• 2022 Environmental Educators Roundtable – Photo Gallery and Resources

    Our Roots Run Deep: celebrating 25 years of local connections, culture and conservation – at our 25th annual Barnegat Bay Environmental Educators Roundtable!

  • Tracking Nonpoint Source Pollution

    OCSCD helps to combat sediment pollution in our waterways through enforcement of the Standard for Stabilized Construction Access.

  • Board Meeting May 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 May 19, 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

  • Environmental Educators Roundtable

    This professional development event is designed for educators throughout the Barnegat Bay watershed.

  • 2021 Executive Summary

    The Ocean County Soil Conservation District strives to build and sustain a conservation legacy through  implementation of the Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Act, and through a robust Education & Outreach  Program. The District views its role in protecting soil and water quality as integral to the health and vibrancy of our community. Through effective regulation and innovative education programs we can ensure a  flourishing watershed that serves our constituents and sustains the natural resources of the region. As one  of 3000+ soil conservation districts in the United States, and one of 14 in New Jersey, OCSCD embodies  its role as a local conservation voice. The District is proud of our many accomplishments!  

  • 2021 – Inspiration for a Jersey-Friendly Schooyard

    With the help of our talented partners, OCSCD put together a suite of Jersey-Friendly Yards inspired webinars, designed specifically for teachers and environmental educators, that guide you towards the creation of a Jersey-Friendly School Yard. 2021’s hybrid Environmental Educators Roundtable event offered 3 online Wednesday afternoon webinars in April. All programs were free – you can view … Read more

  • 2021 Annual Report

    Our 2021 Annual Report was produced in an effort to share the success stories of the District. It represents the beginning of what we hope is an ongoing “Conservation Conversation” that will not only benefit the valuable natural resources of our county and region, but also the people that live and work in our local communities. In this year’s Annual Report we have shared a snapshot of the District – our staff, our partners, our programs and our projects. We hope that you will find our story of interest and we welcome your comments and input. The District looks forward to 2022 and the ongoing opportunity to do our part in protecting the resources of Ocean County.

  • 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.

  • Life in the Leaves!

    Green leaves of summer are ablaze in scarlet, crimson and gold, as trees and shrubs begin to wind-down for winter. Through photosynthesis, these mini food factories provided an essential service in turning water and carbon dioxide into sugars for their host. But their job duties do not end there. Leaves take on a new role in the winter. These brown leafy blankets protect pupating caterpillars and provide habitat for moths and butterflies.

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