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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

Dec
12
Wed
Wall Township Committee Workshop Meeting @ Executive Conference Room (Lower Level)
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wall Township Committee Workshop Meeting @ Executive Conference Room (Lower Level)
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dec
17
Mon
Freehold Town Council Meeting @ Borough Hall
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm
Freehold Town Council Meeting @ Borough Hall
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm
Dec
21
Fri
Winter Solstice @ Save Barnegat Bay
Dec 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Winter Solstice @ Save Barnegat Bay

The beginning of winter is a time to share gifts and food with one another to show appreciation for the important people in our life. It is another opportunity to celebrate nature and the passing seasons. Save Barnegat Bay has accomplished so many things this year, and we want to celebrate with you!

Join us in honoring our Save Barnegat Bay Community. Guests are invited to share their favorite dishes or treats.

Dec
27
Thu
Ocean Town Council Meeting @ Town Hall - Public Meeting Room
Dec 27 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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.

Jan
16
Wed
Natural Lands Trust Program Advisory Committee Meeting @ Ocean County Administration Building
Jan 16 @ 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.

Jan
25
Fri
ANJEE Winter Conference @ Crowne Plaza Princeton - Conference Center
Jan 25 @ 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
ANJEE Winter Conference @ Crowne Plaza Princeton - Conference Center

For more than three ​decades, ANJEE has organized one of the leading annual conferences for environmental education professionals in New Jersey, designed to promote innovation, networking, learning, and dissemination of best practices.

Our Annual Conference will focus on the power of education to create positive change for the future. EE is a force for building a more civically engaged citizenry. It’s a force for creating a more diverse and inclusive movement. It’s a force for linking research and practice, and for demonstrating the impact of interdisciplinary education. It’s a force for optimizing human potential and delivering excellent educational opportunities for all. Join us as we share ideas and explore ways to create a more sustainable future through the great power of environmental education.

During the conference, we will share ideas and innovation about how we can imagine a better future and create a path forward for the field in the coming decade and beyond.

Our Friday conference will include hour long workshops in the following strands:

  • Building Leadership for Environmental Literacy
  • Connecting with Nature
  • Conservation and Environmental Education
  • Educating for Sustainable Communities
  • Green Schools and Career-Connected Learning
  • Linking Research and Practice to Increase Impact
  • ***Event details may change at any time. Please review the official website or check with the event organizer when planning to attend the even

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!