May 8, 2023

Barnegat Bay Book Club

Save Barnegat Bay hosts the Barnegat Bay Book Club to celebrate the incredible books written over the years about the...
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Apr 11, 2023


There are upcoming Save Barnegat Bay events. We will be working to engage with you virtually whenever possible! Watch for...
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Jun 14, 2022

Join the Team! – STEM Summer Series: Teacher & Teacher Assistant Positions

STEM Summer Series Job Posting  Join the Borough of Bay Head and Save Barnegat Bay this summer at our STEM...
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Mar 22, 2021

Student Grant Program

Save Barnegat Bay awards $1,000 to each accepted Team Project member and $1,500 to each accepted Independent Project student at...
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Mar 4, 2021

Adventure Crossing USA – Say NO to Phase II Warehouses

Sustainability for the Barnegat Bay Watershed Jackson Township Planning Board Meeting Monday, March 8, 2021 07:30 PM Link to Attend...
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Feb 17, 2021

Join the Team! – Executive Assistant

Employment Opportunity Announcement   ** We are no longer accepting applications at this time. Thank you to all who applied...
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Feb 17, 2021

Join the Team! – Sea Nettle Education Coordinator (SNEC)

Employment Opportunity Announcement   ** We are no longer accepting applications at this time. Thank you to all who applied...
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Jan 5, 2021

Climate Change: Our Fault, Our Future, and Our Solutions

One of the most pressing environmental issues of our time is climate change. The Earth’s altered climate has the power...
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Jan 4, 2021

Water Quality: Indicators, Threats, and How You Can Help

The health of any water body is determined by a nearly infinite number of factors— climate, pollution, urban centers, invasive...
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Oct 5, 2020

Virtual Hearing on Ocean County Open Space, Recreation & Parks DRAFT Plan

Ocean County Planning will be hosting a Virtual Public Hearing on the new Draft Plan     Pursuant to N.J.S.A....
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Aug 26, 2020

Importance of Toms River

Please take a moment and tell us what the importance of the Toms River has to you!    
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Jul 22, 2020

Float like a Butterfly, Sting like a Bee: 3 Jellyfish in Barnegat Bay

Those of us who live along the coast of New Jersey are more than familiar with jellyfish. From finding washed...
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Jul 8, 2020

What’s This Green Stuff? A Breakdown of Plants vs. Algae in Barnegat Bay

When you’re out wading in the bay, there’s plenty of green life out in the water to see. You may...
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Jun 9, 2020

Northern Diamondback Terrapins: Barnegat Bay’s Native Turtle

Driving down many side streets and roads near the water in the Barnegat Bay Watershed, people may come across some...
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Jun 5, 2020

Native Plants, Insects, and You

On May 28, Save Barnegat Bay hosted Dr. Doug Tallamy, author and professor of entomology at the University of Delaware,...
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Mar 24, 2020

Upcoming Events

There are upcoming Save Barnegat Bay events. We will be working to engage with you virtually whenever possible! When we...
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Mar 15, 2020

Temporary Closure for Public Health: Addressing Coronavirus Concerns

In an effort to do our part in minimizing the spread of Coronavirus, we are closing the Barnegat Bay EcoCenter...
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Apr 30, 2019

80′ Tall Banquet Hall: Vilamoura Development Proposal

No Public Meetins Scheduled at this time - Brick Township Zoning Board will hear the application for a 78+ foot...
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Feb 28, 2019

Request for Proposals – New Strategic Plan

We are looking for a professional consultant to help Save Barnegat Bay with a new strategic plan leading up to...
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Dec 20, 2018

Smart Yard – Healthy Bay

  Rain Barrel-a-Rama Starting in the fall 2018, a dedicated SBB volunteer began the reconnaissance of recycled plastic 55 gallon drums....
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Dec 18, 2018

Your Help is Needed: Creation of Stormwater Utilities

Stormwater is considered water that falls from the sky (including snow!). Impervious surfaces such as roads, sidewalks, and roofs do...
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Dec 3, 2018

Barnegat Bay Shellfish Forum

December 14, 2018 11 Am - 4:30 PM Ocean Acres Community Center 489 Nautilus Drive Manahawkin, NJ 08050   Register...
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Oct 26, 2018

Rise of the Stinging Jellies: Sea Nettle and Clinging Jellyfish Phenomena in Barnegat Bay

Rise of the Stinging Jellies: Sea Nettle and Clinging Jellyfish Phenomena in Barnegat Bay Barnegat Bay is home to hundreds...
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Mar 1, 2018

Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Fertilizer

March 1st-NJ Fertilizer Application Begins! By Samantha Tomkowich Education Intern Massive algae bloom off of nj coast – When...
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Feb 1, 2018

Wetlands for a Sustainable Future

Wetlands for a Sustainable Future Bill deCamp cleaning-up the wetlands and woods at Reedy Creek in...
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Aug 16, 2017

Press Conference: NJ Enviro Groups Demand Fair Funding for EPA

New Jersey environmental organizations, elected officials, and concerned citizens will hold a press conference at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, Aug....
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May 1, 2017

First-in-Nation Native Plant Bill becomes LAW!

May 1, 2017 - In a first-in-the-nation victory for Barnegat Bay and water bodies throughout New Jersey, a bill requiring...
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Feb 2, 2017

We’re Hiring! Education & Outreach Coordinator

We're hiring! Are YOU or someone YOU know passionate about Barnegat Bay? We are looking for someone who is an...
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Nov 10, 2016

2017 Student Grant Applications Now Open

Our Student Grant Program offers paid research opportunities to students pursuing a degree in marine science, natural resource management, environmental...
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Jul 29, 2016

Traders Cove Lease Agreement & Proposal

Here is a copy of the Lease Agreement and Proposal between Brick Township and Chefs International, Inc. for the proposed...
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Jul 18, 2016

Education & Outreach – By the Numbers

Our Education Programs have been in full swing this year! Here's a closer look at our programs, by the numbers:...
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May 1, 2016

Education & Outreach Update

It's been quite a year so far in 2016! We've educated youngsters, taught the teachers, and started to prepare ourselves...
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Nov 4, 2015

Barnegat Bay Defenders – The SandPaper

Beach Haven Students Cultivated for Next Generation of Activists Through Barnegat Bay Program Nov 04, 2015 Beach Haven School students...
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Oct 30, 2015

New SBB Program Launched!

