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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

Oct
14
Sat
Jersey Friendly Yards Conference @ Ocean County College
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Save Barnegat Bay will be at the Jersey Friendly Yards conference hosted at Ocean County College by the Barnegat Bay Partnership. Speakers for the day include Doug Tammany author of Bringing Nature Home. Get in touch with Karen Walzer at [email protected] to sign up for this exciting and informative event!

Feb
17
Sat
Great Backyard Bird Count @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter
Feb 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Calling all birders! Beginner to advanced birders are encouraged to join us for our free Great Backyard Bird Count at Browns Woods. Come meet us for a 45 min walk to help the bird populations in New Jersey. Chief Naturalist Chris Claus will be leading the bird walk and count.
Learn more at NJ Audubon
Apr
21
Sat
Volunteer Trainer and Beach Sweep @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Being a volunteer or intern for Save Barnegat Bay can be anything from participating in trash clean ups, helping out at festivals, or showing up to public hearings to protest over development. Whatever the role you would like to play in the Save Barnegat Bay community, we want to give you the tools to do it well! Join us for a volunteer trainer immediately following a COA Beach Sweep of Browns Woods. Clean up from 9:00 am-11:00 am and the volunteer trainer will be from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. Come for one or both. Light refreshments provided. See you there!

 

Mar
9
Sat
Pinelands Short Course @ Stockton University
Mar 9 all-day
Pinelands Short Course @ Stockton University

A day long event featuring educational presentations that explore the unique history, ecology and culture of the Pinelands.

Mar
20
Wed
Barnegat Bay Partnership Education and Outreach Retreat @ Island Beach State Park
Mar 20 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Barnegat Bay Partnership Education and Outreach Retreat @ Island Beach State Park

Join other Barnegat Bay watershed educators for a day of workshops, activities, and networking. The retreat theme this year is “Interpretive Techniques.” We will be meeting at the Interpretive Center at Island Beach State Park.

Apr
17
Wed
Environmental Educators Roundtable @ Lighthouse Center for Natural Resource Education
Apr 17 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Oct
12
Sat
Oyster Shellabration @ Bayview Park
Oct 12 @ 12:00 pm

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

Apr
2
Thu
Cancelled-Ocean County Bee Keeper’s Meeting @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter
Apr 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cancelled-Ocean County Bee Keeper's Meeting @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter

Come and network with local beekeepers. This meeting is for current and interested beekeepers. We will be talking about what’s going in our hives as well as assisting new keepers who are getting for their bees. We also will be talking about queen rearing. Any questions just drop us a message.

Apr
25
Sat
Beach Sweep for Clean Ocean Action @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Beach Sweep for Clean Ocean Action @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter

Every spring and fall Save Barnegat Bay participates in the Clean Ocean Action Beach sweep. We are hosting this event at Browns Woods in Toms River. This little piece of woods is loved and used by many near and far. Join us to help keep it clean and keep the Toms River and Long Swamp Creek Clean!

Bags, gloves, and grabbers provided. Dress appropriately.

Oct
27
Wed
Fall Jellyfish Observation Day @ Berkeley Dive House
Oct 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Fall Jellyfish Observation Day @ Berkeley Dive House

We are back for another Jellyfish Observation Day!

We are almost ready to begin our first round of bulkhead scrubbing in Berkeley Shores.  Stop on by the Berkeley Dive house to learn more about the program and meet the divers doing the scrubbing. Don’t forget your settling plates, Dr. Paul Bologna and his students will be showing you what they found on your plates throughout the night.

 

Tentative Schedule

Starting at 5: Check in, grab refreshments and get a look at your settling plates under a microscope.

Starting at 6: Meet the Chief, Greg Elliott and President, Carl Mattocks of BTUSAR. Learn more about the boats and equipment they’ll be using to scrub your bulkheads in the coming months.

6:30-7: Get another chance to look at your settling plates under the microscope and meet our whole jellyfish team.

Community Scientists— Don’t Forget Your Settling Plates!

It’s your time to shine! Bring in your settling plates and get a chance to look at them under a microscope!

For easy transportation, uninstall your settling plate and place it in a large bucket of water from your lagoon. This should ensure that anything settling on the plates will still be alive upon observation.

Please RSVP HERE!