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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

Sep
2
Mon
Labor Day
Sep 2 all-day
Labor Day

Labor Day is the official beginning of Local Summer!

We honor the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws, and well-being of the country.

Thank you to all of our summer businesses and visitors for another GREAT summer!

Sep
8
Sun
Annual Beach Plum Festival @ Island Beach State Park Ocean Bathing Area 1
Sep 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Annual Beach Plum Festival @ Island Beach State Park Ocean Bathing Area 1 | New Jersey | United States

Great day at the beach….Beach Plum Jelly, Food & Music, Crafters, Beach Plum Ice Cream, Children’s Games, Environmental & Non-profit Exhibits.

Hosted by: The Friends of Island Beach State Park (Friends of IBSP) is a non-profit volunteer organization formed to enhance interpretive, educational, recreational & research programs, and events at Island Beach State Park. Our mission is to further public appreciation and stewardship of the park.

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

Sep
20
Fri
Jersey Shore Boat Sale and Expo @ Lakewood Blue Claws Stadium
Sep 20 – Sep 22 all-day
Jersey Shore Boat Sale and Expo @ Lakewood Blue Claws Stadium  | Lakewood | New Jersey | United States

This is a great show to check-out all kinds of boats to enjoy on the Bay! Visit our table and say hello at the Jersey Shore Boat Sale and Expo1

The New Jersey Boat Sale & Expo and the Jersey Shore Boat Sale & Expo are produced by the Marine Trades Association of New Jersey (MTA/NJ). The MTA/NJ is a non-profit trade organization comprised of over 300 marine related businesses dedicated to promoting, protecting and advancing the recreational marine industry and waterways in the State of New Jersey.

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

Sep
28
Sat
Annual Ocean County Decoy and Gunning Show @ Tip Seaman County Park
Sep 28 – Sep 29 all-day
Annual Ocean County Decoy and Gunning Show @ Tip Seaman County Park | Tuckerton | New Jersey | United States

Barnegat Bay has a rich history in duck hunting and decoy carving. This two day festival boasts exhibitors, contests, food, local vendors, and environmentalists that all originate with a passion for Barnegat Bay!

Ocean County Decoy & Gunning Show at the Tuckerton Seaport in Tuckerton, NJ. The show will focus on bird books, decoy carvings, antique duck carvings, gunning decoys, quack decoy items. It will attract many visitors designers, artisans, artists, decoy handicraft and exhibitors.

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

 

Oct
12
Sat
Jersey Shore Makerfest and Green Fair @ Toms River High School North
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Jersey Shore Makerfest and Green Fair @ Toms River High School North

In October 2015, the JSMF was started as an experimental, experiential, educational, and non-profit annual community event, a FREE and free-wheeling celebration of creativity and imagination that’s part MythBusters, science lab, county fair, and art studio. It consists of 70-100 maker booths and workshops, a drone/RC field, an EdTalk studio with live interviews and motivational presentations, competitive and instructional robotics arenas, and the annual town Green FairOver 350 makers and 13,000 attendees have joined us these past four years. Come be part of the fun and learning!

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

Oct
26
Sat
NJ Native Plant Society Fall Conference @ Raritan Valley Community College
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
NJ Native Plant Society Fall Conference @ Raritan Valley Community College | Branchburg | New Jersey | United States

Save Barnegat Bay will have a table display at this year’s Annual Fall Conference of the NJ Native Plant Society. Come out and learn about NJ Natives, Jersey-Friendly Yards, and which plants to use to attract pollinators like bees and butterflies.

The Native Plant Society of New Jersey is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to the appreciation, protection, and study of the native flora of New Jersey. Founded in 1985, we have hundreds of members across the state, and are organized into county and regional chapters.

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

Oct
31
Thu
Toms River Halloween Parade @ The Office Restaurant & Lounge
Oct 31 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Toms River Halloween Parade @ The Office Restaurant & Lounge

Join the Save Barnegat Bay “Parade Committee” as we march in the annual Toms River Halloween Parade!

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

Apr
20
Mon
Virtual Science Talk: People’s Effect on Terrapins @ Virtual
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Virtual Science Talk: People's Effect on Terrapins @ Virtual

This virtual event is something you are not going to want to miss! R.S.V.P. to Graceanne at [email protected] to get your ZOOM link to attend this event.

Diamond Back Terrapins in the Barnegat Bay are heavily impacted by people. Save Barnegat Bay awarded Emma Riley an award at the Jersey Shore Science Fair for her exceptional work on heavy medals and their effect on terrapins. Joined by her peer Brady Nichols and his stellar work on the heat of roads and their likely effect on terrapin eggs, both students will present their findings and answer questions about their science.

Emma and Brady are students at the Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science studying under the guidance of Dr. John Wnek, the leading expert on our resident terrapin population. This event is a great opportunity to learn about this keystone species!

Sep
1
Tue
Meet Dan Fagin, Author “Toms River”
Sep 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Meet Dan Fagin, Author "Toms River"

Throughout the month of August, members of the Barnegat Bay Book Club will have been reading “Toms River” by Dan Fagin. Join us for our fourth virtual event as we talk with Dan Fagin about his journalistic research to do with the chemical company Ciba-Geigy and the pollution left in its wake.

This event will take place in a Zoom meeting on September 1st at 6pm. This event will be recorded and posted to youtube.

“A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who writes frequently about environmental science, Dan Fagin is also a science journalism professor at New York University. His bestselling book, Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation, was awarded the 2014 Pulitzer for General Nonfiction, as well as the New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism, the National Academies Science Book Award and the Society of Environmental Journalists’ Rachel Carson Environment Book Award, among other honors. A rave review in the New York Times described Toms River as “great journalism” and “a new classic of science reporting.” Dan’s recent publications include The New York Times, Scientific American, Nature and Slate.” –danfagin.com

Purchase the book and learn more about Dan Fagin https://danfagin.com/

Join the Barnegat Bay Book Club https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/1081534-barnegat-bay-book-club

Nov
22
Mon
Meet Judi Berwald, Author “Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone”
Nov 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Meet Judi Berwald, Author "Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone"

In light of all our jellyfish work this month, we are thrilled to hear from Judi Berwald the author of “Spineless” a beautiful novel about the story of jellyfish across our oceans. We will be reading “Spineless” through the month of November and inviting Judi to speak on our Barnegat Bay Book Club zoom event. Sign up on this google form to receive the zoom link. Join us at 6:30pm over zoom on November 22 to learn more! 

This event will be recorded and posted to youtube.

Learn more about our jellyfish projects here https://www.savebarnegatbay.org/educate/jellyfish/

Join the Barnegat Bay Book Club https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/1081534-barnegat-bay-book-club