On Wednesday, October 28th, Save Barnegat Bay launched a brand new education program for students at Beach Haven Elementary School!...
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Aug 21, 2015

Route 35 Pump Station Test Results

Findings: (a) pollutants do not seem to exceed standards (b) the salinity readings are suggestive of varying degrees of bay...
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May 6, 2015

Green Acres should not approve restaurant at Traders Cove

May 4, 2015 Commissioner Bob Martin New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Re: Please ensure that the Green Acres Program...
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Apr 24, 2015

EDITORIAL: Barnegat Bay a blemish on Earth Day

EDITORIAL: Barnegat Bay a blemish on Earth Day ASBURY PARK PRESS, April 22, 2015 Today, the 45th anniversary of Earth...
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Apr 24, 2015

Six Flags wants to clear 90 acre forest to build massive solar farm

Six Flags plans to cut down 18,000 trees on 90 acres for one of the most ambitious renewable-energy projects yet:...
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Apr 24, 2015

This Way to Barnegat Bay! Program Launches in Lavallette

To commemorate Earth Day, Save Barnegat Bay launched their new K-8 education program, This Way to Barnegat Bay! Our first school...
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Apr 16, 2015

Plan to save Barnegat Bay stalls over costs

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Apr 2, 2015

Boaters Beware: Dangerous Shoaling By Forked River South To Oyster Creek Entrance

The United States Coast Guard Station out of Barnegat Light is warning all area boaters that a serious shoaling condition...
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Oct 20, 2014

Assessment of Nutrient Loading and Eutrophication in Barnegat Bay (Rutgers Report)

Acknowledgements We thank the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (Susannah King, project manager) for providing the funding to...
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Aug 1, 2014

Barnegat Bay Degradation heading south

Barnegat Bay deterioration is heading south. Dr. Michael Kennish reports at the Joint Hearing of the Senate and Assembly Environment...
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May 21, 2014

Rally for the Bay – Areas biggest talents to entertain

Save Barnegat Bay is pleased to present a celebration of the citizen effort to protect and restore Barnegat Bay, which...
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May 13, 2014

Characterization of phytoplankton functional taxonomic groups in relation to juvenile hard clam production in the Barnegat Bay-Little Egg Harbor Estuary (BB-LEH)

This study, led by Dr. Monica Bricelj of Rutgers University, focused on identifying the phytoplankton functional taxonomic groups (FTGs) present...
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May 9, 2014

Beach Plums, beach grass, poison ivy? Island Beach flora

Want to learn about native plants and have fun? Join us at Island Beach State Park on May 17th for...
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Apr 30, 2014

Believe science, not DEP, about Barnegat Bay’s health

"Barnegat Bay can never be restored until our political leaders treat it as a natural resource in crisis rather than...
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Feb 12, 2014

Sea Nettle Polyp Settlement Pilot Study

In the summer of 2013 Barnegat Bay Partnership technicians undertook a pilot study to assess the feasibility of using underwater...
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Jan 21, 2014

Derelict crab trap identification and removal in Barnegat Bay

This study by Dr. Mark Sullivan and colleagues at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey assessed the prevalence of...
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Oct 18, 2013

Ocean County College Experimental Watershed Final Report

This report was prepared to document the findings of activities conducted by Birdsall Engineering, Inc. (BEI) as part of the...
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Aug 14, 2013

Student researches reveal results of Barnegat Bay water testing

Bacteria levels this summer have often exceeded state limits for swimming waters near the Seaside Park's 5th Ave bay beach...
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Aug 1, 2013

Artificial nesting habitats as a conservation strategy for turtle populations experiencing global change

In Barnegat Bay, New Jersey, USA, there is a mosaic of natural and degraded terrapin nesting habitats. We investigated the...
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Jul 29, 2013

Save Barnegat Bay Student Grant Program – Summer Research 2013 Presentation

The Save Barnegat Bay Student Grant Program supports research on Barnegat Bay with a focus on post-Sandy studies this summer. ...
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Jun 30, 2013

Save Barnegat Bay Annual Meeting on July 11th!

Save Barnegat Bay will be holidng its Annual Meeting on Thursday, July 11th from 7 PM to 9 PM at...
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Jun 6, 2013

Learn More about Nitrogen in Barnegat Bay

Visit SBB's website devoted exclusively to the problem of nitrogen in Barnegat Bay, learn more about Learn more about...
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May 13, 2013

Congratulations Lacey Rails to Trails !

Lacey Rails to Trails - a group independent of SBB, whom we admire and have offered some support - has...
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May 2, 2013

Shellfish stock assessment of Little Egg Harbor Bay (2011)

The New Jersey Bureau of Shellfisheries conducted a hard clam (Mercenaria mercenaria) stock assessment of Little Egg Harbor Bay. The...
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May 2, 2013

2012 Sea Nettle Barrier Project Final Report

In the summer of 2012 the BBP continued to set two barrier nets at local bathing beaches to test their...
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Apr 19, 2013

Advocates Sharing Visions for Route 35

Save Barnegat Bay is working together with our partners to push for clean water and pollution control investments as the...
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Apr 11, 2013

Student Grant Application for 2013 Is Now Available Online!

