Barnegat Bay Blitz 2024

Volunteer at a Blitz cleanup during Earth Week!

April 20th to April 27th – More information to come!

Barnegat High School students help cleanup Beverly Drive Park in Barnegat.

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 Barnegat Bay Blitz is an annual watershed-wide cleanup that brings together hundreds of volunteers with one goal in mind – keeping our land and water clean by removing litter from our neighborhoods. By removing bags, bottles, and butts to tires and larger items, Blitz volunteers make a difference!

Firestone volunteers at Island Beach State Park.

Volunteer for a Blitz Cleanup

Volunteer at one (or more!) of the cleanups happening throughout Ocean County during Earth Week. Once registration has opened, there will be a list posted below to find a cleanup in your area. You will be able to email the Captain for your cleanup, and they will send you information, including where to meet, and provide a waiver/photo release form for you to sign. For cleanups by kayak, bring your own except where noted. Read our “Tips for Volunteers” for information about what to bring and wear and how to stay safe during a cleanup.

Click any of the icons in the map below to see the results of the 2023 Barnegat Bay Blitz!

Become a Blitz Sponsor

Interested in sponsoring the Blitz? Sponsors 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 for more information.

Thank you to NJ Department of Environmental Protection and Ocean County Clean Communities for its ongoing support of the Blitz!
A special thank you to Richard and Karen Knudson of Barnegat Township for their generous sponsorship of the Blitz!

Ocean County Clean Communities logo

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