KEANSBURG, N.J. (4/30/13) – The Kean University football and men's basketball teams recently volunteered as part of the Clean Ocean Action's Beach Sweeps in Monmouth County last weekend.
It was the sixth-straight year the football team participated in the clean-up efforts, as members of the football team and men's basketball team helped to remove debris on Saturday, April 27, from Baywalk at Beachway and Laurel Avenues in Keansburg, N.J.
The Cougars were at one of the more than 70 sites in eight different counties across the state as part of the twice a year clean-up effort.
Clean Ocean Action's Beach Sweeps are one of the longest running clean-ups in the world. The first clean-up first started in 1985 at Sandy Hook with 75 volunteers. Today, this bi-annual event includes beaches, rivers, lakes, streams and underwater clean-ups, with 2013 marking the 28th anniversary of the event. Since 1985, over 70,000 volunteers have participated and removed over three million pieces of debris from beaches and waterways around the state of New Jersey.