Save Barnegat Bay is proud to announce that our Student Grant Application for 2013 is now available online! The applicant...
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Apr 9, 2013

Economic Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Hazards and Climate Change: Building Resilience in the Barnegat Bay Region

This study identifies key economic vulnerabilities to climate change and options for adaptation in the Barnegat Bay region of New...
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Mar 18, 2013

An Initial Assessment of the Economic Impacts of Sandy on New Jersey and New York Commercial and Recreational Fishing Sectors

This report provides results from a rapid appraisal of impacts to fishing communities in New York and New Jersey from...
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Mar 6, 2013

Status and Trends of Hard Clam, Mercenaria mercenaria, Shellfish Populations in Barnegat Bay, New Jersey

This comprehensive assessment of the hard clam resources of Barnegat Bay was prepared by Dr. Monica Bricelj and Dr. John...
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Mar 6, 2013
Jan 17, 2013

In situ Surveys of Seagrass Habitat in the Northern Segment of the Barnegat Bay-LIttle Egg Harbor Estuary

In 2011 Dr. Mike Kennish lead a Rutgers University research team to investigate the abundance and biomass of Widgeon grass...
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Dec 10, 2012

A Guide to Low-Impact Development in the Barnegat Bay Watershed

The guide provides information about design and construction methods that reduce the environmental impacts of development on the Barnegat Bay...
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Dec 3, 2012

Beach-Dune Performance Assessment of New Jersey Beach Profile Network Sites at Northern Ocean County, New Jersey After Hurricane Sandy

The Richard Stockton College of NJ Coastal Research Center (CRC) has initiated a post-storm survey and assessment of the New...
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Nov 26, 2012

Economic Value of the Barnegat Bay Watershed

Researchers examined the watershed's economic value in three different ways: water resources and habitats, ecosystem goods and services, and watershed-related...
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Oct 16, 2012

Subaqueous Soil Survey of Barnegat Bay

This report represents the results of a preliminary effort by the Natural Resource Conservation Service to map the subaqueous soils...
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Sep 5, 2012

The Best Information on Stinging Jellyfish

This Masters Thesis by Monica Buesser of Montclair State University is the most comprehensive work that SBB has encountered on...
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Aug 15, 2012

Would an another inlet solve Barnegat Bay’s problems?

Creating a new inlet for Barnegat Bay might cause more problems than it solves. Would an Additional Inlet Help Solve...
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Aug 11, 2012

Global Warming: A Common Sense Approach

Common sense notions for sorting out climate change. The late Stephen Schneider offered these common sense notions as a way...
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Aug 10, 2012

Clam Tags Take One Last Voyage, Washup On Shore Beaches

A Lavallette beach trash uncovers one affect of the treacherous storms this summer! Check out this article in the Asbury...
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Aug 1, 2012

Implementing American Eel Passage on Existing Dams

This report documents Rutgers University efforts to provide low cost/low technology passage devices for American eels over small dams in...
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Aug 1, 2012

Sea Nettle (Chrysaora quinquecirrha) Polyps in Barnegat Bay, NJ: a Pilot Assessment

This pilot project looked at one year of sea nettle Chrysaora quinquecirrha) polyp settlement distribution and density in Barnegat Bay.
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Jul 31, 2012

A Lifetime on the Water: Sailors Chart Future, Past of Barnegat Bay

In the Asbury Park Press on July 31st, the US Sailing Jr. Olympics Regatta at Island Heights Yacht Club was...
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Jul 12, 2012

Assessment of Nutrient Loading and Eutrophication in Barnegat Bay-Little Egg Harbor

The results are IN! The Rutgers interdisciplinary, multiyear ecosystem-based research effort has finally published its results and it's getting the...
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Jul 12, 2012

Three Cheers for our Barnegat Bay Guardian!

David Freidman and Chris Smith have been advocating, researching, and questioning the conditions of the Barnegat Bay and how development...
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Jun 23, 2012

“Dems OK Barnegat Bay bills; political fight with gov looms”

Political struggle in the State Senate over proposed bills of a "nitrogen diet" for the Barnegat Bay and required storm...
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Jun 22, 2012


Save Barnegat has fifteen dynamic interns helping the bay this summer and they want to meet YOU! This summer, Save...
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Jun 1, 2012
Apr 19, 2012

DEP Must Declare Bay Impaired for Nitrogen

Barnegat Bay's decline cannot be reversed until the New Jersey Department of Environmental declares the bay "impaired" for nitrogen. As...
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Apr 16, 2012

Let’s be BAY BUDDIES !

Here's how to maintain a Bay Friendly yard. Where to buy Bay Friendly Fertilizers. Lawn care tips. More. Click Here...
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Apr 11, 2012

Save Barnegat Bay Educational Video

SBB and friends have produced a twenty minute video on the ecology Barnegat Bay. It's perfect for youth groups, adults,...
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Jan 11, 2012

2011 Sea Nettle Barrier Project Project Report

This report documents the first year of the Barnegat Bay Partnership's Jellyfish Barrier Project. The BBP maintained experimental gillnet style...
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Jan 3, 2012

Fecundity of Barnegat Bay blue crabs: the influence of size, season and relative fishing effort

This project examined the influence of female size, season, and relative fishing effort on the fecundity of adult blue crabs...
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Dec 24, 2011

Governor Christie’s Barnegat Bay Initiative Critiqued

Governor Christie's unprecedented Barnegat Bay initiative contains much that is positive and some elements that require further attention. A shorter...
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Oct 12, 2011

An analysis of the functionality of four stormwater basins located within the Long Swamp Creek subwatershed of Barnegat Bay

This study investigated the existing functionality of four stormwater management basins located within the Long Swamp Creek sub-watershed of Toms...
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Oct 12, 2011

QAPP for An analysis of the functionality of 4 stormwater basins in Long Swamp Creek.

This is the Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) for American Littoral Society's "An analysis of the functionality of four stormwater...
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Sep 9, 2011

Jetski Victory: Island Beach Marine Conservation Zone

Letters from SBB supporters helped win approval for a Sedge Island Conservation Zone at Island Beach State Park. View an...
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Jul 8, 2011

Assessing population structure, reproductive potential and movement of adult blue crabs in Barnegat Bay

This study by Rider University examines the relative abundance and population structure (e.g., size structure, sex ratio) of adult blue...
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Jun 29, 2011

Forty Years of Environmental Leadership

This is SBB's fortieth anniversary year. Take a look at just some of our site-specific accomplishments on this Pop-up Map....
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Jun 26, 2011

Giant Lawn Fertilizer Victory !

