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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

Mar
20
Wed
Natural Lands Trust Program Advisory Committee Meeting @ Ocean County Administration Building
Mar 20 @ 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.

Apr
13
Sat
Brick Township Green Fair @ Brick Township High School
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Brick Township Green Fair @ Brick Township High School

Sustainable Brick, the Brick Township Environmental Commission, the Brick Township Recreation Department and the Brick Township Tourist Development Commission would like to invite your organization/company to have a display at our 9th Annual Brick Township Green Fair to take place on Saturday, April 13th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

This year’s Green Fair, with its theme “Make One Change”, will be held at Brick Township High School, 346 Chambers Bridge Rd., Brick, NJ. This is an INDOOR venue. Vendors and Exhibitors: Tables and chairs are in limited supply so we prefer you to bring your own. Otherwise, requests should be made in the space below. Please indicate if you require access to electricity as well. We ask that all vendors and exhibitors strive to represent this year’s theme to the best of your ability in your exhibits, displays and interactions with the attendees. (Example: the Brick Township Environmental Commission will be promoting the “Pick Up Brick” anti-litter program)

Apr
17
Wed
Environmental Educators Roundtable @ Lighthouse Center for Natural Resource Education
Apr 17 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Natural Lands Trust Program Advisory Committee Meeting @ Ocean County Administration Building
Apr 17 @ 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.

Apr
20
Sat
Manchester Resident Rain Barrel Workshop @ Civic Center
Apr 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Manchester Resident Rain Barrel Workshop @ Civic Center

We are partnering with Manchester Township to bring Manchester residents their very own Rain barrel workshop! There will be an informative talk followed by a hands-on rain barrel building workshop. ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND the educational talk. The first registered attendees will take home a 55 gal barrel courtesy of Manchester Township and Save Barnegat Bay.
R.S.V.P. here https://goo.gl/forms/YkJsx5yktpE8ThTG3

Contact Graceanne Taylor at Save Barnegat Bay with questions or concerns. education@savebarnegatbay.org

Want your town to host a rain barrel workshop? Let us know!

Stormwater carries harmful pollutants such as excess nitrogen from fertilizers into Barnegat Bay. Rain barrels collect stormwater before that water can make it to the roads and carry pollution into our waterways. This rain water collected from your roof can be reused to water an ornamental garden, fill a bird bath, wash a car, and more! Build a rain barrel with us today to create a Smart Yard for a Healthy Bay!

Manchester Rain Barrel Workshop 2019

Apr
25
Thu
Rain Barrel Workshop 1: Rainbarrelarama! @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Rain Barrel Workshop 1: Rainbarrelarama! @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter

We are proud to announce our first of many workshops to come this summer 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.

RSVP Required! See “Tickets” above.

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/.