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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
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!

 

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

Jun
1
Sat
Ask a Botanist @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter
Jun 1 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Ask a Botanist @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter | Toms River | New Jersey | United States

Enjoy this unique opportunity to join a professional and knowledgeable botanist for a short presentation followed by a walk through the beautiful 40 acres of Browns Woods outside the Barnegat Bay EcoCenter. Don’t forget to bring a sample of that pesky plant you have been curious about-Jason Hafstad can help you identify it!

Aug
2
Fri
Beach Ball-A-Palooza @ Bayfront Field
Aug 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Beach Ball-A-Palooza @ Bayfront Field

FREE event Beach Ball-a-Palooza on the bayfront hosted by Ocean County Parks & Recreation. Music by Jimmy and the Parrots, nature walks, Bay Boat tours on Pontoon Boats, games, crafts, nature walks, dancing, inflatables and community information. Bring a beach chair or blanket. FREE shuttle from parking at Cattus Island County Park.

***Event details may change at any time. Please review the official website or check with the event organizer when planning to attend the event.

Aug
11
Sun
Bay to Bowl @ Island Beach State Park
Aug 11 @ 6:49 pm – 7:49 pm
Bay to Bowl @ Island Beach State Park

The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife, in partnership with the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ, is excited to offer a 3-day 2-night locavore program for adults 21 years old and older interested in learning what’s edible in and around Barnegat Bay. The program will be held at the Sedge House, located within NJ’s first Marine Conservation Zone. The facility is a renovated duck hunting lodge with seven (7) bunk rooms where participants will live a conservationist lifestyle. Participants will spend time identifying and harvesting edible plants, algae, clams, crabs, and fishing, all while learning about the salt marsh ecosystem, conservation, and renewable resources.

 

Participants will:

  • Learn what’s edible in and around Barnegat Bay.
  • Learn how to identify, harvest and prepare sustainable local cuisine.
  • Learn to shuck clams and oysters, and how to fillet fish.
  • Leave with a deeper understanding of our natural environment and the importance of being a good steward.

Each meal will feature something locally harvested by participants, and Saturday night’s dinner will consist mainly of harvested resources that will be cooked through demonstration and by participation. Participants should come with open minds and empty stomachs! (Food allergies may not be able to be addressed.)

***Event details may change at any time. Please review the official website or check with the event organizer when planning to attend the event.

 

Aug
17
Sat
Art in the Park Festival @ Huddy Park
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Art in the Park Festival @ Huddy Park

The Toms River Artist Community is holding an outdoor Art in the Park event in Huddy Park. Come and see what your local artists have created. There will be paintings, sculpture, jewelry, and notecards on display, many items will be for sale.

***Event details may change at any time. Please review the official website or check with the event organizer when planning to attend the event.

Aug
24
Sat
Annual World Duckboat Championship Charity Regatta @ Mantoloking Yacht Club
Aug 24 @ 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
Annual World Duckboat Championship Charity Regatta @ Mantoloking Yacht Club

The World Duckboat Championship, conceived by the junior sailors of the Mantoloking Yacht Club in 1969 and continually hosted for 50 years since, is one of the iconic annual events on Barnegat Bay. It is a happening, a celebration of the heritage of Barnegat Bay and wooden boat building.

It is one of the few Championship regattas where junior sailors can race and compete directly with some of the best senior sailors on the Bay. Many who have moved on from our waters return each year just for this event.

***Event details may change at any time. Please review the official website or check with the event organizer when planning to attend the event.

 

Sep
2
Mon
Labor Day
Sep 2 all-day
Labor Day

Labor Day is the official beginning of Local Summer!

We honor the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws, and well-being of the country.

Thank you to all of our summer businesses and visitors for another GREAT summer!

Sep
7
Sat
Annual Island Heights Sailfest @ Island Heights Bay Front
Sep 7 @ 9:30 am – 8:00 pm
Annual Island Heights Sailfest @ Island Heights Bay Front  | Island Heights | New Jersey | United States

This FREE family event features sailboat races in the morning, crafters and vendors, great food vendors including food trucks, inflatable kiddie rides,  50/50, adult beverages for purchase is hosted by the Rotary Club of Toms River! This event benefits many local charities and high school scholarship program.

***Event details may change at any time. Please review the official website or check with the event organizer when planning to attend the event.