DISCOVER                               ENGAGE                                SUSTAIN


While NMHA was investigating the various issues that warranted evaluation for improvements to the Navesink, Clean Ocean Action discovered that a portion of the Navesink was going to be closed for clamming due to declining water quality.

Clean Ocean Action took action and formed the Rally for the Navesink coalition and NMHA signed on as an active member.

Together with a large group of other stake holders and parties at interest the Rally the Navesink effort has achieved various successes.

But to make those successes last, the Rally for the Navesink partners have come to realize that lasting success can only be achieved with lasting public education. It was suggested that this education may take place in local bars and restaurants and that realization quickly developed into the “Rally for the Navesink” placemat program.

Under the leadership of M.A.S.T. technology teacher Wendy Green, the sophomores of the class of 2019 developed a number of placemats that discuss all the issues that we have to keep in mind for creating and maintaining a clean Navesink that can be enjoyed by all, forever.

Each placemat is a mini lesson that hopefully also makes an attractive table cover at our local restaurants and bars.


We are hoping that our local restaurants and bars will use these placemats to provide a little public service to our Navesink citizens, at the same time, these placemats can also be used at home or at local community events or be displayed in schools, libraries and community spaces. They are formatted to print on 11 by 17 paper.

For further information on this program and customization of the placemats with sponsors or restaurant names contact Rik van Hemmen.

The placemats can be downloaded by clicking on the thumbnails below:

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Navesink Maritime Heritage Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging Eastern Monmouth County with maritime and water related historical, skill building, environmental, and recreational activities, and encouraging responsible use of the Navesink estuary through its Discover, Engage, and Sustain approach

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