Jersey Clean Communities program. Details here

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