The Tour for the Shore made its stop in Keansburg earlier today with a small rally to raise public awareness and participation for the Clean Ocean Zone.
Other local advocates accompanied Margo Pellegrino, traveling by outrigger canoe, and Sean Dixon, traveling by bicycle, as they journeyed from Sandy Hook to Keansburg this morning in the sixth day of the tour.
The Tour for the Shore is a tour by both land and sea from Cape May, New Jersey to Montauk, New York in 16 days to advocate for the Clean Ocean Zone, which would protect the waters from Montauk Point, N.Y. to Cape May, N.J. and more than 19,000 square miles of the Atlantic Ocean from industrializing activities and pollution.
Continuing their 'Tour for the Shore', Clean Ocean Action and other local advocates will hold The Monmouth County Bayshore Environmental Summit, which will begin at 6 p.m. in the Bayshore Senior Center at 100 Main Street in Keansburg.
The summit includes a two-hour town hall style panel discussion moderated by Joe Reynolds, Co-Chair, Bayshore Regional Watershed Council.
Panelists include Dr. Rick Lathrop, the Director of the Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis at Rutgers, and President of the Board of Trustees of the American Littoral Society, Sean Dixon, Coastal Policy Attorney, Clean Ocean Action, Jim Walsh, Regional Director, Food & Water Watch, and Chris Len, Attorney, NY/NJ Baykeeper.
Congressman Frank Pallone (D-6) will make closing remarks.