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...

Barnegat Bay Fertilizer Challenge

Want to make a positive impact on your community and environment? Save Barnegat Bay challenges YOU to stop using fertilizers on your lawn, yard, or property! Overuse of...

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...

Ciba-Geigy Superfund Site in Toms River

BREAKING NEWS: The NJDEP has just announced (on 2/3/23) that it will be hosting a Public Engagement Session on the Proposed Settlement related to Ciba-Geigy Site in Toms River....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Municipal Stormwater Requirements

To meet expectations for stormwater management, NJ municipalities are required to author, submit, and publish the following materials to the New Jersey Department of...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Rally for Barnegat Bay

Rally for Barnegat Bay is a collaborative initiative by Save Barnegat Bay, Clean Ocean Action, and MATES technical school to address pathogen and nutrient pollution in the...

Save Breton Woods

Breton Woods, the forested area around Laurel Avenue, Drum Point Road, Downey Avenue, Cedar Knoll Drive, and Mayfair Court, represents the last tiny sliver of natural land in this...

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...

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...