The state Senate and Assembly have passed, and Governor Christie in early January signed, Save Barnegat Bay's statewide nitrogen and...
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Jun 18, 2011

Read Asbury Park Press Series On Barnegat Bay

Read Kirk Moore's groundbreaking series on the health of Barnegat Bay. Read Groundbreaking Asbury Park Press series on Barnegat Bay
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Jun 9, 2011

Save Barnegat Bay’s 2011 Appeal

Perhaps the most concise representation of what Save Barnegat Bay does in our 2011 Appeal for Funds. Save Barnegat Bay's...
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Jun 3, 2011

Record Turnout for SBB Annual Meeting

About 90 people attended SBB's Annual Meeting on Thursday, July 14, at the Lavallette First Aid Building. Speakers were Assemblyman...
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Apr 22, 2011

Nutrient and Ecological Histories in Barnegat Bay, New Jersey

The primary objective of this project was to collect sediment cores from the tidal region of Barnegat Bay and determine...
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Mar 22, 2011

Assessing population structure, reproductive potential and fishing effort for blue crabs in Barnegat Bay

This study examined the relative abundance and population structure (e.g., size structure, sex ratio) of adult blue crabs in Barnegat...
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Mar 9, 2011

Fertilizer Bill Explained – FAQ’s

Here's is a simple explanation by means of Frequently Asked Questions of New Jersey's strongest-in-the-nation fertilizer law that Save Barnegat...
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Mar 2, 2011

Applications for SBB Student Grant Program close at the end of March each year

Save Barnegat Bay's Student Grant Program, in cooperation with the NJ Department of Environmental Protection and the Rutgers Cooperative Extension...
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Jan 25, 2011

Assessment of Seagrass Status in the Barnegat Bay – LEH Estuary (2003 and 2009)

In this BBP funded study researchers from Rutgers University looked at the changes in the distribution of seagrass throughout the...
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Jan 17, 2011

Barnegat Bay Partnership / Ocean County Health Department 2010 Sea Nettle Warning System Pilot Project

This report summarizes the findings and lessons learned during the 2010 Sea Nettle Warning System pilot year and discuss recommendations...
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Jan 16, 2011

To Whom this Does Concern…

From time to time Save Barnegat Bay's appeals are met not only with generous monetary responses but also with eloquent...
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Dec 6, 2010

A Critiqe of Governor Christie’s Plan for Barnegat Bay

Governor Christie's plan for Barnegat Bay has some excellent items but overall is not adequate to save the Bay. December...
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Dec 3, 2010

Urgent – Phone Senate Budget Chairman Paul Sarlo

Save Barnegat Bay's statewide fertilizer bill, S-1441 needs your immediate help. It needs to be released from the Senate Budget...
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Nov 19, 2010


Here is a vote yes fact sheet on the lawn fertilizer bill, S-1411 and A-2290 Vote ‘YES’ on S-1411 /...
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Sep 24, 2010

Barnegat Bay Partnership Research Prospectus

This document provides a summary of outstanding research needs for the watershed as compiled by the Science and Technical Advisory...
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Sep 11, 2010

The Four Policy Goals: Healing the Nitrogen Wound

Know your stuff about saving Barnegat Bay from excess nitrogen. These are the four conceptual steps that must be taken...
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Aug 25, 2010

Ocean County Freeholders still don’t get it

A standing room only crowd visited the Freeholders September 15 to urge a stronger effort to prevent the decline of...
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Aug 23, 2010

Urgent: Come tell Freeholders to Fight for Barnegat Bay
Wednesday, September 15, @ 4 PM

We need the friends of the Bay to tell the Ocean County Freeholders to 1 - Acknowledge the current desperate...
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Aug 22, 2010

SBB Silent Auction Sunday, Sept 26 – Don’t Miss It !

SBB's annual Silent Art & Gift Auction will be held on Sunday, September 26 at Wood Lake Country Club from...
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Aug 21, 2010

Directions to Freeholder Meeting Room

Come tell the Freeholders to fight harder to save Barnegat Bay. 4 PM Wednesday, September 15. Directions to Freeholder Meeting...
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Aug 13, 2010

Read SBB’s Testimony on Fertilizer Bill

Save Barnegat Bay explains the rationale for a fertilizer law governing content, not labeling. The bill was originated by Save...
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Aug 12, 2010

SBB testimony – part 2

Part 2 of SBB testimony. Proponents of this Bill have bent over backward to be Reasonable We have chosen the...
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Jul 27, 2010


YOUR HELP IS URGENTLY NEEDED. Perhaps the most important committee hearing ever on Barnegat Bay will be held in Toms...
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Jul 17, 2010

Write Your Legislator about the Fertilizer bill

You can help get the fertilizer bill passed by writing, phoning, or emailing your legislator. Urge a slow-release nitrogen content...
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Jul 1, 2010

Download “I Don’t Read Labels” stickers for Thursday, Aug 10 Hearing

Download this template and print out your own labels (Avery # 5294) to identify you as a friend of Barnegat...
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Jun 23, 2010

Directions to Toms River Town Hall

State Senate and Assembly Environment Committees are having a MUST ATTEND field hearing in Toms River Thurs, Aug 12 @...
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May 21, 2010

Dr. Kent Mountford on Nitrogen in Barnegat Bay

Dr. Kent Mountford, a historian of Barnegat Bay, marine biologist, and longtime EPA employee offers his views on nitrogen in...
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May 13, 2010

Summary of the Summit Meeting On The Role of Nutrient Management in Urban and Suburban Landscapes in Nutrient Loading of Surface and Ground Waters

On May 13, 2010 a summit was held to discuss the role of nutrient management in urban and suburban landscapes...
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Mar 1, 2010

Barnegat Bay National Estuary Program — Putting all the Pieces Together, A Communication & Outreach Plan to Supoprt the 2008-2011 Strategic Plan

