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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

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.

May
18
Sat
Jersey Shore Festival @ Seaside Heights
May 18 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.

Jul
15
Mon
Marsh Madness @ Barnegat Bay Marshes
Jul 15 all-day
Marsh Madness @ Barnegat Bay Marshes

Annual Barnegat Bay marsh clean-up conducted by the Junior Sailing Program of the Barnegat Bay Yacht Racing Association (BBYRA) and Save Barnegat Bay. Each participating Yacht Club selects the youth’s favorite local marsh and plans to rally hand picked trash and debris to their coach boat and then landward to the Club or municipality for proper disposal.

In 2018, over 390 individual sailors removed 57 bags of trash from our beloved, sensitive marsh areas. All 12 clubs in the BBYRA participated! Our goal for 2019 is to host a bay-wide clean-up…including all the clubs in the south bay too!

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.

 

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
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.

Oct
12
Sat
Annual Pine Barrens Jamboree @ Wells Mills County Park
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Annual Pine Barrens Jamboree @ Wells Mills County Park | Ocean Township | New Jersey | United States

Enjoy the Music of the Pines, Cultural Demonstrations & Lectures, Traditional Crafts & Crafts, Kids Crafts and Games, Nature & History Programs, Food, Free Shuttle Buses and more…Rain or Shine!

Learn how to become a “Piney from your head to your ….hiney!”

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

 

Apr
9
Thu
Cancelled-Discover American Eels @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter
Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cancelled-Discover American Eels @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter

Join us April 9th at 6pm as we explore the journey of the American Eel. Barnegat Bay Partnership and Save Barnegat Bay are teaming up to bring you a noteworthy hands on learning experience! Barnegat Bay Partnership is conducting a long term monitoring project on juvenile (glass) eels. Glass eels are currently migrating into Barnegat Bay from the Sargasso Sea, and finding their way into our rivers, creeks, and streams. The Barnegat Bay EcoCenter is located next to the Long Swamp Creek where we can find these baby eels! During this program you will have the chance to see these interesting creatures up close and personal, hear from the scientists studying their migration, and learn about their importance to our ecosystem. This is a unique program you are not going to want to miss!

ALL AGES WELCOME!