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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!

Have you volunteered with us lately? Update your hours volunteered HERE!

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” -Benjamin Franklin

Internship Opportunities at Save Barnegat Bay    Barnegat Bay Volunteer Opportunities

Upcoming Events

Mar
10
Sat
Green Mixer/ Saint Patrick’s Day Parade @ Seaside Heights Boardwalk
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Like to mix-it-up and meet new friends that share your values? Hang out for a casual social event to meet other enviro-minded people. Immediately following, join us as we march in the Seaside Heights Saint Patrick’s Day Parade!

May
26
Sat
Ask a Botanist @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ask a Botanist @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter | Toms River | New Jersey | United States

 

Enjoy this unique opportunity to join a professional and knowledgeable botanist for a short presentation followed by a walk through the beautiful 40 acres of Browns Woods outside the Barnegat Bay EcoCenter. Don’t forget to bring a sample of that pesky plant you have been curious about-Jason Hafstad can help you identify it!

Feb
16
Sat
Great Backyard Bird Count @ Save Barnegat Bay
Feb 16 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Great Backyard Bird Count @ Save Barnegat Bay

Save Barnegat Bay is hosting the annual Browns Woods Great Back Yard Bird Count at the Barnegat Bay EcoCenter. Our special guest Naturalist Chris Claus will be leading the walk through our beautiful 40 acres. In addition our Board Member and avid birder Kevin Knutsen will be leading the data collection effort for Cornell Lab of Ornithology. See below for more info about the national event. We will have a limited number of binoculars for borrow on the day of the event.

“Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time.” Learn more http://gbbc.birdcount.org/

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/.

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.

Jun
1
Sat
Ask a Botanist @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter
Jun 1 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Ask a Botanist @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter | Toms River | New Jersey | United States

Enjoy this unique opportunity to join a professional and knowledgeable botanist for a short presentation followed by a walk through the beautiful 40 acres of Browns Woods outside the Barnegat Bay EcoCenter. Don’t forget to bring a sample of that pesky plant you have been curious about-Jason Hafstad can help you identify it!

Jun
13
Thu
Angels of Agriculture with the American Honey Bee Princess @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter
Jun 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Angels of Agriculture with the American Honey Bee Princess @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter
Save Barnegat Bay is excited to invite Nicole to be our first presentation in our brand new Rivertime Classroom. Don’t miss this!
Come and learn about the fascinating and resourceful world of the honeybee in the United States. 2019 American Honey Princess Nicole Medina of New Jersey will teach attendees about the inner workings of the beehive, beekeeping in the United States, and how the diverse flight path of honeybees extends from food to fiber. She will also share tips on how honey can rejuvenate itself and you, and will share recipes using one of the over 300 varieties of honey in the United States. Experience how this wondrous insect affects many aspects of our world!Nicole Medina is the 19-year-old daughter of Joel and Nolvia Media of Green Township, NJ. She is a sophomore at Sussex County Community College studying business administration. Nicole has been keeping bees for five years with her family and is an active volunteer with the Sussex County Beekeepers Association. As the 2019 American Honey Princess, Nicole is a national spokesperson for the American Beekeeping Federation, a trade organization representing beekeepers and honey producers throughout the United States. The Honey Queen and Princess speak and promote in venues nationwide, and Princess Nicole has traveled extensively nationwide on behalf of the organization.

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!