Christmas Tree Donations Needed for Island Beach State Park Dunes

As part of Clean Ocean Action’s second “Wave of Action”, consider donating old Christmas trees to help rebuild dunes in Island Beach State Park.

Post-Sandy Day of Service Slated for Saturday, January 19, throughout New York and New Jersey

As part of Clean Ocean Action’s second “Wave of Action”, consider donating old Christmas trees to help rebuild dunes. On January 13 and 19, Christmas trees are will be collected to be “planted” to rebuild the dunes on Island Beach State Park in Seaside Park, New Jersey. Volunteers can drop off their Christmas trees and plant them from 10 AM to 2 PM on Saturday, January 19th at Island Beach State Park.

For those who cannot volunteer that day, Christmas trees can be dropped off on Sunday, January 13th at Cattus Island State Park (1170 Cattus Island Blvd, Toms River, NJ 08753). Clean Ocean Action’s Wave of Action “For The Shore” is a long term volunteer initiative that began in the response to Superstorm Sandy to help the communities and millions of citizens left devastated in the wake of the storm.

For the second Wave of Action, COA hopes to attract volunteers over Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, a weekend centered on service. To sign up to volunteer on Saturday, January 19, please visit www.ForTheShore.org.

Over 700 people have already signed up to help to clean out homes, neighborhoods, parks, beaches, and waterways at 15 locations throughout New York and New Jersey on January 19th, including Atlantic City, Asbury Park, Sandy Hook, and Jones Beach, New York.

If you are in need of assistance, have an idea for a project that needs volunteers, or would like to volunteer on January 19th, please visit www.ForTheShore.org to register, or call 732-872-0111. For more information about Christmas tree collection drive contact Katie Barnett at katie.barnett@dep.state.nj.us.

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Kyra January 05, 2013 at 04:09 PM
I read another article last wk that said anytime before the 13th. Took my tree down and was heading there today. Doubt anyone from the state will respond on a sat. Oh well
KC January 08, 2013 at 05:26 AM
Geez it is a shame this is not a pick-up instead of a drop off. I went for my daily walk today and must have seen a dozen or more trees lying in the road awaiting pickup.
Denise Di Stephan January 08, 2013 at 11:34 AM
This blog is published on a number of Patch sites because the organizations behind this dune rebuilding effort are asking people all over the Jersey Shore region, especially Ocean and Monmouth counties, to drop off trees. These organizations, which rely primarily on volunteers, simply do not have enough manpower to go all over two counties, or even just Ocean, to pick up trees. I think the hope is that residents will pool resources, such as one or more volunteers who have pick-ups being willing to bring down a number of trees donated by them and their neighbors.
bob January 09, 2013 at 01:08 PM
"planted" are we talking cut tree,s or live
John Eric Mangino January 09, 2013 at 11:49 PM
Our Resource center In Manahawkin is Full or was full of christmas trees as of yesterday .One Stop pickup and drop off if someone could volunteer to pick them up . Seems a shame they go to the chipper.


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