2011 Beach Sweep

Stern + Associates is passionate about sustainability and supports environmental causes, including Clean Ocean Action (@cleanocean), a leading national and regional voice working to protect waterways using science, law, research, education, and citizen action. On our team’s beach cleanup event took us to the Sandy Hook National Recreation Area in central New Jersey. Before we set off on the sweep, Clean Ocean Action’s coordinator for pollution prevention Tavia Danch educated us on the connection between storm drains and waterways, and what each of us can do to prevent ocean pollution.

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Sod Banks, Sandy Hook, NJ. (Photo: Ryan Van Etten)

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Stern + Associates sweep team members are geared up and ready to work. (Photo: Tavia Danch)

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Got foam? Tara Baumgarten found some. (Photo: Hillary Blum)

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Amanda Cullari. (Photo: Hillary Blum)

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Susan Stern. (Photo: Hillary Blum)

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Hillary Blum and Tara Baumgarten (lower left). (Photo: Emily Dell)

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Amanda Cullari writes in the sand. (Photo: Ryan Van Etten)

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LTR: Ryan Bartholomew, Ned Ward, Abigail Cardona, Emily Dell, and Kerry McGovern. (Photo: Hillary Blum)

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LTR: Ryan Van Etten and Amanda Cullari. (Photo: Hillary Blum)

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Kara Evanko. (Photo: Hillary Blum)

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Ashley Glowinski and team. (Photo: Hillary Blum)

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Abigail Cardona. (Photo: Hillary Blum)

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Kristen Soehngen Karp. (Photo: Hillary Blum)

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LTR: Jim Nichols, Andrew Ruotolo, Kerry McGovern, and Jamie Maralla. (Photo: Hillary Blum)

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Adria Tomaszewski. (Photo: Hillary Blum)

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The Stern team is seen from afar. (Photo: Hillary Blum)

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Ashley Glowinski. (Photo: Hillary Blum)

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Seashells on Sod Banks. (Photo: Ryan Van Etten)

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LTR: Kara Evanko and Ashley Glowinski. (Photo: Hillary Blum)

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LTR: Kristen Soehngen and Joan Bosisio. (Photo: Hillary Blum)

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The Stern team stands proud of their efforts before heading back. (Photo: Tavia Danch)

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Stern sand letters gleam under the horizon. (Photo: Ryan Van Etten)

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

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

Related: 2009 Beach Sweep

2 responses to “2011 Beach Sweep

  1. Aw what GREAT Pics! You guys lok like you had a great time cleaning the beach up! :)- DP

    1. We would have had more fun if you were there!!

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