Volunteers Set to Attack Absecon Island Back Bay Marine Debris on Saturday, September 17.  The event coincides with International Coastal Cleanup Day

Concerned citizens from throughout the area are set to celebrate International Coastal Cleanup Day on September 17 by tackling marine debris throughout the Absecon Island back bays. This coordinated effort between the green teams of Atlantic City, Ventnor, Margate and Longport will focus on removing as much debris from the wetlands as possible on this day. Volunteers are invited to participate with motor boats, kayaks and stand up paddle boards, however there will also be plenty of work for walkers and land lovers.

The event is rain or shine on Saturday, September 17 from 10 am – 2 pm. Staging areas have been established in each community, so volunteers are being asked to report to the area that is most convenient for them.

The staging areas are as follows:

Atlantic City: Atlantic City High School Boat House on Fairmount Ave with Tony Vraim as Captain.

Ventnor: Newport Marina with Mike Advena as Dock Captain.

Ventnor: Viking Rowing Club Dock on Surrey Avenue with Diane Birkbeck as Dock Captain 

Margate: Captain Andy’s Dock (Teal) with Rich Moore as Dock Captain.

Longport: Borough Hall Dock

Maps will be distributed to volunteers at each staging area listing locations which need attention.

Sponsors of the event include 95.1 WAYV, Atlantic City Clean Communities, Ventnor City, Longport Borough, Margate City, Margate Green Team, Ventnor Green Team, Teal Cruises, Margate Business Association, Longport Green Team, Newport Marine, Inc., Ray Scott’s Dock, Atlantic County Utilities Authority, Surfrider Foundation, South Jersey Chapter, the Ventnor Tourism Association, Atlantic City School District


For more information and event updates, a Facebook event has been established, please let us know you are coming!