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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.

Highlights

  • 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)


Target Audience(s)
Adopt-A-Beach Logo Citizen groups, schools, organizations and individuals

Additional Information
Clean Communities Office
222 West State Street
Trenton, New Jersey 08608
Phone: 609-989-5900
NJCCC@njclean.org

Related Links:
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

Shore To Please License Plate 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.
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