The Borough of Wildwood Crest is in need of volunteers to help keep the community’s beaches clean, safe and among the best in the state.
The borough’s Department of Public Works, in conjunction with Clean Ocean Action, will host a Beach Sweep Saturday, Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Volunteers of all ages are needed for the event. Participants collect, remove and record valuable data about debris, which is presented in annual reports and used to advance federal, state and local programs to reduce litter on New Jersey’s beaches and in its waterways.
This Beach Sweep will be extremely helpful to the borough’s already intensive efforts to keep its vast expanse of beaches clean.
Students from Crest Memorial Elementary School will take part in this initiative. Other community, school, business and other organized groups are encouraged to participate in the event. Groups of 10 or more are asked to pre-register by calling Clean Ocean Action at (732) 872-0111 or by registering through the COA’s web site at www.cleanoceanaction.org. Smaller groups and individuals do not need to pre-register.