Environmental Educators Roundtable

24th Annual Barnegat Bay Environmental Educators RoundtableONLINE and IN-PERSON! The Ocean County Soil Conservation District has been effectively coordinating and implementing the Barnegat Bay Environmental Educators Roundtable since 1997. Please join us this year, online or in-person, for our annual signature event! Our Environmental Educators Roundtable theme for 2021 is Inspiration for a Jersey-Friendly School Yard. With … Read more

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

2020 Holiday Office Closings

New Year’s Day (observed) 01/01/2020 Wednesday Martin Luther King Jr. Day 01/20/2020 Monday Presidents Day 02/17/2020 Monday Good Friday 04/10/2020 Friday Memorial Day 05/25/2020 Monday Independence Day 07/03/2020 Friday Labor Day 09/07/2020 Monday Columbus Day 10/12/2020 Monday Election Day 11/03/2020 Tuesday Veteran’s Day 11/11/2020 Wednesday Thanksgiving Day 11/26/2020 Thursday Christmas Day 12/25/2020 Friday

2019: 22nd Annual Environmental Educators Roundtable

An array of workshops, aligned with this year’s theme: “Changing Climate, Changing Watershed”, were offered by knowledgeable and dynamic presenters. Through interactive and engaging discussions and activities, participants learned about the effects of our changing climate on the vital and unique natural resources in the Barnegat Bay watershed. Our Keynote speaker, Lisa Auermuller, Assistant Manager of … Read more

2018: 21st Annual Environmental Educators Roundtable

Our Keynote Speaker, award-winning educator and local film producer, Angela Andersen, showcased her new documentary “The Oyster Farmers”. The film highlights the renaissance of the aquaculture industry in the Barnegat Bay watershed. From the raw bar to the reef, it is just a drop in the bucket for the community to lend a hand in … Read more

Current Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Standards for New Jersey

Standard for Sediment Barrier (Silt Fence)  The purpose of the sediment barrier is to intercept and detain small amounts of sediment from unprotected areas of limited extent.  The sediment barrier is used when no other practice is feasible, there is no concentration of water in a channel or other drainage way above the barrier and … Read more