MONTAUK: After 15 days of motion for the ocean, Margo Pellegrino and Sean Dixon had traveled over 850 miles—300 by sea and 550 by road, from Cape May to Montauk, beginning on August 10. Traveling by outrigger canoe and bicycle at the peak of the summer season, Pellegrino and Dixon journeyed concurrently up the coastline to help raise public awareness and participation for the Clean Ocean Zone.
As the environment faces threats from ocean blasting for oil and gas development, pollution and reckless development, the Clean Ocean Zone initiative was created by concerned citizens along the New York and New Jersey coastlines to lock out harmful pollution and industrial activities off the coast while locking in permanent protection for future generations. The ultimate goal is for this citizen-drafted federal bill to be enacted into law.
“The ‘Tour’ accomplished its goal of bringing attention to the Clean Ocean Zone. The many great adventures and experiences have helped the public learn about what makes each shore community special and affirms that which unites us—a clean and healthy ocean,” said Executive Director of Clean Ocean Action Cindy Zipf.
To continue the momentum, Clean Ocean Action and other marine advocacy groups will continue to reach out to elected officials to keep the Clean Ocean Zone in the spotlight. Visit www.cleanoceanzone.org for more information about the Clean Ocean Zone legislative strategy.