• 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!

  • 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

  • Gathering data on the Tuckerton Reef, an oyster reef restoration site

    OCSCD continues to further our efforts on the Sustainable Practices for Aquaculture Resource Conservation grant project (SPARC). This past month they gathered data on the Tuckerton Reef, an oyster reef restoration site.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Rutgers Green Infrastructure Guidance Manual for New Jersey

    Prepared by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program, the Green Infrastructure Guidance Manual for New Jersey is intended to provide guidance for the identification, design and implementation of green infrastructure practices throughout New Jersey.

  • 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