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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
15
Wed
Natural Lands Trust Program Advisory Committee Meeting @ Ocean County Administration Building
May 15 @ 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.

Seaside Heights Town Council Meetings @ Municipal Court Room 2nd Floor
May 15 @ 5:00 pm

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

 

May
20
Mon
Point Pleasant Environmental Commission Meeting @ Borough Hall
May 20 @ 7:00 pm

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

Please be advised that depending on courtroom availability, some meetings will take place in the conference room on the administration side of Borough Hall.

Visit the Environmental Commission’s Facebook page at:

https://www.facebook.com/PointPleasantBoroughEnvironmentalCommission/?fref=ts

May
21
Tue
Toms River Green Team Meeting @ Poseidon Academy Building
May 21 @ 4:30 pm

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

Lakewood Planning Board Meeting @ Municipal Building
May 21 @ 6:00 pm

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

**Meeting times may vary**

Brick Township Environmental Commission Meeting @ Council Room A/B (next to the Human Resources Office) at Town Hall
May 21 @ 6:30 pm

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

The Environmental Commission is responsible for the protection, development and use of natural resources, including water resources located within the township. The Commission also formulates recommendations to the Township Council concerning open space preservation, water resource management, air pollution control, solid waste management, noise control, soil and landscaping protection, environmental appearance, marine resources and the protection of flora and fauna.

Jackson Township Environmental Commission Meeting @ Town Hall Main Meeting Room
May 21 @ 7:30 pm

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

The Commission is established for the protection, development or use of natural resources, including water resources, located within the territorial limits of the Township of Jackson. The Commission shall have power to conduct research into the use and possible use of the open land areas of the Township and may coordinate the activities of unofficial bodies organized for similar purposes and may advertise, prepare, print and distribute books, maps, charts, plans and pamphlets which, in its judgment, it deems necessary for its purposes. It shall keep an index of all open areas, publicly or privately owned, including open marshlands, swamps and other wetlands, in order to obtain information on the proper use of such areas, and may from time to time recommend to the Planning Board plans and programs for inclusion in the Master Plan and the development and use of such areas.

Point Pleasant Beach Town Council Meeting @ Municipal Building
May 21 @ 7:30 pm

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

May
22
Wed
Brick Township Planning Board Meeting @ Municipal Building
May 22 @ 7:00 pm

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

The Planning Board is responsible for preparing, amending and adopting the municipal master plan. The master plan is the blueprint for the development for the township and consists of land use, recreation, housing, utility, recycling, traffic and conservation elements. The Planning Board reviews and reports to the Township Council on any municipal zoning ordinances or revisions/amendments to existing ordinances before its adoption. The Planning Board also reviews applications for subdivisions and reviews site plans.

Ocean Gate Town Council Meeting @ Main Council Room at the Municipal Office Complex
May 22 @ 7:00 pm

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

*October 16th meeting is at 1:00pm*