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There are plenty of ways for you to stay involved and to take action.  Check out some of the many events we have going on throughout the year. Share with your friends and family, and help us protect and restore the Bay!

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“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” -Benjamin Franklin

Internship Opportunities at Save Barnegat Bay    Barnegat Bay Volunteer Opportunities

Upcoming Events

Mar
9
Sat
Pinelands Short Course @ Stockton University
Mar 9 all-day
Pinelands Short Course @ Stockton University

A day long event featuring educational presentations that explore the unique history, ecology and culture of the Pinelands.

Mar
12
Tue
Bee Shore Honey bees and more! @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter
Mar 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bee Shore Honey bees and more! @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter

Bee Shore Honey is partnering with Save Barnegat Bay to bring you a free “Smart Yard ~ Healthy Bay” program. Come on out for a information session on The Honey Bee!  Save Barnegat Bay is hosting this event at the Brown’s Woods Eco Center.  Join Bill MacCormack, local beekeeper and member or Central Jersey Beekeepers Association and he discusses the components of a hive, equipment needed and how we can help protect the honey bee and other pollinators.  

 

Mar
16
Sat
Jersey Shore Science Fair @ Stockton University
Mar 16 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Jersey Shore Science Fair @ Stockton University

Save Barnegat Bay wants to continue supporting the young people in our community who make Barnegat Bay a part of their education. Every year, Save Barnegat Bay awards one student at the Jersey Shore Science fair $500 for having a thoughtful, original, and relevant science project related to Barnegat Bay and the surrounding watershed. We look forward to meeting these bright students every year!

 

Mar
20
Wed
Barnegat Bay Partnership Education and Outreach Retreat @ Island Beach State Park
Mar 20 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Barnegat Bay Partnership Education and Outreach Retreat @ Island Beach State Park

Join other Barnegat Bay watershed educators for a day of workshops, activities, and networking. The retreat theme this year is “Interpretive Techniques.” We will be meeting at the Interpretive Center at Island Beach State Park.

Natural Lands Trust Program Advisory Committee Meeting @ Ocean County Administration Building
Mar 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Natural Lands Trust Fund Program was established to acquire and maintain environmentally sensitive lands, natural areas or open spaces that would generally remain in their natural state and for the preservation of farmland. The objective of the program, is to establish of a system of protected lands which, in combination with the Farmlands Preservation Program, enhance the quality of life in Ocean County by:

  • Helping to maintain the County’s rural characteristics;
  • Protecting critical environmental resources and water supply;
  • Maintaining and enhancing active agriculture;
  • Buffering areas that are not compatible with development.

In 1997, the residents of Ocean County, overwhelmingly voted to establish the Ocean County Natural Lands Trust Program. The approval of a 1.2 cent dedicated tax provides the Board of Chosen Freeholders with the funds to acquire lands in Ocean County for conservation and farmland preservation. On February 18, 1998, the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders established a nine member Natural Lands Trust Fund Advisory Committee to advise on the preparation of the required open space plan and the nomination of properties to be acquired through the Natural Lands Trust Fund. The committee’s purpose is to review nominations for the Trust Fund and to forward recommendations to the Board of Chosen Freeholders for consideration.

The program now generates over $10 million per year for natural lands acquisitions and farmland preservation. Several important parcels have been preserved and acquired through partnerships with non-profits, municipalities and the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

For more information on the program click here.

** November/December meetings are combined. Date and location to be determined. Meetings are subject to change, please contact the Ocean County Planning Department to confirm dates at 732-929-2054.

Apr
17
Wed
Environmental Educators Roundtable @ Lighthouse Center for Natural Resource Education
Apr 17 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Natural Lands Trust Program Advisory Committee Meeting @ Ocean County Administration Building
Apr 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Natural Lands Trust Fund Program was established to acquire and maintain environmentally sensitive lands, natural areas or open spaces that would generally remain in their natural state and for the preservation of farmland. The objective of the program, is to establish of a system of protected lands which, in combination with the Farmlands Preservation Program, enhance the quality of life in Ocean County by:

  • Helping to maintain the County’s rural characteristics;
  • Protecting critical environmental resources and water supply;
  • Maintaining and enhancing active agriculture;
  • Buffering areas that are not compatible with development.

