Jersey-Friendly Yards

Jersey-Friendly Yards was developed by the Barnegat Bay Partnership through a grant from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP). The Jersey-Friendly Yards website is a comprehensive online source of information about environmentally friendly landscaping throughout New Jersey.

The website brings together multiple resources about the best landscaping practices to help property owners make sound decisions for a healthy yard, environment and a healthy economy. The site was designed and built by FusionSpark Media Inc. in Medford, NJ.

Through funding from the Barnegat Bay Partnership, the Ocean County Soil Conservation District has spearheaded numerous projects involving the installation of native plant gardens throughout Ocean County using the Jersey-Friendly Yards website as a guiding resource.  

Be inspired by these projects, explore the Jersey-Friendly Yards website, attend one of our many Jersey-Friendly programs or webinars, and create a Jersey-Friendly yard or garden of your own!

Jersey-Friendly Yards Projects Piloted by OCSCD:

Nejecho Beach Home Owners Association – Jersey-Friendly Yards
Nejecho Beach Home Owners Association is a Jersey Friendly Yards project to …
Seawood Harbor – Jersey-Friendly Yards
Seawood Harbor Property Owners Association is a Jersey Friendly Yards project to …
Metedeconk River Yacht Club – Jersey-Friendly Yards
Metedeconk River Yacht Club is a Jersey Friendly Yards project intended to …
OceanFirst Bank Branches – Jersey-Friendly Yards
< Back to JFY Projects Leesville Rd Branch, Jackson OceanFirst Bank, Leesville …

Jersey Friendly Yards Articles and Updates

  • 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

  • Jersey-Friendly Yards Website – Create a Healthy Yard and Garden Using Jersey – Friendly Plants and Practices

    Jersey-Friendly Yards Website – Create a Healthy Yard and Garden Using Jersey – Friendly Plants and Practices

    < Back to JFY Projects Jersey-Friendly Yards, jerseyyards.org, launched in August, 2015, was created by Barnegat Bay Partnership in 2015, and piloted by Ocean County Soil Conservation District. This website offers homeowners and gardeners simple tools to create a low maintenance, eco-friendly yard and garden. The website features a plant database consisting of over 300 ... Read more