The purposes of BBNEPs Communication Plan are to establish clear objectives, approaches, and methods to engage distinct target audiences that...
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Feb 1, 2010

Report and Data Summary: Barnegat Bay National Estuary Program Communications Planning Survey

In the summer of 2009, the BBNEP office delivered a survey to key partner organizations to collect information about the...
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Dec 13, 2009

Star Ledger on Dery Bennett

Star Ledger on Dery Bennett D.W. Bennett By Donna Gialanella July 01, 2007, 12:50PM Guiding Light `Rare bird' leads the...
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Dec 12, 2009

Star Ledger on Dery Bennett – page 2

Star Ledger on Dery Bennett - page 2 Beach access was an early hot topic for the society; in the...
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Dec 11, 2009

Web Exclusive: See Traders Cove Park Plan

Brick Township has submitted its disappointing plan for the park at Traders Cove to DEP's CAFRA for approval. This site...
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Dec 2, 2009

DEP Requires Oyster Creek Cooling Towers … BUT

MONSTER VICTORY? OR GOVERNMENT AS USUAL? NJDEP has issued a draft permit doing a good thing on a bad schedule....
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Jun 28, 2009

An Open Letter to Senator Chris Connors

A letter to Senator Connors on behalf of baymen, recreational fishermen, boaters, marina owners, swimmers, kayakers, canoeists, crabbers, sailors, small...
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Jun 26, 2009

Oyster Creek Cooling Towers – Call Senators NOW

This Monday, Dec. 14 @ 1PM, the Senate Environment Committee will vote on Oyster Creek cooling towers. YOUR IMMEDIATE HELP...
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Jun 23, 2009

Directions to NJ State House for Cooling Tower Vote

For the meeting of the Senate Environment Committee in the State House Annex, 1st Floor, Room 4. Please come if...
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Jun 19, 2009

Three Steps to Help Barnegat Bay

Read Save Barnegat Bay's testimony to the joint session of the Senate Environment Committee and the Assembly Environment and Solid...
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Jun 18, 2009

Revised Model Lawn Fertilizer Ordinance

After many suggestions, here is SBB's revised Model Lawn Fertilizer Ordinance, as presented to the Freeholders and NJ Legislature. Save...
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Jun 1, 2009

Developing a nutrient pollution indicator for the Barnegat Bay-Little Egg Harbor estuary using eelgrass, Zostera marina

This report details a study conducted by Rutgers University to determine the nitrogen concentrations in eelgrass blades along a north-south...
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Apr 1, 2009

Barnegat Bay Student Grant Program

Whether you're looking to get or give financial assistance to help further study the Barnegat Bay Watershed, here is the...
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Mar 30, 2009

SBB Funds Island Beach Educational Programs

SBB and a few others privately funded the State of NJ's Interpretive Program last winter in order to save it...
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Mar 28, 2009

Coastal Lakes – An Approach to Restoration

Our coastal lakes are the beautiful but troubled jewels of the shore. Here are some ideas on restoring them. Save...
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Mar 26, 2009


F-Cove in Brick is threatened with closure. Here's how you can help. The Problem in Brief F-Cove in Brick is...
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Mar 22, 2009

It’s Spring ! Let’s Be Bay Buddies!

Become A Bay Buddy...Because Every Drop Counts! Click Here to become a BAY BUDDY. * * * * * *...
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Mar 15, 2009

Save Barnegat Bay Model Nitrogen Ordinance

The County of Ocean is currently considering an ordinance governing nitrogen in fertilizer. Save Barnegat Bay's extensively and carefully research...
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Feb 8, 2009


Join Save Barnegat Barnegat Bay's SAY NO TO JELLYFISH CAMPAIGN. Urge the Ocean County Freeholders to support Save Barnegat Bay's...
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Feb 2, 2009

SBB to Estuary Program: LET US SPEAK !

The state's Barnegat Bay Estuary Program has refused since July 2008 to allow Save Barnegat Bay to present its Model...
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Jan 21, 2009

Skate for the Bay! – Saturday, Feb 7 @ 7 PM

Start your Saturday night with an enjoyable ice skating experience. Skate for the Bay at SBB's Winter Wonderland at Winding...
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Nov 5, 2008

THANK YOU Reedy Creek Cleanup Volunteers

On Saturday, November 1, about forty volunteers helped remove trash from the Reedy Creek woods in Brick. Thank You volunters!...
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Oct 1, 2008

Stormwater Basin and Storm Drain Retrofitting Projects in Support of the Barnegat Bay Watershed

Final report from the County of Ocean and the Ocean County Soil Conservation District for a Atlantic Coastal Watershed Program...
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Aug 4, 2008

Why there is No Speed Limit on Barnegat Bay

Save Barnegat Bay has consistently urged that there be some speed limit on Barnegat Bay. The NJ Boat Regulation Commission,...
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Jul 1, 2008

Barnegat Bay 2020: A Vision for the Future of Conservation

The Trust for Public Land (TPL) continues to lead the charge to conserve highly valuable land with in the Barnegat...
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Jun 21, 2008


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Jun 19, 2008

The Nitrogen Problem in Barnegat Bay

Barnegat Bay is like a garden getting too much fertilizer and no weeding. Excess nitrogen is the problem. By William...
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Jun 18, 2008

Lawn Care Tips – Be Green with Less Nitrogen

The Bay has a problem: too much nitrogen. According to researchers, an astounding 1,738,000 pounds of nitrogen enter Barnegat Bay...
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Jun 6, 2008

Volunteer Opportunity –
Get involved with Nature at Island Beach

This summer Island Beach State Park's Interpretive Center and the Emily deCamp Herbarium need volunteers to help keep them open....
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Jun 1, 2008

Ocean County College Experimental Watershed Final Report

This report has been prepared to document the findings of activities conducted by Birdsall Engineering, Inc. as part of the...
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May 18, 2008