In 1997, the residents of Ocean County, overwhelmingly voted to establish the Ocean County Natural Lands Trust Program. The approval of a 1.2 cent dedicated tax provides the Board of Chosen Freeholders with the funds to acquire lands in Ocean County for conservation and farmland preservation. On February 18, 1998, the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders established a nine member Natural Lands Trust Fund Advisory Committee to advise on the preparation of the required open space plan and the nomination of properties to be acquired through the Natural Lands Trust Fund. The committee’s purpose is to review nominations for the Trust Fund and to forward recommendations to the Board of Chosen Freeholders for consideration.

The program now generates over $10 million per year for natural lands acquisitions and farmland preservation. Several important parcels have been preserved and acquired through partnerships with non-profits, municipalities and the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

For more information on the program click here.

** November/December meetings are combined. Date and location to be determined. Meetings are subject to change, please contact the Ocean County Planning Department to confirm dates at 732-929-2054.

Apr
20
Sat
Manchester Resident Rain Barrel Workshop @ Civic Center
Apr 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Manchester Resident Rain Barrel Workshop @ Civic Center

We are partnering with Manchester Township to bring Manchester residents their very own Rain barrel workshop! There will be an informative talk followed by a hands-on rain barrel building workshop. ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND the educational talk. The first registered attendees will take home a 55 gal barrel courtesy of Manchester Township and Save Barnegat Bay.
R.S.V.P. here https://goo.gl/forms/YkJsx5yktpE8ThTG3

Contact Graceanne Taylor at Save Barnegat Bay with questions or concerns. education@savebarnegatbay.org

Want your town to host a rain barrel workshop? Let us know!

Stormwater carries harmful pollutants such as excess nitrogen from fertilizers into Barnegat Bay. Rain barrels collect stormwater before that water can make it to the roads and carry pollution into our waterways. This rain water collected from your roof can be reused to water an ornamental garden, fill a bird bath, wash a car, and more! Build a rain barrel with us today to create a Smart Yard for a Healthy Bay!

Manchester Rain Barrel Workshop 2019

May
15
Wed
Natural Lands Trust Program Advisory Committee Meeting @ Ocean County Administration Building
May 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Natural Lands Trust Fund Program was established to acquire and maintain environmentally sensitive lands, natural areas or open spaces that would generally remain in their natural state and for the preservation of farmland. The objective of the program, is to establish of a system of protected lands which, in combination with the Farmlands Preservation Program, enhance the quality of life in Ocean County by:

  • Helping to maintain the County’s rural characteristics;
  • Protecting critical environmental resources and water supply;
  • Maintaining and enhancing active agriculture;
  • Buffering areas that are not compatible with development.

In 1997, the residents of Ocean County, overwhelmingly voted to establish the Ocean County Natural Lands Trust Program. The approval of a 1.2 cent dedicated tax provides the Board of Chosen Freeholders with the funds to acquire lands in Ocean County for conservation and farmland preservation. On February 18, 1998, the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders established a nine member Natural Lands Trust Fund Advisory Committee to advise on the preparation of the required open space plan and the nomination of properties to be acquired through the Natural Lands Trust Fund. The committee’s purpose is to review nominations for the Trust Fund and to forward recommendations to the Board of Chosen Freeholders for consideration.

The program now generates over $10 million per year for natural lands acquisitions and farmland preservation. Several important parcels have been preserved and acquired through partnerships with non-profits, municipalities and the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

For more information on the program click here.

** November/December meetings are combined. Date and location to be determined. Meetings are subject to change, please contact the Ocean County Planning Department to confirm dates at 732-929-2054.

May
17
Fri
Jersey Shore Festival @ Seaside Heights
May 17 all-day
Jersey Shore Festival @ Seaside Heights

Over the past 12 years, the Jersey Shore Festival has established itself as the premier emerging artist festival on the east coast.  Artists of all ages and all genres are welcomed to Seaside Heights, to perform on our stages, network with industry professionals, and have a true Jersey Shore Experience.   The event organizer’s mission is to create an environment that allows industry VIP’s to find new talent, artists to make new contacts, and fans to find their new favorite bands.

Aside from the music, they also strive to add other entertaining events throughout the weekend, including action sports, charity events, food trucks, the JSF Vendor Village, and more.