Storm Sewer Inlet Protection
Storm sewer inlet protection devices prevent the flow of larger sediment particles and construction debris from entering the storm sewer system. Learn more about the Storm Sewer Inlet Protection Standard.
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.
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.
Soil Stabilization – Protecting Soil and Preventing Pollution
Soil erosion involves the breakdown, detachment, transport, and redistribution of soil particles by external forces such as water, wind and gravity. Learn about the Standards that manage and control erosion, and protect and stabilize soil.
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.
Guidelines for Safe (and Legal!) Fertilizing
The NJ Fertilizer Law was conceived to protect all New Jersey surface and ground waters from impairment by minimizing nitrogen and phosphorus loading that may be derived from lawn fertilizer. Learn about the requirements for fertilizer application, embedded in the Standard for Permanent Vegetative Cover for Soil Stabilization.
It’s Seeding Season!
Permanently stabilizing the soil is vital to ensuring the conservation and protection of soil and water, ultimately leading to an enhanced environment. Learn more about the Standard for Permanent Vegetative Cover for Soil Stabilization.
The New Jersey Stormwater Best Management Practices Manual has been developed to reduce the potential negative effects of land development on stormwater flow rates leaving a site.
Seeding Operation at FirstEnergy Park
Partners completed their first seeding operation at the FirstEnergy Park basin, home of the Lakewood Blue Claws. Native grasses were drilled into the basin using South Jersey Resource Conservation & Development Council’s newly purchased no-till Kasco Versa-Drill.
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