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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

Internship Opportunities at Save Barnegat Bay    Barnegat Bay Volunteer Opportunities

Upcoming Events

Jul
11
Thu
Thursday Seining @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter
Jul 11 @ 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 🙂

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!

Jul
17
Wed
Natural Lands Trust Program Advisory Committee Meeting @ Ocean County Administration Building
Jul 17 @ 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.

Jul
18
Thu
Thursday Seining @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter
Jul 18 @ 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 🙂

Jul
25
Thu
Thursday Seining @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter
Jul 25 @ 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
1
Thu
Thursday Seining @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter
Aug 1 @ 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
2
Fri
Beach Ball-A-Palooza @ Bayfront Field
Aug 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Beach Ball-A-Palooza @ Bayfront Field

FREE event Beach Ball-a-Palooza on the bayfront hosted by Ocean County Parks & Recreation. Music by Jimmy and the Parrots, nature walks, Bay Boat tours on Pontoon Boats, games, crafts, nature walks, dancing, inflatables and community information. Bring a beach chair or blanket. FREE shuttle from parking at Cattus Island County 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.

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 🙂