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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

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.
RSVP: [email protected]ay.org
Learn more at NJ Audubon
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/

Mar
12
Tue
Bee Shore Honey bees and more! @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter
Mar 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bee Shore Honey bees and more! @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter

Bee Shore Honey is partnering with Save Barnegat Bay to bring you a free “Smart Yard ~ Healthy Bay” program. Come on out for a information session on The Honey Bee!  Save Barnegat Bay is hosting this event at the Brown’s Woods Eco Center.  Join Bill MacCormack, local beekeeper and member or Central Jersey Beekeepers Association and he discusses the components of a hive, equipment needed and how we can help protect the honey bee and other pollinators.  

 

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. [email protected]

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

Jul
22
Mon
Rain Barrel Workshop 3: Rainbarrelarama! @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter
Jul 22 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Rain Barrel Workshop 3: Rainbarrelarama! @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter

We are proud to announce our third 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”. Limited number available.

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/.

Sep
5
Thu
Back to School
Sep 5 all-day
Back to School

Learn about science. Use what you learn to make a difference.

Call GraceAnne, our Education & Outreach Coordinator to schedule a FREE school program today and bring Barnegat Bay into the classroom!

 

Oct
19
Sat
Annual Jersey Friendly Yards Conference @ Ocean County College
Oct 19 @ 8:15 am – 3:00 pm
Annual Jersey Friendly Yards Conference @ Ocean County College | Toms River | New Jersey | United States

The workshops were designed to provide in-depth information and tools that you can use as you follow the steps to a Jersey-Friendly Yard. During registration, attendees had the opportunity to choose which workshop to attend during each of the three morning sessions.  Some presenters have graciously provided their presentations to share on this site.

*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.

Nov
1
Fri
Watershed Institute Conference @ The Watershed Institute
Nov 1 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Watershed Institute Conference @ The Watershed Institute

The Annual New Jersey Watershed Conference is an educational event that aims to advance knowledge and communications on issues related to water quality and quantity across the state. We welcome attendance from environmental professionals, nonprofit organizations, government officials, and interested members of the general public.

The conference will feature a variety of presentations from local experts on watershed management, stormwater, green infrastructure, and the problems and solutions related to the health of our watersheds.

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