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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

Dec
29
Sat
Christmas Bird Count @ Save Barnegat Bay
Dec 29 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Christmas Bird Count @ Save Barnegat Bay

Join bird enthusiasts for a Christmas Bird Count in the Browns Woods! Birders from various groups throughout the area are coming together for warm beverages and a wintry walk to look for birds at the Barnegat Bay EcoCenter.

Feb
9
Sat
Saturday Browns Woods Clean Up @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter
Feb 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Saturday Browns Woods Clean Up @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter

Hey neighbors! One of our dedicated Board members is hosting a trash clean up in Browns Woods. He spotted lots of trash during his bird walk. Join us at the EcoCenter for a cup of coffee and lend a hand!

Feb
16
Sat
Great Backyard Bird Count @ Save Barnegat Bay
Feb 16 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Great Backyard Bird Count @ Save Barnegat Bay

Save Barnegat Bay is hosting the annual Browns Woods Great Back Yard Bird Count at the Barnegat Bay EcoCenter. Our special guest Naturalist Chris Claus will be leading the walk through our beautiful 40 acres. In addition our Board Member and avid birder Kevin Knutsen will be leading the data collection effort for Cornell Lab of Ornithology. See below for more info about the national event. We will have a limited number of binoculars for borrow on the day of the event.

“Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time.” Learn more http://gbbc.birdcount.org/

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.  

 

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

Apr
25
Thu
Rain Barrel Workshop 1: Rainbarrelarama! @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Rain Barrel Workshop 1: Rainbarrelarama! @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter

We are proud to announce our first 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! See “Tickets” above.

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/.

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!

Jun
13
Thu
Angels of Agriculture with the American Honey Bee Princess @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter
Jun 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Angels of Agriculture with the American Honey Bee Princess @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter
Save Barnegat Bay is excited to invite Nicole to be our first presentation in our brand new Rivertime Classroom. Don’t miss this!
Come and learn about the fascinating and resourceful world of the honeybee in the United States. 2019 American Honey Princess Nicole Medina of New Jersey will teach attendees about the inner workings of the beehive, beekeeping in the United States, and how the diverse flight path of honeybees extends from food to fiber. She will also share tips on how honey can rejuvenate itself and you, and will share recipes using one of the over 300 varieties of honey in the United States. Experience how this wondrous insect affects many aspects of our world!Nicole Medina is the 19-year-old daughter of Joel and Nolvia Media of Green Township, NJ. She is a sophomore at Sussex County Community College studying business administration. Nicole has been keeping bees for five years with her family and is an active volunteer with the Sussex County Beekeepers Association. As the 2019 American Honey Princess, Nicole is a national spokesperson for the American Beekeeping Federation, a trade organization representing beekeepers and honey producers throughout the United States. The Honey Queen and Princess speak and promote in venues nationwide, and Princess Nicole has traveled extensively nationwide on behalf of the organization.

Jul
19
Fri
Moth Night @ Save Barnegat Bay EcoCenter
Jul 19 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Moth Night @ Save Barnegat Bay EcoCenter

Moth night is a unique event that is one of a kind and FREE! Join us as we explore the moths off the night at Browns Woods during National Moth month. The event will take place in our BRAND NEW Rivertime Classroom! Moths are important pollinators and a food source for our local wildlife. Bring your family to experience this magical event!

Jul
22
Mon
Rain Barrel Workshop 3: Rainbarrelarama! @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter
Jul 22 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 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! See “Tickets”. 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/.