New Jersey Clean Communities Council Promotes Cleaner Beaches

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MILLVILLE – Volunteers united in Margate and Mays Landing on Saturday, September 19th for International Coastal Cleanup Day. The effort, which was championed by the New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC), marks the fifth year that the council has participated.
The council’s involvement inspired other volunteers to get involved as well. Members and leaders of Boy Scout Troop 4 from Millville participated in the cleanup of Great Egg Harbor River, spending nearly 6 hours on the job as they collected trash and removed pallets among other debris.
The effort however, did not end there. In fact, the NJCCC hopes that this will inspire more New Jersey residents to participate in cleaning up beaches throughout the remainder of the year.
“We expect more than 5,000 volunteers to hit beaches through December 31," said NJCCC Executive Director Sandy Huber. “This is the fifth year we’ve participated in this effort and encouraged NJ residents of all ages to lend a hand.  It’s vitally important to the health of our waterways, as well as to the many living creatures that call them home.”