Board Meeting January 2022

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 (OCSCD) hereby announces the agenda for the district meeting on January 20, 2022, at 8:00 a.m. This announcement was forwarded to the Asbury Park Press, The Press of Atlantic City, and the Ocean … Read more

2022 Holiday Office Closings

New Year’s Day (observed) 12/30/2021 Thursday Martin Luther King Jr. Day 01/17/22 Monday Presidents Day 02/21/22 Monday Good Friday 04/15/22 Friday Memorial Day 05/30/22 Monday Juneteenth 06/17/22 Friday Independence Day 07/04/22 Monday Labor Day 09/05/22 Monday Columbus Day 10/10/22 Monday Election Day 11/08/22 Tuesday Veteran’s Day 11/11/22 Friday Thanksgiving Day 11/24/22 Thursday Christmas Day 12/26/22 … Read more

Oyster Reef Restoration with Parsons Seafood, Tuckerton, NJ (Great Bay)

Ocean County Soil Conservation District’s Sustainable Practice’s for Aquaculture Resources Conservation project (SPARC) continues efforts to provide technical assistance to aquaculture farmers in the Barnegat Bay watershed to further develop the conservation practices of the NJ NRCS Aquaculture Initiative.

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

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