Barnegat Bay Blitz 2019

Volunteer for the Barnegat Bay Blitz, a watershed-wide clean-up to be held on Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8.

Common trash makes up the majority of what eventually becomes marine debris, polluting our streams and rivers, bays, and oceans.  To help address this problem, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) started the Barnegat Bay Blitz, a watershed-wide clean-up event, in 2011.

The NJDEP continued to grow the Blitz every year since, with more and more volunteers helping to remove trash and litter from our watershed. This year, the Barnegat Bay Partnership is taking the lead on organizing the Blitz as the NJDEP expands its clean-up efforts to the Delaware River watershed.

Our goal for the 2019 Blitz is to have clean-up events throughout the Barnegat Bay watershed, and we need your help!

How to Help

Volunteer: The first step is to register as a Volunteer. Your information will be directed to the person who is coordinating a clean-up in your area (“Team Captain”), and the Captain will contact you with additional details about your local clean-up. Read “Tips for Volunteers” for information about what to bring and wear and how to stay safe during a clean-up.

Suggest Clean-up Locations: We’re looking for sites that need a clean-up. If you have suggestions, please email Karen Walzer at or call her at 732-255-0472 x 2.

Become a Clean-up Captain: Interested in leading a clean-up? Contact Karen and let her know.

Volunteers still needed in the following towns. Please email the Blitz contact below for details, including date and time.

Barnegat Township contact:  Lauren Keltos at
Bass River contact:  Naomi Jainarine at
Beach Haven contact:  James Sferra at
Brick contact:  Ray LeChien at
Long Beach Township contact:  Joe Stefanoni at
Ortley Beach contact:  Christine Page at
Seaside Heights contact:  Lynette Lurig at
Toms River contact: Crystal Pirozek at



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