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NJ beach sweeps begin on Sat. to remove debris

Local News | Apr 23, 2014

NJ beach sweeps begin on Sat. to remove debris

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — The first round of this year’s statewide beach cleanups gets underway in New Jersey this weekend.

Clean Ocean Action’s sweeps take place on Saturday.

The goal is to remove as much trash from the sand as possible.

A dog’s jawbone, a rubber snake, and a ceramic turkey were among the bizarre items plucked from the sands by volunteers last year.

Some of it is left behind by careless beachgoers, and some washes up from overflowing sewage systems.

In 29 years of beach cleanups, more than 100,000 volunteers have collected over 5 million items of trash.

A fall cleanup will be held in October.

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