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  • Stockton University’s New Mill Creek Oyster Restoration Reef

    Stockton University’s New Mill Creek Oyster Restoration Reef

    OCSCD continues to further our efforts on the Sustainable Practices for Aquaculture Resource Conservation grant project (SPARC). This past month District Erosion Control Specialist Kristin Adams joined Dr. Christine Thompson and Steve Evert from the Stockton University Marine Field Station as they witnessed the very first shell planting of Stockton University’s second oyster reef restoration site, the Mill Creek Reef.

  • Protect Mature Trees on Project Sites

    Protect Mature Trees on Project Sites

    Many developers choose to protect mature trees on project sites for a variety of reasons. Learn more about the benefits of trees and how to ensure the protection of mature trees on a construction site.

  • Protecting Our Bay Islands

    Protecting Our Bay Islands

    Bay islands provide numerous benefits to people and wildlife. Members of NJBII gathered for a field trip to visit a few bay islands and scope possible sites for future habitat enhancement and restoration projects.

  • Board Meeting September 2022

    Board Meeting September 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 September 22, 2022, at 8:00 a.m. This announcement was forwarded to the Asbury Park Press, The Press of Atlantic City, and the Ocean County Clerk. Meeting details will be provided.

  • Planting Natives in Shemen Street Basin

    Planting Natives in Shemen Street Basin

    This spring, staff from OCSCD, South Jersey Resource Conservation & Development Council, Camden County Soil Conservation District, and Freehold Soil Conservation District installed 1200 native landscape plugs in the Shemen Street basin in Lakewood Township as part of the Lakewood Township Stormwater Basin Retrofit Project.

  • OCSCD Staff Participate in Living Shoreline Restoration Project at the Lighthouse Center for Natural Resource Education

    OCSCD Staff Participate in Living Shoreline Restoration Project at the Lighthouse Center for Natural Resource Education

    OCSCD Staff participated in marsh grass plantings as part of a living shoreline restoration project installation at the Lighthouse Center (LHC) for Natural Resource Education Foundation of NJ (NREFNJ).

  • 2022 Environmental Educators Roundtable – Photo Gallery and Resources

    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

    Tracking Nonpoint Source Pollution

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

  • Environmental Educators Roundtable

    Environmental Educators Roundtable

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

  • 2021 Executive Summary

    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!