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
Save Barnegat Bay funds young researchers every summer to complete a project about Barnegat Bay. These presentations will be made by student researchers who completed projects on water quality on the Toms River, local bay species composition, and a tale of two systems in southern Barnegat Bay. Come out and hear about their findings!
Please get in touch with Graceanne at [email protected]barnegatbay.org to RSVP.
We are proud to announce our first workshop of the year 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.
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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/.
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!
This virtual event is something you are not going to want to miss! R.S.V.P. to Graceanne at [email protected] to get your ZOOM link to attend this event.
Diamond Back Terrapins in the Barnegat Bay are heavily impacted by people. Save Barnegat Bay awarded Emma Riley an award at the Jersey Shore Science Fair for her exceptional work on heavy medals and their effect on terrapins. Joined by her peer Brady Nichols and his stellar work on the heat of roads and their likely effect on terrapin eggs, both students will present their findings and answer questions about their science.
Emma and Brady are students at the Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science studying under the guidance of Dr. John Wnek, the leading expert on our resident terrapin population. This event is a great opportunity to learn about this keystone species!
Our first ever Barnegat Bay Book Club meeting kicks off with a virtual meet and greet with Kent Mountford the author of “Closed Sea: From the Manasquan to the Mullica, a History of Barnegat Bay”.
The event will be in a Zoom meeting on Wednesday April 29th at 6pm. Fill out the form below to receive your access code. This meeting will be recorded and posted to youtube.
Kent Mountford, PhD, is an estuarine ecologist with over 40 years experience focused on North America’s mid-Atlantic temperate estuaries. A writer, lecturer, and sailor, Dr. Mountford has been employed as a scientist for the District of Columbia and the US Environmental Protection Agency.
Join us in our virtual meet and greet zoom meeting as we discuss the origins of his book and other writings he has done that have been inspired by his time spent on Barnegat Bay.
Throughout the month of May, members of the Barnegat Bay Book Club will have been reading “Nature’s Best Hope” by Doug Tallamy. Join us for our second virtual event as we talk with Doug about his work and his mission to help people understand the value and importance of native plants.
This event will take place in a Zoom meeting on May 28th at 6pm. This event will be recorded and posted to youtube.
You can purchase this book and learn more about the author here: http://www.bringingnaturehome.net
Join the Barnegat Bay Book Club here: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/1081534-barnegat-bay-book-club
Doug Tallamy is a professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, where he has authored 95 research publications and has taught insect related courses for 40 years. Chief among his research goals is to better understand the many ways insects interact with plants and how such interactions determine the diversity of animal communities. His book Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens was published by Timber Press in 2007 and was awarded the 2008 Silver Medal by the Garden Writers’ Association. The Living Landscape, co-authored with Rick Darke, was published in 2014. Doug’s new book ‘Nature’s Best Hope’ was published by Timber Press in February 2020. Among his awards are the Garden Club of America Margaret Douglas Medal for Conservation and the Tom Dodd, Jr. Award of Excellence, the 2018 AHS B.Y. Morrison Communication Award and the 2019 Cynthia Westcott Scientific Writing Award.