Life’s a Beach; Let’s Keep It Clean

JCP&L volunteers, including members of its recently formed, environmentally focused Green Team, participated in cleanups at several beaches. As seen here at Point Pleasant Beach, they were joined by students from Lake Riviera Middle School and the Jersey Shore Girl Scout Junior Troop 1782. (Back row, l.-r.) John Meehan, regional External Affairs consultant, and John Anderson, vice president, External Affairs. (Front row, far right) Kim Contos, Emergency Preparedness manager. Helping at other beaches were Akorfa Gidiglo, System Reliability & Protection engineer, and Ashley Whitehead and Bill Kwasnicki, Customer Support account specialists.

November 6, 2019

For the third year running, JCP&L sponsored the Fall 2019 Beach Sweeps organized by Clean Ocean Action (COA) at two dozen beaches in Monmouth and Ocean counties recently.

“JCP&L’s service area is home to miles and miles of picturesque beaches across portions of Monmouth and Ocean counties,” said Jim Fakult, president, JCP&L. “Sponsoring Beach Sweeps shows our commitment to the environment by preserving a key natural resource, protecting fish and wildlife and promoting tourism and the coastal economy.”

Now in its 34th year, COA Beach Sweeps is one of the longest-running events of its kind in the world. Earlier this year, JCP&L also sponsored beach sweeps that were conducted in the spring for the first time.

John Anderson, Kim Contos and John Meehan helped students and other volunteers clean up Point Pleasant Beach.