Clean Ocean Action is a broad-based coalition of 125 active boating, business, community, conservation, diving, environmental, fishing, religious, service, student, surfing, and women’s groups. These “Ocean Wavemakers” work to clean up and protect the waters off our shores. The groups came together in 1984 to investigate sources, effects, and solutions of ocean pollution.
Clean Ocean Action’s staff, under the guidance of the Board of Trustees, researches pollution issues affecting the marine environment, then formulates policy and campaigns to eliminate each pollution source. The staff at Clean ocean Action consists of people who are passionate about what they do and use research to troubleshoot and get results. Clean Ocean action employs individuals who come from strong environmental science backgrounds and have had experience in the real world, and have in turn brought that experience with them to help improve the quality of the water that means so much to all of us. Led by Executive Director, Cindy Zipf, the organization, based at Sandy Hook has been instrumental in bringing to light problems with the quality of our water, striving to eradicate pollution, and educating the public over the last quarter-century.