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:
Jersey Friendly Yards Articles and Updates
The Jersey-Friendly Yards Certification Program engages individuals and communities in stewardship actions that help manage stormwater and reduce and prevent non-point source pollution, such as nutrient fertilizers that run off lawns and into our creeks, rivers and bay.
Show your colors this Independence Day by adding some red, white and blue to your summer garden! American native plants support local bees, butterflies and birds by providing nectar, pollen, seeds and nesting materials.
Residents, schools and municipalities in the Barnegat Bay watershed are invited to enroll in a new environmental stewardship program.
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
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