Events

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.

Showcasing the Island Heights Library's Jersey-Friendly Garden
Come explore the newly installed Jersey-Friendly Garden at the Island Heights Library. Learn about native and Jersey-Friendly plants, and discuss the numerous benefits to wildlife and the Barnegat Bay watershed that these colorful and hardy plants provide. FREE Jersey-Friendly plants for the first 20 registered attendees.
121 Central Ave, Island Heights, NJ 08732 Tuesday, June 26 (2:00-3:00pm)
Program hosted by the Friends of the Island Heights Library and funded by the Barnegat Bay Partnership

Save Barnegat Bay Rain Barrel Workshop
Back by popular demand! Rain barrels slow storm water down and recycle water for reuse! Storm water carries pollutants into the Barnegat Bay. Following a short presentation and tutorial, participants will complete their rain barrel for use at their home. The workshop and rain barrel are free, but Save Barnegat Bay welcomes donations. RSVP by emailing education@savebarnegatbay.org or call 732-830-3600. Friday, June 29 (6:00-8:00pm)

Jersey-Friendly Yards: Landscaping for a Healthier Barnegat Bay
What we do in our yards has a direct impact on our health and the health of the Barnegat Bay. Learn how to create a beautiful, low-maintenance, bay-friendly landscape using the Jersey-Friendly Yards website. Be inspired by examples of successful Jersey-Friendly gardens. FREE Jersey-Friendly plants for the first 20 registered attendees. REGISTRATION opens June 26
10 East Lacey Road, Forked River, NJ 08731 Tuesday, July 10 (6:30-7:30pm)
Program hosted by the Lacey Library and funded by the Barnegat Bay Partnership

Pinelands Summer Short Course
Explore the Pinelands with field experts during the peak of summer, when wildlife abounds. Increase your knowledge of the Pinelands by registering for field trips or classroom sessions in Kramer Hall. For complete details and more information please click here or call 609-652-4227. Cost is $60. Hammonton, NJ Thursday, July 19 (9:00am)
Sponsored by the Stockton University

8 Steps to a Jersey-Friendly Yard
The Jersey-Friendly Yards website is a tool for home gardeners to plan, design and install your own Jersey-Friendly garden. Explore the steps to a Jersey-Friendly Yard and learn how to select plants appropriate for your own landscape. FREE Jersey-Friendly plants for the first 20 registered attendees.
To Register, email Becky Laboy education@soildistrict.org or call (609) 971-7002 ext. 114 or complete this Registration Form
Lighthouse Center for Natural Resource Education, 7th Street & Navajo Drive, Waretown, NJ 08758 Sunday, July 22 (10:00-11:30am)
Program funded by The Watershed Institute

Native Plants in the Landscape
Explore the benefits of native plants in the landscape. Learn how to use the Jersey-Friendly Yards website to select native plants appropriate for your own yard. FREE Jersey-Friendly plants for the first 20 registered attendees.
To Register, email Becky Laboy education@soildistrict.org or call (609) 971-7002 ext. 114 or complete this Registration Form
Lighthouse Center for Natural Resource Education, 7th Street & Navajo Drive, Waretown, NJ 08758 Sunday, August 12 (10:00-11:30am)
Program funded by The Watershed Institute

Showcasing Cattus Island's Gardens
Explore "Jersey-Friendly Yards" and tour the gardens at Cattus Island to discover the beautiful native and Jersey-Friendly plants that thrive in this environment. FREE Jersey-Friendly plants for the first 20 registered attendees.
To Register, email Becky Laboy education@soildistrict.org or call (609) 971-7002 ext. 114
Cattus Island County Park Nature Center Sunday, August 19 (10:30-11:30am)
Program funded by The Watershed Institute

2018 NJ WILD Outdoor Expo
More details to come
Colliers Mills Wildlife Management Area in Jackson Township September 8 and 9 (10:00am-5:00pm)

Beach Plum Festival & Family Fun Day
This event will feature Beach Plum Jelly and Ice Cream, crafters, games for the family as well as environmental information concerning the Barnegat Bay. Held Rain or Shine and suggested donation of $8.00. For more information visit the Friends of Island Beach State Park website September 9, 2018 at 9AM – 4PM, Island Beach State Park

Bring Trout to YOUR Classroom!
Thousands of students across the state are experiencing science in a hands-on, interdisciplinary program that introduces students to trout, environmental principles and coldwater conservation. Participating schools receive eggs from the Pequest Trout Hatchery to hatch and raise to fingerling size from October to May. Students observe and monitor the trout and the ecosystem in their aquarium. By the end of the school year, students will be able to identify the different stages of a trout’s development, recognize different anatomical parts of the fish and how they function and describe what a trout needs in its ecosystem to survive.
Learn more about Trout In the Classroom Register by September 10
Showcasing the Pine Beach Jersey-Friendly Garden
Come explore the newly installed Jersey-Friendly Garden in Pine Beach. Join us for an indoor presentation and an outdoor tour of the garden. Learn about native and Jersey-Friendly plants, and discuss the numerous benefits to wildlife and the Barnegat Bay watershed that these colorful and hardy plants provide. FREE Jersey-Friendly plants for the first 20 registered attendees.
To register, email Juliane Esposito, pinebeachutilities@comcast.net.
Location to be Determined Saturday, September 15 (10:00am)
Program hosted by the Pine Beach Environmental Commission and funded by the Barnegat Bay Partnership

Designing a Jersey-Friendly Garden for the Benefit of Wildlife
Jersey-Friendly plants offer myriad benefits to wildlife. Learn how to use the Jersey-Friendly Yards website to design a garden or yard that will attract and support birds, bees, butterflies and other wildlife. FREE Jersey-Friendly plants for the first 20 registered attendees.
To Register, email Becky Laboy education@soildistrict.org or call (609) 971-7002 ext. 114 or complete this Registration Form
Lighthouse Center for Natural Resource Education, 7th Street & Navajo Drive, Waretown, NJ 08758 Monday, September 17 (6:00-7:30pm)
Program funded by The Watershed Institute

Showcasing Cattus Island's Gardens
Explore "Jersey-Friendly Yards" and tour the gardens at Cattus Island to discover the beautiful native and Jersey-Friendly plants that thrive in this environment. FREE Jersey-Friendly plants for the first 20 registered attendees.
To Register, email Becky Laboy education@soildistrict.org or call (609) 971-7002 ext. 114
Cattus Island County Park Nature Center Saturday, September 22 (10:30-11:30am)
Program funded by The Watershed Institute

Fall Forestry Festival
Come to the Forest Resource Education Center for a day of fun and learn more about the forest! For more information, email FREC@dep.nj.gov or call 732-928-2360. Saturday, October 6 (10:00am-3:00pm)

Jersey-Friendly Yards Conference
Save-the-date for the 2nd Annual Jersey-Friendly Yards Conference. Featuring an array of workshops, exhibitors, keynote speaker and a native plant sale
Registration opens August
Ocean County College campus, Gateway Building. Saturday, October 20 (8:00am-3:00pm) More information to come! For questions email Becky Laboy education@soildistrict.org or call (609) 971-7002 ext. 114.