Please check this page periodically for workshops and programs that we will schedule throughout the year. These programs may also include activities that our Partners within the Barnegat Bay Partnership are conducting. The location, time and fees (if applicable) will be included.

Weekend at the Reservoir – The Brick Township Municipal Utilities Authority is offering programs at our Reservoir off Herbertsville Road in Brick from May through October concerning the Metedeconk and Barnegat Bay Watersheds. Programs will be held from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The schedule follows: August 20, Everything Ends Up in the Ocean with B.E.A.R.; September 17, Soil Health and Composting with the Ocean County Soil Conservation District and Ocean County Solid Waste Department.

Brick Utilities is hosting 2 Free Build a Rain Barrel Workshops with participants building their own rain barrel and learning how to install it at home on August 21st at Ocean County Park in Lakewood and September 16th at Windward Beach Park in Brick. Registration is required. Please Contact Shari Kondrup at 732-701-4282 or

Save Barnegat Bay is hosting a Summer Seining Program on Thursdays at 10:00 AM at their Eco-Center, 117 Haines Road, Toms River, NJ 08753. Call 732-830-3600 for more information;

August 12th - Harvest the Bay Festival at Island Beach State Park from 11:00 to 3:00 located at Ocean Bathing Area 1. This is a free event

September 9th and 10th - NJDEP’s Wild Expo at the Colliers Mills Wildlife Management Area, Jackson, NJ from 10:00 to 5:00, Exhibits on outdoor recreation activities, vendors and food. Event is free

September 10thBeach Plum Festival at Island Beach State Park from 10:00 to 4:00 at the Swimming Area 1 Pavilion. For more information contact

October 14thJersey-Friendly Yards Conference at Ocean County College’s Gateway Building Lecture Hall from 9:00 to 3:00 sponsored by the Barnegat Bay Partnership, Ocean County Soil Conservation District and Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Ocean County. The event will feature the Jersey-Friendly Yards website’s comprehensive “Landscaping for a Healthy Environment” resources and tools. Experts will talk about how to create wildlife habitat, maintain soil health, and conserve water in your own yard. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Doug Tallamy, author of “Bringing Nature Home,” a book that has sparked a national conversation about sustaining wildlife by planting native species at home. The day will include a native plant sale and ample time for participants to visit exhibitors. Registration fee is $35. For more information contact the Barnegat Bay Partnership at 732-255-0472.

October 14thAnnual Pine Barren Jamboree from 10:00 to 4:30 at Wells Mills County Park, 905 Wells Mills Road (Route 532), Waretown, NJ 08758. Residents and visitors alike are drawn to Wells Mills County Park to experience the food, music, crafts and folklore of the Pine Barrens during the Pine Barrens Jamboree. Wells Mills County Park abounds in Pine Barrens history, tradition and legends, making the Pine Barrens Jamboree a huge success. Plenty of great bluegrass music, food, crafters, and exhibitors. Event is Free.