THURSDAY, JUNE 19 LAVALLETTE FIRST AID BUILDING (corner of Philadelphia & Bay, near Gazebo and water tower) Click to read...
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May 11, 2008

Native Plants for Sale

Keep Barnegat Bay nitrogen free by planting Native Plants in your yard. Buy them from the Mantoloking Environmental Commission and...
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May 1, 2008

Barnegat Bay National Estuary Program’s 2008-2011 Strategic Plan

The BBNEP's three-year Strategic Plan is the result of a 12-month collaborative effort from all major partners of the BBNEP...
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Apr 1, 2008

Recreational Boating in New Jersey: An Economic Impact Analysis

The Marine Trades Association of New Jersey's analysis is a two-year effort to quantify the economic impacts of recreational boating...
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Jan 6, 2008

Oyster Creek cooling system harms the Bay 5 Ways

The Oyster Creek nuclear reactor's cooling system sucks through 1.4 billion gallons of Barnegat Bay water each day, greatly harming...
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Jan 4, 2008

THANK YOU, Herring Point Cleanup Volunteers!

On Saturday, March 29, thirty-two volunteers hauled eight cubic yards of trash out of the Herring Point section of the...
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Nov 6, 2007


We had a record turnout for the cleanup on Saturday, November 5. - Read about it in the Observer View...
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Oct 23, 2007


Heres why -- Save Barnegat Bay 906-B Grand Central Avenue Lavallette, NJ 08735 732-830-3600 October 22, 2007 Council President...
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Oct 1, 2007

Assessment of Land Use Change and Riparian Zone Status in Barnegat Bay-Little Egg Harbor Watershed: 1995-2002-2006

This report is the result of extensive research by Dr. Richard Lathrop and Scott Haag of the Grant F. Walton...
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Sep 5, 2007

A Victory in Long Beach Township!

Long Beach Township on Friday, Sept 21, tabled a proposed ordinance allowing 100% IMPERVIOUS COVERAGE throughout its commercial district. SBB...
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Aug 2, 2007

SBB featured in National Video

YERT (Your Environmental Road Trip) is traveling all 50 states and posting creative videos on the environmental problems Americans face....
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Jun 29, 2007

Assessment of a Shallow Ground-Water-Quality Indicator

Groundwater provides most of the drinking water used in the Barnegat Bay watershed, as well as most of the fresh...
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Jun 29, 2007

Assessment of Shallow Ground Water Quality Indicator

This report, prepared by Christine Weiben of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the BBNEP, is an assessment...
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Jun 21, 2007

Barnegat Bay Nitrogen Problem on WNBC-TV

WNBC-TV does a hard-hitting segment on the Nitrogen problem in Barnegat Bay. Rutgers scientist and professor Mike Kennish is seen...
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Jun 13, 2007

Check out our Newsletter

 to view our newly designed SBB Newsletter click here Newsletter
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Jun 2, 2007

Nitrogen Pollution Action Project Launched!

SBB and several other groups launched an effort to get the excess nitrogen out of Barnegat Bay. Get some background...
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Jun 1, 2007

Impact of Soil Disturbance During Construction on Bulk Density and Infiltration in Ocean County, New Jersey

A study was conducted of undisturbed and disturbed urban soils in Ocean County, New Jersey, to investigate the impact on...
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May 31, 2007

Background on Nitrogen Pollution

Learn about causes and effects of nitrogen pollution in Barnegat Bay. American Littoral Society Clean Ocean Action Ocean County Sierra...
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May 27, 2007

Native Plant Sale a Growing Success!

Fifty-eight customers helped keep nitrogen from polluting Barnegat Bay by purchasing 540 native plants. Save Barnegat Bay 906-B Grand Central...
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May 9, 2007

Native Plant Sale ****INVENTORY UPDATE****

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May 8, 2007

2007 Lavallette Beach Clean-up

Thank you to all the volunteers at this years Lavallette Bayfront Beautification & Beach Clean-Up To view the photos of...
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May 1, 2007

Barnegat BayLittle Egg Harbor Estuary: Case Study Of A Highly Eutrophic Coastal Bay System

This peer-reviewed publication discusses why the bay is classified as highly eutrophic and identifies several of the adverse impacts associated...
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Apr 26, 2007
Apr 5, 2007

Petition to Make Anchor Reef a Park with Boat Ramp

The Anchor Reef Marina area (southwest foot of Seaside Bridge, in Toms River) is by far the best opportunity for...
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Apr 1, 2007

Barnegat Bay – Little Egg Harbor Estuary: Ecosystem Conditions and Recommendations

In this report, Michael Kennish, Ph.D. of Rutgers University focuses on the serious impacts that eutrophication poses to the estuary's...
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Feb 28, 2007

Thank You Herring Point Cleanup Volunteers!

For approximately twenty years SBB has been holding cleanups at Herring Point. On the last Saturday in March, our volunteers...
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Feb 27, 2007

Transfer of Development Rights

An Overview on implementing the State TDR Act in your community Transfer of Development Rights i     Transfer of...
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Feb 27, 2007

Save Reedy Creek

A developer wants to put 11 homes in woods that are part of the Reedy Creek area. This property is...
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Feb 24, 2007

Toms River merits Category One Protection

Save Barnegat Bay has written DEP Commissioner Lisa Jackson requesting action on the petition by numerous environmental groups to protect...
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Feb 11, 2007

Alert: Berkeley Town Center Ordinance:
Tuesday, February 13 @ 7 PM

Come express your feelings to the Berkeley Town Council on the proposed 400+ Acre Town Center and proposed Extension of...
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Jan 1, 2007

Borough of Tuckerton Natural Resource Inventory

A Natural Resource Inventory forms the foundation of future planning and development of a municipality by taking inventory of the...
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Dec 12, 2006

Atlantic Estates – Reedy Creek Alert

The next Planning Board hearing is Wednesday, March 14, @ 7 PM at Brick Township Municipal Building, Chambersbridge Road. -...
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Oct 24, 2006

Bayville – Pine Beach – Beachwood Alert

Help stop massive development of the New Jersey Pulverizing Site (Fisher's Pit) and more traffic on Route 9: Stop the...
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Oct 4, 2006

Lakewood Township Natural Resource Inventory

The Lakewood Township Environmental Commission, in consultation with its Planning Board and Township Committee, prepared this Natural Resource Inventory for...
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Aug 19, 2006

STAFFORD ALERT – Hearing Tuesday, August 22 @ 6 PM

A once in a lifetime opportunity for all in southern Ocean County to Speak Out Against Overdevelopment in Manahawkin in...
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Aug 18, 2006

Protection Proposed for the Toms River

Save Barnegat Bay and six statewide environmental groups have joined to request that Governor Corzine protect the Toms River by...
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Aug 17, 2006

Thank you Reedy Creek Cleanup Volunteers!

