On the morning of Saturday, April 22nd, volunteers converged throughout various beach locations to celebrate Earth Day. The non-profit group, Clean Ocean Action, organized beach sweeps all along the beach coastlines in New Jersey.
We visited one of the main gatherings at Sandy Hook Beach in Monmouth County, where hundreds of volunteers worked together for a great cause. These volunteers took time out of their day to help out by combing through the beaches searching for litter – such as plastic wrappers, cups, and other debris.
Even with the threat of rain was in the forecast, the beach sweeps were conducted without any incident. We sat down with Cindy Zipf, executive director of Clean Ocean Action, who talked about the importance of the beach sweeps and the kind of impact a group of volunteers and individuals can have on the environment.
Check out our video above, which highlights what transpired at this beach sweep.