Students Across N.J. Come to Ocean City to Help Clean Up Litter

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OCEAN CITY, N.J. -

Residents in Ocean City had some helping hands stop by to keep their beaches clean, and with all the strong winds blowing trash around thanks to Wednesday's storm, the help couldn't have come at a better time.

On Thursday, March 22nd, officials with the New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC) hosted its 10th annual Clean Communities Environmental Students Exchange event in Ocean City.

Students from throughout the state, who did have school on Thursday, came together to help clean up litter that made its way onto the beach.

Officials say the event is a great way to give students the chance to share their ideas on issues that impact the environment and how to reduce litter on beaches and in their communities.

"We try to make this an example for the whole state and the whole nation that working together is the way to make things work well," said Sandy Huber, executive director of the NJCCC.

The two day event will continue on Friday, March 23rd, and includes beach clean-ups, a trash hunt, round table discussions, and presentations.

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