Barnegat Bay Clean-ups Need Volunteers

A group cleans a beach at a blitz from a previous year. (Photo courtesy Barnegat Bay Partnership)

  OCEAN COUNTY – The Barnegat Bay brings people of all ages to enjoy its beautiful waterways, indigenous plants and animals, and breathtaking views.

  But those people leave behind garbage.

  That’s why the Barnegat Bay Blitzes were started back in 2011 by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. It’s an organized clean-up throughout the watershed area.

  This year, it’s going to be held on Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8. It will be organized by the Barnegat Bay Partnership.

  “Common trash makes up the majority of what eventually becomes marine debris, polluting our streams and rivers, bays, and oceans,” stated a release from the Barnegat Bay Partnership. “Our goal for the 2019 Blitz is to have clean-up events throughout the Barnegat Bay watershed.”

  They are looking for people to register as volunteers. A Team Captain will be assigned to your area and will contact you about details relating to your local clean-up.  

  People who are willing to be a Captain, or if they have suggestions for clean-up locations, can contact Karen Walzer at or 732-255-0472 ext. 2. There is a “Tips for Volunteers” section on their website to learn more: