Barnegat Bay Blitz 2022

Volunteer for this annual cleanup of the Barnegat Bay watershed!

2022 Blitz Dates: June 3rd to June 11th

Photo by Kevin Sparkman.

About the Blitz

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 an annual cleanup 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 difference. 

You can help! We’re looking for volunteers for cleanups happening from June 3rd through June 11th at locations throughout the Barnegat Bay watershed.

How You Can Help

A dumpster of trash collected by volunteers from SUEZ

Report a Trashy Site

You are our eyes on the watershed. Do you know a location that needs a cleanup? 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 cleanup 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. After registering, please reach out to the Captain of the cleanup you are interested in. Read “Tips for Volunteers” for information about what to bring and wear and how to stay safe during a cleanup.

LocationCaptain Name and EmailDate & TimeKayak Needed
BarnegatLauren Keltos
[email protected]
June 9th
Time TBD
No
Berkeley TownshipCrystal Pirozek
[email protected]
June 9th
Time TBD
No
Dock Road Beach, BrickKeith Rella
[email protected]
June 11th
9am-12pm
No
Cedar Bridge Manor Park, BrickKeith Rella
[email protected]
June 4th
9am-12pm
No
Mallard Point Park, BrickKeith Rella
[email protected]
June 11th
9am-12pm
No
Bay Harbor Beach, BrickKeith Rella
[email protected]
June 4th
9am-12pm
No
EagleswoodMaria VandeZilver & Victoria Vella
[email protected] & [email protected]
June 9th
10am
Yes
Lake Shenandoah, LakewoodMarissa Mascaro
[email protected]l.com
June 10th
9am-12pm
Yes
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.
Cattus Island, Toms RiverMarissa Mascaro
[email protected]
June 7th
2pm-4pm
No
Toms RiverCrystal Pirozek
[email protected]
June 10th
9am
No
TuckertonBrooke Salvanto
Sign up via this link.
June 5th
10am-12pm
Yes

Become a Blitz Sponsor

We are looking for sponsors to help with cleanup supplies, t-shirts for volunteers, refreshments, publicity, and more. Sponsor logos will be displayed on this site and on promotional materials. Contact Karen Walzer at [email protected] for more information.

Thank you to Richard and Karen Knudson of Barnegat Township for their generous sponsorship of the 2022 Blitz!

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