Barnegat Bay Blitz
SURF CITY BOROUGH
Team Captain: Bill Carp
May 9, 2012: Southern Regional Middle School's 7th grade academic SURF and STORM teams again participated in the NJ Department of Environmental Protection's Barnegat Bay Blitz Day on May 9th. This is a statewide initiative to clean up Barnegat Bay and the surrounding areas.
Surf City Councilman, Peter Hartney, initiated the partnership with Southern Regional Middle School to clean up street ends that run into the bay in Surf City. Middle School students traveled to Surf City and worked with the Councilman and members of the NJ DEP and the ReClam The Bay organization at five different bay areas.
Following the cleanup, students traveled to the Surf City Fire House for an assembly about conservation of the Bay. Councilman Hartney told the students about the efforts to clean the Watershed. Members of the ReClam the Bay organization explained that their goal is to bring the clam population back into the bay to help keep the water clean.
Chris Hitt, Nick Engell, Abigael Coughlin,
Kyle Mamudoski, Matt McGraw, Carli Campoli,
and Amanda Honebein from the SURF Team.
October 19, 2011 Blitz Recap:
The Blitz in Surf City included teacher and student volunteers from the Southern Regional Middle School, the Long Beach Island School and the Ethel Jacobsen Elementary School. Southern Regional Students picked up trash and debris at various bay side locations. They collected enough debris to fill the bed of a pick up truck. Long Beach Island Students took 12 water samples in the bay. Ethel Jacobsen Students cleaned up their school yard. Assemblywoman Diane Gove
After these activities, the town held an assembly in the Ethel Jacobsen School. Councilman Peter Hartney and Assemblywoman Diane Gove thanked the students for helping and explained the significance of their actions to help keep the bay clean.
Special thanks to the following individuals who were critical to the success of Surf City’s Blitz:
Surf City Councilman Peter Hartney
Ms. Karen McKeon, Superintendent Long Beach Island Consolidated School District
Ms. Cathy McBride, 4th - 6th Grade Science Teacher at Long Beach Island Grade School
Ms. Lori Sefcik, 7th Grade Science Teacher at Southern Regional Middle School