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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

Dec
20
Wed
Ocean County Freeholders Meeting @ Room 199
Dec 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Ocean County Freeholders Meeting @ Room 199 | Toms River | New Jersey | United States

Stand up for the bay! Our Freeholders play an important role in helping to protect and restore Barnegat Bay. Much effort has been put into land preservation and recently stormwater improvements, but so much more is needed. YOU play a vital role in keeping them informed about what you see in your neighborhood. All meetings have a public portion and you are encouraged to bring your concerns forward.

Jan
3
Wed
Ocean County Freeholders Meeting @ Room 119
Jan 3 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Ocean County Freeholders Meeting @ Room 119 | Toms River | New Jersey | United States

Stand up for the bay! Our Freeholders play an important role in helping to protect and restore Barnegat Bay. Much effort has been put into land preservation and recently stormwater improvements, but so much more is needed. YOU play a vital role in keeping them informed about what you see in your neighborhood. All meetings have a public portion and you are encouraged to bring your concerns forward.

Jan
17
Wed
Ocean County Freeholders Meeting @ Room 199
Jan 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Ocean County Freeholders Meeting @ Room 199 | Toms River | New Jersey | United States

Stand up for the bay! Our Freeholders play an important role in helping to protect and restore Barnegat Bay. Much effort has been put into land preservation and recently stormwater improvements, but so much more is needed. YOU play a vital role in keeping them informed about what you see in your neighborhood. All meetings have a public portion and you are encouraged to bring your concerns forward.

Feb
7
Wed
Ocean County Freeholders Meeting @ Room 119
Feb 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Ocean County Freeholders Meeting @ Room 119 | Toms River | New Jersey | United States

Stand up for the bay! Our Freeholders play an important role in helping to protect and restore Barnegat Bay. Much effort has been put into land preservation and recently stormwater improvements, but so much more is needed. YOU play a vital role in keeping them informed about what you see in your neighborhood. All meetings have a public portion and you are encouraged to bring your concerns forward.

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.
RSVP: education@old.savebarnegatbay.org
Learn more at NJ Audubon

Feb
21
Wed
Ocean County Freeholders Meeting @ Room 199
Feb 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Ocean County Freeholders Meeting @ Room 199 | Toms River | New Jersey | United States

Stand up for the bay! Our Freeholders play an important role in helping to protect and restore Barnegat Bay. Much effort has been put into land preservation and recently stormwater improvements, but so much more is needed. YOU play a vital role in keeping them informed about what you see in your neighborhood. All meetings have a public portion and you are encouraged to bring your concerns forward.

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