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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

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Upcoming Events

Jul
22
Mon
Rain Barrel Workshop 3: Rainbarrelarama! @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter
Jul 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Rain Barrel Workshop 3: Rainbarrelarama! @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter

We are proud to announce our third of many workshops to come this summer here at the Barnegat Bay EcoCenter!

Come learn about how you can help combat pollution in the Barnegat Bay Watershed and construct a rain barrel to take home with you.

RSVP Required! For Tickets please click on the green tickets button on the right hand side of your screen and please fill out the brief questionnaire. Limited number available.

Although the program is free, donations are always appreciated to help keep this program alive! Donations can be made via cash or check on the day of event, or at https://www.savebarnegatbay.org/donate/.

Jul
29
Mon
Monarch Ambassador Volunteer Training & Info Session @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter
Jul 29 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Monarch Ambassador Volunteer Training & Info Session @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter

Save Barnegat Bay EcoCenter is adding a Pollinator garden which will contain all the necessary needs for the Monarch butterfly. A Monarch house/display is currently being built by a volunteer from the Boy Scouts. If you love butterflies, want to make a difference, and can donate any free hours to help rear the butterflies at the EcoCenter.

Endangered Wings will be holding a 2 part training certification program. You’ll learn about the life cycle, egg gathering, diseases, threats and conservation, native plants & chrysalis care. We will learn how to provide a healthy environment for the eggs to hatch, caterpillars to grow & butterflies to emerge.

Upon certification we look forward to you volunteering some time to help care for the Monarchs you have now learned to raise. It is an exciting way to connect with nature and help a threatened species.

Class 1 will be held at the Barnegat Bay EcoCenter in Toms River on Monday, July 29th from 11am-12 pm. (Refreshments are welcome if you want to have lunch on site).

(PowerPoint presentation, live butterflies, displays)

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.

 

Sep
8
Sun
Annual Beach Plum Festival @ Island Beach State Park Ocean Bathing Area 1
Sep 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Annual Beach Plum Festival @ Island Beach State Park Ocean Bathing Area 1 | New Jersey | United States

Great day at the beach….Beach Plum Jelly, Food & Music, Crafters, Beach Plum Ice Cream, Children’s Games, Environmental & Non-profit Exhibits.

Hosted by: The Friends of Island Beach State Park (Friends of IBSP) is a non-profit volunteer organization formed to enhance interpretive, educational, recreational & research programs, and events at Island Beach State Park. Our mission is to further public appreciation and stewardship of the 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.

Sep
21
Sat
Sea. Hear. Now. @ Asbury Park Convention Hall
Sep 21 – Sep 22 all-day
Sea. Hear. Now. @ Asbury Park Convention Hall

Save Barnegat Bay had a fantastic time at the 2018 inaugural Sea.Hear.Now Festival which was produced by Danny Clinch of Between The Sets, and C3 Presents, the team behind Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Shaky Festivals and more. With feet in the sand, fans enjoyed music on the beach with more than 25 bands on 3 stages at North Beach Asbury Park and Bradley Park.

We hope to be a part of the 2019 festival and to see you there too!

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