Barnegat Bay Blitz 2022

Find out how to get involved in this watershed-wide trash cleanup!
volunteers with trash during barnegat bay blitz
Volunteers turned out for the Barnegat Bay Blitz to remove trash and debris from the bay.

June 3rd to June 11th
Volunteer for a Blitz Cleanup

Litter – it’s everywhere!  You see it on our streets, in our parks, on our shorelines, and in the water.  Blown by the wind on trash day, tossed out car windows, intentionally dumped — however it gets there, it’s an eyesore and bad for the environment.

The Blitz is a week-long outdoor cleanup event that brings together hundreds of volunteers with one goal in mind – keeping our land and water clean by removing litter from our neighborhoods. From bags, bottles, and butts to tires and larger items, Blitz volunteers make a big difference for cleaner communities.

Join us at a Blitz cleanup! We need volunteers for cleanups happening June 3rd to June 11th at various locations throughout Ocean County and parts of southern Monmouth County. Here’s how you can help.

Report a Trashy Site

You are our eyes on the watershed. Do you know a location that needs a clean-up? Tell us about it.

Register Your Clean-Up

Does your organization or group already have a site in mind to tackle together? Register your group clean-up with us.

Volunteer

Volunteer at one (or more!) of the many cleanup events during Blitz week. The first step is to register as a volunteer. Volunteers are still needed in the following towns. Please email the Blitz captain below for if you would like to participate in a clean-up.

LocationCaptain Name & EmailDate & TimeKayak Needed
Barnegat TownshipLauren Keltos
[email protected]
June 9th
9am
No
Berkeley Crystal Pirozek
[email protected]
June 9th
Time TBD
No
Brick,
Dock Road Beach
Keith Rella
[email protected]
June 11th
9am-12pm
No
Brick,
Cedar Bridge Manor Park
Keith Rella
[email protected]
June 4th
9am-12pm
No
Brick,
Mallard Point Park
Keith Rella
[email protected]
June 11th
9am-12pm
No
Brick,
Bay Harbor Beach
Keith Rella
[email protected]
June 4th
9am-12pm
No
EagleswoodMaria VandeZilver & Victoria Vella
[email protected] & [email protected]
June 9th
10am
Yes
Lakewood,
Lake Shenandoah
Marissa Mascaro
[email protected]
June 10th
9am-12pm
Yes
Little Egg Harbor,
Seven Bridges Rd
Amy Kane
[email protected]
June 11th
10am-1pm
No
Long Beach TownshipToni Heater
[email protected]
June 9th
10am
No
Plumsted,
Colliers Mills,
Jeffrey Mason
[email protected]
June 9th
10am
No
Point Pleasant BeachIan Keebler
[email protected]
June 4th
10am
No
Point Pleasant BoroMatthew Scott
[email protected]
June 9th
Time TBD
No
Seaside HeightsLynette Lurig
[email protected]
June 9th
10am-2pm
Can do land or kayak.
Toms River,
Cattus Island Park
Marissa Mascaro
[email protected]
June 7th
2pm-4pm
No
Toms RiverCrystal Pirozek
[email protected]
June 10th
9am
No
Tuckerton,
Tuckerton Seaport
Brooke Salvanto
Sign up for a kayak via this link.
Or bring your own.
June 5th
10am-12pm
Yes
(Sign up for a Seaport kayak)
WallKyra Hoffman
[email protected]
June 11th
10am-12pm
No

Questions about the Blitz?

Email Karen Walzer at [email protected] for more information.

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