Like it or not, Politics actually plays a big role in protecting New Jersey's coastal waterways.


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Clean Ocean Action's Beach Sweeps (Clean Ocean Action)

Clean Ocean Action Executive Director Cindy Zipf (COA) says "if we want to see our waters improved. If we want to see our wetlands improved. We need to let our elected officials know to go to Trenton, to go to Washington, to make sure that we make those a priority."

That's why state lawmakers and their political challengers will get the chance to hear the concerns of shore area coastal advocates during two events being held this week in Ocean and Monmouth counties.

A Coastal Candidates Environmental Forum will be taking place tomorrow in Loveladies for the 9th Legislative District hosted by Reclam the Bay and Alliance For a Living Ocean at the Long Beach Island Foundation for the Arts and Sciences from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Zipf says citizens will get to listen and ask questions about key environmental concerns. "Particularly now since Superstorm Sandy has hit and we realize that we have a lot of work to do in terms of environmental stewardship and in terms of making sure we rebuild our community with resiliency in mind and especially sea level rise."

The candidates who will be attending includes Republican candidate for State Senate Senator Christopher Connors, Democratic Candidate for State Assembly Peter Ferwerda, Democratic Candidate for State Assembly Chris McManus, Republican Candidate for State Assembly Assemblywoman Diane Gove, and Republican Candidate for State Assembly Assembly Brian Rumpf.

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Clean Ocean Action Facebook

On Thursday September 26th, The Wall Township Environmental Advisory Committee will be holding its annual Environmental Summit at the Wall Township Municipal Building from 7 to 8 p.m. New Jersey's 30th Legislative state lawmakers will be discussing Environmental legislation, concerns and issues. State Senator Robert Singer, Assemblyman Sean Kean and Assemblyman David Rible are expected to attend.

Zipf says you can register to attend the events at At the same web site those who can't attend can send questions in advance.


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