The DEP's Adopt a Beach Program is a volunteer initiative that invites groups, organizations, businesses and individuals to adopt a small section of beach or waterfront area. Volunteers agree to keep their adopted area free of litter and debris by organizing cleanups, to be done at least semi-annually, for one year or longer. This statewide coastal cleanup effort displays New Jersey's commitment to combat water pollution and to maintain the aesthetic quality of the state's coastal shorelines.
- This program fosters volunteer stewardship of the state's coastal shorelines and beaches through public participation.
- Participants must pre-register to participate in this initiative.
- Click HERE for Adopt A Beach FAQ. (pdf)
Citizen groups, schools, organizations and individuals
Clean Communities Office
222 West State Street
Trenton, New Jersey 08608
New Jersey Clean Communities Council: www.njclean.org
Ocean Conservancy www.oceanconservancy.org
Cooperative Coastal Monitoring Program: www.njbeaches.org
Clean Shores Program: www.nj.gov/dep/bmw/CleanShores/CSmain.html
Clean Vessel Act Pumpout boats: www.nj.gov/dep/fgw/cvahome.htm#pump%20boat
NJ Motor Vehicle Commission, Dedicated License Plates: www.state.nj.us/mvc/Vehicle/DedicatedPlates.htm
NJ Coastal Public Access Points Map: www.nj.gov/dep/cmp/access/mapindex.htm
Beach nesting bird information:
Endangered Birds Brochure,
Piping Plover brochure,
Least Tern brochure,
Black Skimmer brochure,
NJDEP's Beach Nesting Bird Management website, and
USF&W's Piping Plover website.