Advocacy & Legal Campaigns

Are YOU an advocate for Barnegat Bay?

Advocate: Includes speaking in favor of, recommends, argues for a cause, supports or defends, or pleads on behalf of an issue. Works on legal, legislative and policy strategy and goals.

80′ Tall Banquet Hall Planned on Barnegat Bay – Vilamoura

CAFRA SAMPLE LETTER As you may be aware, Vilamoura LLC of Branchburg, Somerset County has submitted an application to the Brick Township Board of Adjustment seeking approval for a four story restaurant and banquet which includes 42,011 square feet...

Bay Head NJ Transit

The Bay Head railyard has historically been a site of neglect. For over one hundred years, railcar-related oil and chemical spills have contaminated the soil and groundwater of the site. Since 1982 the site has been under the ownership of the NJ...

Clean Water Act – Impaired Waters

Clean Water Act Timeline: October 18, 1972 – Birthday of the Clean Water Act 1977 - NPDES Permit regulations established 1990 – Phase I Storm Water Regulations Established for Industrial Facilities, Construction >5 acres, and Large and...

Eagleswood CDF

On October 21, 2011 the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s (NJDEP) Office of Dredging and Sediment Technology (ODST) issued a permit to the Bureau of Coastal Engineering (BCE) for the construction of a Confined Disposal Facility...

Fertilizer Challenge

The Barnegat Bay Fertilizer Challenge is a campaign by Save Barnegat Bay to help reduce the nitrogen pollution from lawn fertilizers. Your participation is the key. The excess nitrogen is responsible for the abundance of algae, which crowds out...

Lawn Removal Credit

Bill S2099, sponsored by Senator James Holzapfel, was recently introduced to the New Jersey Senate Environment and Energy Committee. This particular legislation is of significance to property owners around Barnegat Bay for its potential economic and...

Legislation

After creating the nation’s strongest fertilizer law, and the nation's first law that requires the state's transportation agencies to use only native vegetation, we are promoting a package of bills that would require the state to create nutrient...

Municipal Stormwater Requirements

Is your town making the following elements of its stormwater program available of the public? The NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) requires that towns must make their Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SPPP) and Municipal...

NJ Roadways Native Plant Legislation

On May 1, 2017, Governor Chris Christie signed bill S-227/A-963 into law. This piece of legislation called upon the Department of Transportation, Turnpike Authority, and the South Jersey Transportation Authority to use solely native vegetation for...

NJ’s 2011 Fertilizer Law

In 2011, the New Jersey State Legislature passed bill A2290, the strictest fertilizer content law in the country. A2290 aimed at protecting the state’s waterways through controlling pollution at a common source, the use of synthetic fertilizers....

Ocean County Open Space, Parks and Recreation DRAFT Plan

Ocean County Planning will be hosting a Virtual Public Hearing on the new Draft Plan     Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:27-4 and in accordance with NJDEP Green Acres requirements, the Ocean County Planning Board will two hold public hearings...

Phosphorus Restriction Bill

In an exciting progression of events, NJ legislature is set to vote this Monday on a phosphorus control bill. S2098 sponsored by Senator James Holzapfel as it is coded in the legislature, would “[require] labeling of ingredients and [restricting]...

Proposed Statewide Restrictions on Plastics

After a weaker bill was turned down at the request of Save Barnegat Bay earlier this year, NJ Legislature is now set to vote on a more comprehensive state-wide plastic bag ban and control on paper bags. S864 was amended by the Senate on February 10,...

Rally for Barnegat Bay

Rally for Barnegat Bay project is a multi-town partnership between Toms River, South Toms River, Ocean Gate, Pine Beach, Island Heights, and Beachwood that looks to protect the local communities of Ocean County by tracking down unknown causes of...

The Impact of Stormwater on Barnegat Bay

What is stormwater? Stormwater is considered any form of precipitation, including rain, hail, sleet, and snow, that falls from the sky. All forms of precipitation eventually reach the ground and melt into water. Any water that isn't absorbed into...

Understanding NJ’s MS4 Permit: A Guide for Local Representatives

Stormwater and its Impact on the Barnegat Bay Watershed The issue of stormwater presents a significant risk to the Barnegat Bay watershed and threatens to impact critical aspects of regional culture related to recreation, the integrity of...