Seventeen volunteers enjoyed fine fall weather by cleaning up the Reedy Creek woods Sat, Nov 4. [Next cleanup Sat. March...
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Aug 17, 2006

Thank you Reedy Creek Cleanup Volunteers!

Seventeen volunteers enjoyed fine fall weather by cleaning up the Reedy Creek woods Sat, Nov 4. [Next cleanup Sat. March...
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Aug 16, 2006

Save Lake of the Lilies

Save Lake of the Lilies, a Point Pleasant Beach group separate from Save Barnegat Bay, has formed in order to...
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Aug 13, 2006

Ideas for Moderating development in Toms River

Write the state's Office of Smart Growth and tell them how much future development YOU feel is appropriate for Dover...
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Aug 1, 2006

Brown Tide Assessment Project in NJ Coastal Waters: A comparison of three bloom years (2000-2002) with two non-bloom years (2003-2004)

To determine whether brown tide blooms are a threat to coastal waters in New Jersey, the division of NJDEP Science...
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Jun 30, 2006

A Scientist’s Warning on the Nitrogen Problem in the Bay

On June 29, Rutgers marine biologist Mike Kennish delivered a talk to over fifty attendees at Save Barnegat Bay's Annual...
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Jun 16, 2006

Road building promotes overdevelopment

Instead of improving problem intersections, public officials are promoting overdevelopment by building parallel roads in Bayville, Forked River, Waretown and...
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Jun 15, 2006

Traders Cove Update: Good News!

After THIRTY-FOUR YEARS of effort, Save Barnegat Bay joined with Brick Township, Ocean County, the NJDEP Green Acres Program to...
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Jun 9, 2006

Ocean County College Pond Turtle Inventory and Water Quality Assessment, Toms River, New Jersey

The Research Team for this study consisted of six students of the Marine Academy of Technology and Evironmental Sciences (M.A.T.E.S)....
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May 11, 2006

Rail-Trail Happenings

In a monster victory for the Lacey Rail Trail Environmental Committee (a separate organization from SBB) the NJ DEP has...
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May 2, 2006

What SBB does for you — What you can do for SBB

Our Summer 2006 appeal provides a roundup of our activities. Summer 2006 Dear Friend of Barnegat Bay, Save Barnegat Bay...
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Apr 27, 2006

Future Development in Toms River – Part One

SBB has recently submitted comments on Dover Township's Planning to the NJ Office of Smart Growth. Bottom line: Too much...
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Apr 26, 2006

Future Development in Toms River – Part Two

In this half of our testimony to the Office of Smart Growth we have been able to be a little...
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Apr 16, 2006

Barnegat Bay’s Ecological Trouble

Dr. Michael Kennish, who has been studying Barnegat Bay longer than any other scientist, sounded an Earth Day warning. Dr....
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Apr 11, 2006

A Primer on Barnegat Bay Water Quality

A non-scientific discussion water quality in Barnegat Bay. Welcome to our website. Below are some important general points to remember...
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Mar 19, 2006

1st Annual SBB8K – A Big Success!

Over 500 participants and 70 volunteers made the First Annual SBB 8K Running Race and 3 Mile Fitness Walk a...
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Mar 3, 2006

Stop Excessive Development in Stafford

Save Barnegat Bay, the Pinelands Preservation Alliance, and the Ocean County Sierra Club hosted an extremely well-attended rally and educational...
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Mar 2, 2006

Mayor Block responds on Stafford Landfill

Mayor Carl Block has repsonded in the Asbury Park Press to an op-ed by Willie deCamp of SBB regarding the...
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Feb 26, 2006

Global Warming: How much longer will there be a Barnegat Bay?

As Global Warming acclerates, will our successful efforts toward conserved open space and parks be drowned? Read this Time Magazine...
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Feb 16, 2006


On Saturday, March 25 SBB volunteers got the Herring Point section of the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge even...
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Feb 2, 2006

A Victory: Dover Purchases “Home Depot” Site

Dover Township has purchased the 43 acre wooded site on Fischer Blvd once eyed by Home Depot. Save Barnegat Bay...
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Jan 25, 2006

A Remarkable DEP Website

The Barnegat Bay National Estuary Program and Rutgers Marine Sciences Program now have real-time sensors in the waters off Seaside...
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Dec 31, 2005

Relations of Water Quality to Streamflow, Season, and Land Use for Four Tributaries to the Toms River, Ocean County,

The effects of nonpoint-source contamination on the water quality of four tributaries to the Toms River in Ocean County, New...
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Nov 1, 2005

Ocean Township Environmental Resource Inventory

The Township of Ocean, in consultation with the Township of Ocean Land Use Board, has prepared this Environmental Resource Inventory...
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Sep 29, 2005

SBB to DEP: Save Southern Ocean County Rail Trail

The political machine in Lacey Twp wants to destroy the old Jersey Central Railroad right-of-way by paving it for a...
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Sep 8, 2005

Forsythe Wildlife Management Issues

Thirty persons from neighborhoods around Reedy Creek in Brick shared their management concerns about the Edwin B. Forsythe Refuge on...
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Sep 6, 2005

Reedy Creek Management – Part Two

Reedy Creek Management - Part Two [Click here to Return to Part One.] Health of the Reedy Creek tidal marsh...
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Sep 1, 2005

The Effect of Artificial Shoreline on Habitat Quality and Mortality of Blue Crabs, Callinectes sapidus.

