From press materials furnished by New Jersey Friends of Clearwater
A guest lecture on the challenges facing protectors of coastal life and habitats. An ongoing volunteer cleanup effort at a local brook; a community planting of erosion-inhibiting beach grass — and of course, the annual holiday party.
It’s all on the coming weeks’ schedule for New Jersey Friends of Clearwater, the Red Bank-based grass roots nonprofit best known for its summertime Clearwater Festival of music, vendors, and environmental education. The all-volunteer organization established in 1974 (as Monmouth County Friends of Clearwater) is a year-round endeavor for the people who conduct beach clean-ups, teach sailing skills, deliver presentations at area schools, and help spread the word on controlling pollution, here in a region where extraordinary natural resources have shared space with one of the nation’s most concentrated population centers.
The year-end flurry of activity begins this coming Monday, November 25, when the Environmental Club at Brookdale Community College teams with NJFC and the Monmouth County chapter of the NJ Sierra Club for a presentation on Environmental Challenges to the World’s Oceans, featuring Tony MacDonald, director of the Urban Coast Institute at Monmouth University.