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Silver Bay Elementary Students name newest Pumpout Boat
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Pictured with the pupils are from right to left Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari, who serves as liaison to the Ocean County pumpout boat program, Silver Bay Elementary School Principal Joseph Pizza, 4th Grade Teacher Jacqueline LeRiche and Pumpout Boat Captain Jerry Golembeski.

Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari recognized Jacqueline LeRiche’s 4th grade class in a presentation on Monday, congratulating them on creating the name for the newest pump-out boat that will be used to serve the Barnegat Bay, the Water Warrior.

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“We are so proud of these boys and girls and we appreciate their efforts in coming up with the perfect name for our new boat,” said Vicari, who serves as liaison to tourism and the Barnegat Bay National Estuary Program.
“We want to thank all of the students and teachers who participated in this contest. They all did a great job."

Vicari congratulated LeRiche’s fourth grade class including Teressa Blair, Ryan Boyle, Blake Camphausen, Phillip Discenza, Emma Eisner, Ryan Garcia, Samantha Glatz, Dylan Handelman, Joseph Jovinelly, Megan Kotran, Taylor Leuck, Jason Maceira, Jason Michaels, Christian Milano, Trevor Opperman, Kimberly Osborn, Danielle Pensabene, Giuseppe Russo, Kristina Taintor and Olivia Webber.

Water Warrior joins the fleet of Ocean County Pumpout Boats

The new Water Warrior was unveiled in May 2009 at the ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of the County's pumpout boat program. At the ceremony, Freeholder Vicari presented Ms. LeRiche and supervisor Linda Kolb with a framed photos of the class and the new Water Warrior.
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Freeholder Vicari, Linda Kolb and Jacqueline LeRiche at Berkeley Island Park.

A pump-out boat is a specially equipped vessel, which is capable of emptying the on-board toilets and tanks of other boats, thus keeping waste from entering the bay. The Water Warrior will cover the Silver Bay area of Barnegat Bay.

The first pump-out boat in New Jersey, the Circle of Life, began operating by Seaside Park in May 1998. Since then, two more pump-out boats began service: the Waste Watcher in May 2001, operated by Tuckerton Seaport and the Bay Saver in May 2003, operated by Brick Township.

The new 21-foot vessel will be operated by Seaside Park. This successful program has been run through the collaboration of the Ocean County Board of Freeholders, Tuckerton Seaport, Seaside Park, Brick Township and the Ocean County Utilities Authority.

As a team, we have made significant strides in preserving and protecting the Barnegat Bay,” Vicari said. “Keeping Ocean County waterways clean is so important to us and we are eager for the Water Warrior to begin operation.”

The pump-out boats are typically active from Memorial Day until October, servicing areas that are not readily accessible to marina based pump-out units. They operate from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday through Monday. They can be accessed through VHF Channel Radio Channel 9 or through the host agencies.

Panel of Judges

The name “Water Warrior” was chosen out of 14 entries submitted into Ocean County Clean Surf Program’s Name the Pump-out Boat Contest. The winner was chosen by a panel of judges made up of Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari, Pumpout Boat Captain Jerry Golembeski, Ocean County Planning Director David McKeon, Public Affairs Department Director Barbara Steele, Principal Planner Victoria Pecchioli of the Department of Planning and Ocean County’s Public Information Director Donna Flynn. All of the fourth grade classes at Silver Bay Elementary participated.

Press Release by Ocean County Department of Public Information, 6/16/08 (updated 8/5/09)

Victoria K. Pecchioli, PP, CLA, Principal Planner

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