August 10, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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Join us in making a visible difference in the natural shoreline habitats of this local estuary. Our normal spring clean up didn't finish the job due to the large amount of trash that floated out of the flooded towns and collected deep along the southern banks. Before the last cleanup was over we agreed that a one-time special mid-summer cleanup was needed to restore the shore.
This is always a fun time for kayakers, canoers, stand up paddlers, and boaters. It is a wonderful opportunity to get out on the beautiful Shark River, get in some nice paddling, see some wildlife, help to clean up the environment, and then get to spend time at the after-paddle BBQ to meet and socialize with people from other local paddling clubs as well.
8:30am starts the sign up, then kayak safety meeting and launch at 9am. Ideally half the kayakers will focus on an area in the south bay much in need of cleaning 1.5 miles away by water. If you have a slower boat you can meet us at the park and then drive over to the south bay to launch. Park and launch here
Sponsored and organized by the SRCC Shark River Cleanup Coalition (sharkriver.org). Sit-on-tops and canoes work best for hauling garbage. Even if you currently don’t own a boat, all you really need to help out are boots and gloves. Cut-resistant footwear and gloves are a must. Tall boots are recommended for low stickers and poison ivy. Hat, sunscreen, bug spray are a good idea. SRCC Shark River Cleanup Coalition (sharkriver.org) is the hosting group and will provide food and supplies (donations are appreciated).
The park put in has easy parking, good beach launch regardless of tide, clean rest rooms and a nice shaded pavilion overlooking the bay. The alternate south bay launch has plenty of street parking and a sandy beach.
We hope you can join us!