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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

Aug
8
Thu
Thursday Seining @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Thursday Seining @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter

Want to learn how to seine? Join us for FREE at the EcoCenter and we’ll bring you, your friends or family down to the water to get your feet wet and see what we catch. This is a great activity to enjoy with your grandchildren or any age!

Be prepared to get wet 🙂

Aug
11
Sun
Bay to Bowl @ Island Beach State Park
Aug 11 @ 6:49 pm – 7:49 pm
Bay to Bowl @ Island Beach State Park

The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife, in partnership with the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ, is excited to offer a 3-day 2-night locavore program for adults 21 years old and older interested in learning what’s edible in and around Barnegat Bay. The program will be held at the Sedge House, located within NJ’s first Marine Conservation Zone. The facility is a renovated duck hunting lodge with seven (7) bunk rooms where participants will live a conservationist lifestyle. Participants will spend time identifying and harvesting edible plants, algae, clams, crabs, and fishing, all while learning about the salt marsh ecosystem, conservation, and renewable resources.

 

Participants will:

  • Learn what’s edible in and around Barnegat Bay.
  • Learn how to identify, harvest and prepare sustainable local cuisine.
  • Learn to shuck clams and oysters, and how to fillet fish.
  • Leave with a deeper understanding of our natural environment and the importance of being a good steward.

Each meal will feature something locally harvested by participants, and Saturday night’s dinner will consist mainly of harvested resources that will be cooked through demonstration and by participation. Participants should come with open minds and empty stomachs! (Food allergies may not be able to be addressed.)

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

 

Aug
15
Thu
Thursday Seining @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Thursday Seining @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter

Want to learn how to seine? Join us for FREE at the EcoCenter and we’ll bring you, your friends or family down to the water to get your feet wet and see what we catch. This is a great activity to enjoy with your grandchildren or any age!

Be prepared to get wet 🙂

Aug
17
Sat
Art in the Park Festival @ Huddy Park
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Art in the Park Festival @ Huddy Park

The Toms River Artist Community is holding an outdoor Art in the Park event in Huddy Park. Come and see what your local artists have created. There will be paintings, sculpture, jewelry, and notecards on display, many items will be for sale.

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

Aug
21
Wed
Natural Lands Trust Program Advisory Committee Meeting @ Ocean County Administration Building
Aug 21 @ 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.

Aug
22
Thu
Thursday Seining @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Thursday Seining @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter

Want to learn how to seine? Join us for FREE at the EcoCenter and we’ll bring you, your friends or family down to the water to get your feet wet and see what we catch. This is a great activity to enjoy with your grandchildren or any age!

Be prepared to get wet 🙂

Aug
24
Sat
Annual World Duckboat Championship Charity Regatta @ Mantoloking Yacht Club
Aug 24 @ 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
Annual World Duckboat Championship Charity Regatta @ Mantoloking Yacht Club

The World Duckboat Championship, conceived by the junior sailors of the Mantoloking Yacht Club in 1969 and continually hosted for 50 years since, is one of the iconic annual events on Barnegat Bay. It is a happening, a celebration of the heritage of Barnegat Bay and wooden boat building.

It is one of the few Championship regattas where junior sailors can race and compete directly with some of the best senior sailors on the Bay. Many who have moved on from our waters return each year just for this event.

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

 

Aug
29
Thu
Thursday Seining @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter
Aug 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Thursday Seining @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter

Want to learn how to seine? Join us for FREE at the EcoCenter and we’ll bring you, your friends or family down to the water to get your feet wet and see what we catch. This is a great activity to enjoy with your grandchildren or any age!

Be prepared to get wet 🙂

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
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!