Welcome to SharkRiver.org

“Protecting Our Water – Improving The Environment”


In photo from left to right: Tom Arnone, Freeholder Director, John Dempsey, SRCC Board, John Curley, Monmouth County Freeholder, Randy Bishop, Neptune Township Committeeman, Jennifer Beck, State Senator, Robert Brown, Neptune City Mayor, Serena DeMasi, Monmouth County Freeholder, Toto Tasso, Jeff Hoffman, and Arlene Sciarappa, all SRCC board members, Matt Doherty, Belmar Mayor, and Bill Sciarappa, SRCC board.


Shark River Cleanup Coalition Inc. aims to significantly enhance the water quality of the Shark River Estuary and its fresh water tributaries, to improve and protect habitats important to the conservation and abundance of the wildlife, to protect the recreational and commercial uses from degradation and pollution, thereby ensuring the ecological and economical stability of this important watershed.

The SRCC is a non profit 501(c)3 and all donations are tax deductible as allowed by law. The SRCC does not endorse any political parties or candidates nor does it take any position regarding political issues. The SRCC is not responsible for any statements made by anyone other than the official spokesperson of the SRCC.

Please feel free to visit this site often as we are constantly updating it.

This is your river and it needs your help to clean it up.

SRCC Highlights

  • E. Coli Poop-ulates Shark River Waters
    The primary pollutants in the Shark River are E. coli bacteria, sediment particles, and fertilizer. In the case of swimmers, the DEP estimates on the current bacterial exceedance for human health standards is that a minimum of 37 out of 1000 people exposed to these waters will get an eye, ear, throat, nose or other infections caused by staph and strep pathogens as well as a chance of hepatitis and viral diseases.
  • Shark River dredging saved from TTF shutdown
    The Shark River dredging project that was stalled by the gas tax impasse will resume "any day" now after state officials realized they risked losing an undisclosed amount of federal funding for the work, a Monmouth County freeholder said.
  • Announcement on restart of Shark River dredging project canceled without explanation
    Monmouth County officials abruptly canceled the news conference where a plan to restart the stalled Shark River dredging project Monmouth County officials would be announced.
  • Dredgefest a Success!
    The SRCC celebrated its 15th-year anniversary by hosting "DREDGEFEST" at the Headliner in Neptune on June 30th, 2016 to kick-off the long-awaited dredging of the Shark River.
  • Friends of Belmar Harbor Sail-abration
    Friday, June 17th, 2016....Maclearie Park at L Street Beach, Belmar NJ....4:00pm to dusk, Click for more information
  • Dredgefest 2016 Information
    Dredgefest 2016 flyer and info.
  • Beach Sweeps – Shark River Cleanup – April 30th
    Join the Shark River Cleanup Coalition in an environmental cleanup of the Shark River on Saturday, April 30th. Cleanup starts at 9:00am - Memorial Park, Neptune City. See you there!

Check This Out


  • Eagles Rising
    Many of us who live along the Shark River have enjoyed the special show from nature of our local eagle pair nesting, feeding, and flying.
  • Horseshoe Crab Survey
    The Shark River Cleanup Coalition performs an annual horseshoe crab survey at the Shark River Estuary.
  • Storm Water Runoff
    Storm water runoff in our area is a major source of contaminated water entering the rivers, lakes, and oceans.
  • SRCC Non-Profit Organization
    The SRCC is a non profit 501(c)3. All donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.
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