SERVPRO of Eatontown/Long Branch Cares About Our Environment
October Beach Sweep a Success!
On October 21, 2017, SERVPRO of Eatontown/Long Branch participated in the Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweep, which was conducted all over New Jersey, from Raritan Bay to the Bayshore to Cape May We captained the site at Pier Village in Long Branch, where close to 50 volunteers spent their time combing the beach for garbage. In all, over 5,500 pieces of debris were collected and thrown away or recycled! Last year a total of nearly 220,000 pieces of debris were removed statewide from the shore lines!
Volunteers began arriving at 9 a.m. and combed the beach until 12:30 p.m. Although the beaches “looked” clean, the amount of debris that was found was surprising. Among typical items such as straws, candy wrappers, plastic bottle caps and cigarette butts, unusual items such as a melted beverage cooler, large plywood and metal pole were also found.
It is always important to be mindful of our environment, and how what we do affects more than just our immediate surroundings. We are very proud of our beaches, and we should make the effort to keep them clean all year long!