(from Jersey Coast Anglers Association June 2000 Newsletter)The following groups are participating in the Blue Wave Flotilla planned for May 27th. I know this is short notice but you can contact Clean Ocean Action if you want to participate. This is just the beginning of a summer long campaign for the ocean. JCAA, RFA and Clean Ocean Action have contributed enough planes to fly banners throughout the Memorial Day festivities. Keep you eyes on the sky for our banner which will read "DUMP POLITICIAN WHO DUMP TOXINS IN OUR OCEAN". We are hoping to fly banners all summer long but we need you financial support. Send contributions to JCAA and indicate the money is for planes and banners. If you are a member of an organization that would like to sponsor a plane, call JCAA or Clean Ocean Action for more information. Following the list of participating groups is a copy of the Clean Ocean Action press release on the flotilla. I hope to see you there.
American Littoral Society, Asbury Park Consortium, Clean Ocean Action, Coastal Conservation Association of NY, Edison Wetlands Association, Garden Clubs of New Jersey, Jersey Coast Anglers Association, Monmouth County Friends of Clearwater, Natural Resources Protective Association, NJ Environmental Federation, NJ Environmental Lobby, NY/NJ Harbor Baykeeper, Recreational Fishing Alliance, Save Barnegat Bay, Save the Bay, Surfrider Foundation, NJ Chapter, Surfers Environmental Alliance, Staten Island Tuna Club, Staten Island Yacht Club, Water Spirit
DEFEND YOUR OCEAN:
JOIN IN THE BLUE WAVE
Ocean Advocates Urge Citizens to Wear Blue Ribbons in Defense of Our Ocean
Highlands, NJ - A campaign urging citizens to fly royal blue ribbons symbolizing unity against ocean dumping will be launched on Ocean Defense Day, May 27th. The day will also include activities on land, sea, and air.
On Memorial Day weekend, from Long Island to Cape May, ocean advocates urge beach-goers, concerned businesses, fishermen, surfers, and others to show their devotion to a clean ocean by wearing royal blue ribbons. In the air, at sea, and on land, royal blue will be the color for a clean ocean. This powerful symbol of solidarity will send a clear message to elected officials and government agencies that we will no longer stand for ocean dumping of toxin laden muck. Ribbons can be placed on shirts, cars, boats, dogs, beach
chairs and umbrellas, surfboards, fishing poles... anywhere possible. People are asked to wear ribbons throughout the summer supporting action to stop ocean dumping of contaminated mud.
"Our ocean is under siege. It is up to us to fight back. Show your dedication to ending ocean dumping by wearing a blue ribbon," exclaims Cindy Zipf of Clean Ocean Action.
In addition to the flying of royal blue ribbons, an air, sea and land rally is planned. Banner planes will fly from Breezy Point Long Island, NY to Cape May, NJ. A squadron of support planes will accompany the banner planes and photograph the sea and land events.
At sea, boats will meet at the Historic Area Remediation Site (HARS, the former Mud Dump) at 2:30 P.M. At 1:00 P.M. boats from Sheepheads Bay, NY and Atlantic Highlands Harbor, NJ will parade to a 1:30 P.M. meeting point at Romer Shoal before continuing out to the HARS. From outside Manasquan Inlet, a parade of boats will leave at 12:30 P.M., passing Shark River Inlet at approximately 1:10 P.M., and continuing up the coast to the 2:30 P.M. meeting at the HARS.
On land, "Citizen Action Sites" will be set up from Long Island, NY to Cape May, NJ. At each site, citizen's will be able to pick up blue ribbons, sign petitions, and learn about 7 Ways to Kill the Muck Monster. The following is a preliminary list of sites:
· (Locations Pending)
Staten Island: (Locations Pending)
Perth Amboy - (Pending)
Atlantic Highlands - Atlantic Highlands Harbor/Marina, Flotilla parade at1:00 PM
Sea Bright - Public Beach (Pending)
Long Branch - West End (Pending)
Long Branch - Old Pier (Pending)
Asbury Park - 2nd Ave and Ocean Ave, Boardwalk
Ocean Grove - Main Ave, at the flag pole
Bradley Beach - (Location Pending)
Avon-by-the-Sea - Boardwalk Pavilion
Belmar - Taylor Pavilion
Belmar - 12th Ave Beach
Spring Lake - South End Pavilion (Pending)
Manasquan - Inlet Pavilion (Pending). Flotilla parade at 12:30 PM
Point Pleasant - Inlet Parking Lot (Pending). Flotilla parade at 12:30 PM
Point Pleasant - Jenkinsons Aquarium
Bay Head - Central Market
Bay Head - Mullers Bakery
Seaside Heights- Sumner Ave and the Boardwalk
Lavalette - Philadelphia Ave, near the lifeguard headquarters
Ortley Beach (Location Pending)
Island Beach State Park - (Location Pending)
North Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, 2007 Long Beach Blvd. - Alliance for a Living Ocean
Forked River - American Eagle Flag, Route 9 (Permanent location until the battle for the ocean is won)
Atlantic County:(Location Pending)
Cape May County:
Wildwood - (Pending)
Contact COA at 732-872-0111 or www.cleanoceanaction.org for more details about the Ocean Defense Campaign.
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