Coast Guard, local agencies, community participate in Barnegat Bay Blitz

BARNEGAT LIGHT, N.J. ─ Heather Swartz, community relations coordinator for New Jersey's Department of Environmental Protection, Seaman Kyle Mitchell, Petty Officer 3rd Class Robert Aleksandrowicz and Seaman Karyna Rais, crewmembers from Station Barnegat Light, are shown near Barnegat Lighthouse State Park here May 9, 2012, during a watershed-wide cleanup. Students, local business employees, environmental agency personnel, governmental representatives and Coast Guard members volunteered for the event. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Crystalynn A. Kneen.

Post and photos by Public Affairs Detachment Atlantic City, N.J.

 

Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light, N.J., participated in the Barnegat Bay Blitz watershed-wide cleanup May 9, 2012 near Barnegat Lighthouse State Park on Long Beach Island, N.J.

The event, coordinated by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, included volunteers from local schools, local business employees, environmental agency personnel, governmental representatives and Coast Guard members who cleaned up areas in Barnegat Bay’s watershed municipalities.

“It is important for us, the local Coast Guard station, to partner with local agencies and individual volunteers to help preserve our maritime environment. By taking one day of work and dedicating it to cleaning up the environment, we help make it a better place,” said Chief Warrant Officer Jay Greiner, the commanding officer of the station.

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