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  • 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).

  • Nominating Committee meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at 12:15 p.m.

    Nominating Committee meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at 12:15 p.m.

    Public Notice – District Nominating Committee Pursuant to the Open Public Meetings Act, Chapter 231, P.L. 1975, CIO:4 -18, and because it is necessary to fill three vacancies on the Board of Supervisors of the Ocean County Soil Conservation District, a Nominating Committee meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at 12:15 p.m. Click the link above for more information.

  • 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.

  • Board Meeting May 2022

    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

    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!  

  • 2021 – Inspiration for a Jersey-Friendly Schooyard

    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

    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.