Beach Sweep

Partnering with Clean Ocean Action, a leading national coalition dedicated to improving coastal water quality, Stern + Associates volunteers played a part in “the solution to ocean pollution” by participating in a beach sweep on September 30, 2009, removing hundreds of pieces of debris from a local New Jersey beach. The program is one of the longest running cleanup programs in the nation, and has resulted in the removal of nearly 4 million pieces of trash since its inception in 1985.

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Find out more about Clean Ocean Action (@cleanocean).

Photos edited and arranged by Ryan Van Etten (@ryanve).

Related: 2011 Beach Sweep