2020 SPARC Project – A Year in Review

(June, 2021) The main goal of SPARC was to initiate conservation planning and technical assistance training for New Jersey coastal bays that emphasizes the natural resource needs and concerns of regional shellfish aquaculture producers and to provide access to various opportunities.  OCSCD used this grant as an initial and necessary first step in establishing a regional … Read more

OCSCD Awarded a Second Year of Funding

(May, 2021) The Ocean County Soil Conservation District was awarded a second year of funding through a technical assistance grant from the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD). This is the fourth year of the NACD technical assistance grant program, which was created with funds from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation … Read more

2020: 23rd Annual Barnegat Bay Environmental Educators Roundtable

Celebrating Earth Day at our 23rd Annual Barnegat Bay Environmental Educators Roundtable 2020 Premier ONLINE Event! Read our newsletter featuring the 2020 Environmental Educator’s Round Table.Use these links to jump further down the page to various lessons and presentations from this event: 2020 Happy Earth Day for the Next Generation – Full STEAM Ahead This … Read more

Important Update Regarding Covid-19 & State Employee Furloughs

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health emergency, the State of New Jersey has instituted mandatory furloughs for its employees. The New Jersey Department of Agriculture provides various coordination and oversight services to New Jersey’s Soil Conservation Districts, including those of overseeing engineering activities performed by Districts as part of the Soil Erosion and Sediment Control … Read more

Covid-19 Emergency Permit Extension Eligibility

In accordance with the Permit Extension Act (PEA) of 2020 (P.L. 2020, c.53) soil conservation district certifications of soil erosion and sediment control plans in existence on March 9, 2020 are eligible to have the running of the period of approval automatically suspended for the COVID-19 extension period, beginning March 9, continuing for as long … Read more

Inactive Widgets

Emergency Permit Extension Eligibility Notice In accordance with the Permit Extension Act (PEA) of 2020 (P.L. 2020, c.53) soil conservation district certifications of soil erosion and sediment control plans in existence on March 9, 2020 are eligible to have the running of the period of approval automatically suspended for the COVID-19 extension period, beginning March … Read more

Farmers from local aquaculture operations showcase oyster farming methods

Boots in the Water (September, 2020) Ocean County Soil Conservation District now has “boots in the water” working with local shellfish farmers to gain a better understanding of their specific natural resource concerns. OCSCD Erosion Control Specialist, Kristin Adams, recently visited two different aquaculture operations to learn more about oyster farming from industry professionals. Raceway … Read more

Board Meeting Sept 2020

Pursuant to the Open Public Meetings Act, Chapter 231, P.L. 1975, CIO:4-18, the Board of Supervisors of the Ocean County Soil Conservation District hereby announce that the District meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 17, 2020. The meeting will commence at 8:00 a.m. and will be held at the District office, 714 Lacey Road, Forked … Read more