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.
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 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: 25th Annual Barnegat Bay Environmental Educators Roundtable
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.
Seeding Season is Here
One of the key elements ensuring adequate grass germination and plant health is good topsoil depth and coverage. Learn more about the Standard for Topsoiling.
Managing Stormwater Runoff from Development Projects
The water quality of coastal waterways is of vital importance to local economies and ecosystems. Learn how the Standard for Offsite Stability helps protect our local waterways.
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!
Managing High Acid Producing Soils
High acid producing soils should be covered in order to protect people, wildlife and our natural resources. Learn more about the Standard for High Acid Producing Soils.
2021: 24th Annual Barnegat Bay Environmental Educators Roundtable
Inspiration for a Jersey-Friendly Schoolyard 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 … Read more