The overall objective of this research, conducted by Paul Jivoff, Ph.D. of Rider University, was to examine the effect of...
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Aug 26, 2005


A park at Traders Cove is almost a reality. BRICK RESIDENTS, your attendance is needed on Tues, Sept 13 when...
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Aug 25, 2005

Welcome Leadership New Jersey !

On Tuesday, September 13, Leadership New Jersey, a class of up-and-coming NJ business, governmental, and not-for-profit leaders, will meet with...
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Aug 24, 2005

Asbury Park Press on Traders Cove Park

Asbury Park Press on Traders Cove Park Marina Site Will Be Turned into a Park $8 million acquisition announced Published...
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Aug 24, 2005

Observer on Traders Cove Park

Observer on Traders Cove Park Trader's Cove set for sale: Property will be bought for $8M Published in the Ocean...
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Aug 20, 2005

SBB Unveils A Vision of Traders Cove as a Public Park

Back in May 2004 Save Barnegat Bay unveiled its vision of what Traders Cove could look like as a park....
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Aug 1, 2005

2005 State of the Bay Technical Report

Barnegat Bay National Estuary Program's (BBNEP)2005 State of the Bay Technical Report is a collaborative work of many partnering organizations...
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Jul 16, 2005

Lest We Forget: The Continuing Battle Against Corruption in Dover Township

In August 2005, Dover Twp citizens have AGAIN submitted a petition to place a binding referendum on the November ballot...
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Jul 2, 2005

Lacey Citizens Want Bike Trail, NOT Road

Elected officials in Lacey Township (Forked River & Lanoka Harbor) are pushing an environmentally destructive road on the Jersey Central...
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Jun 23, 2005


Our highly informal Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 29 @ 7 PM at the Lavallette First Aid Buidling (on Bay...
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May 4, 2005

A Herring Island Kayak Cleanup

Tom Van Nostrand is organizing a kayak cleanup of Herring Island Sat, June 11, from 9 to 11 AM -...
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Apr 16, 2005

Help Save Horseshoe Crabs

Have you seen horseshoe crabs spawning during May or June? NJDEP wants to know when, where, and how many. -...
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Mar 1, 2005

Help! Fight Corruption in Toms River – March 8

"Pay-to-Play" corruption is hurting the environment throughout Ocean County. The Dover Township Council recently pulled a dirty move by repealing...
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Feb 16, 2005

Get Involved in Money & Politics Issues in Ocean Cty

Here how: Attend a highly informal ad hoc group at Nick the Greek's Bay Bridge Inn at 7 PM on...
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Feb 5, 2005

Your Help Needed – Expand the Forsythe Refuge

The Edwin B. Forsythe National Refuge can be expanded only if Congress appropriates monies each fiscal year. You can help...
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Jan 6, 2005

Sub-aqueous Vegetation Sediment Classification System and Mapping Study for the Barnegat Bay

The Sub-aqueous Vegetation (SAV) Sediment Classification System and Mapping Study for the Barnegat Bay (SCMS), prepared by The Ocean County...
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Oct 22, 2004

A Traders Cove Victory, for the Moment !

The Brick Township Council, by a vote of 5-0, has voted to overturn the use variance granted by the Zoning...
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Oct 18, 2004

Jellyfish: Stinging “Sea Nettles” in Barnegat Bay.

The increasing appearance of the stinging "Sea Nettles" jellyfish - Chrysaora quinquecirrha - in Barnegat Bay is an ominous sign....
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Oct 17, 2004

“Fast Track” Act threatens Barnegat Bay Watershed with Increased Development

In a back room deal, developers and their friends in the State House quickly passed "Fast Track" legislation giving developers...
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Oct 15, 2004

Thank you Herring Point Cleanup Volunteers !

On the morning of Saturday, March 26, twenty-five volunteers helped bring trash out of the Herring Point section of the...
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Oct 14, 2004

Major Conservation Success in Little Egg Harbor Twp

SBB helped clear the way by successfully opposing a sewer extension along North Green Street (Route 539) in Little Egg...
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Sep 1, 2004

Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Mapping in the Barnegat Bay National Estuary, Update to 2003

Led by Richard Lathrop, Ph.D. of the Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis, the purpose of this study was...
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May 29, 2004

Public Access: A Useful Guide from the Past

Way back in 1995, Theresa Fowler, then working for New Jersey DEP, now with the Army Corps of Engineers, compiled...
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May 19, 2004

Merce Ridgway Speaks

Merce Ridgway, founder of the Pinelands Cultural Society, bayman, environmentalist, former Waretown resident, folk hero, Marine, comments on overdevelopment in...
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May 14, 2004

Thank you Reedy Creek Cleanup Volunteers!

34 volunteers gathered under blue skies and fall color on the morning of Sat, Nov 6, filling a 20 cubic...
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May 5, 2004

See SBB’s Map of On-the-Water Policing Capacity

Save Barnegat Bay is encouraging municipalities and boroughs to put police boats on the water. See our MAP of the...
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May 4, 2004

Manchester Pay to Play Statement

This is the statement read by Mr. Fred Lund, a Pay to Play petitoner in Manchester Township, at the Kickoff...
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May 3, 2004

What is “Pay to Play”?

A plain language summary of the proposed ordinance that would ban "Pay to Play" public contracting reform. A SUMMARY OF...
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May 2, 2004

Pay to Play defined.

Pay to Play defined. What is Pay to Play ? (And how it is hurting you.) "Pay to Play" is...
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May 2, 2004

Suggested Changes to DEP Bulletin

SBB intern, Elliot Shepherd, and classmates at Ocean County's marine sciences MATES program have brought forth this list of suggestions...
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May 1, 2004

Bill Vibbert, Mark Mutter & Others Comment on Traders Cove

Former Island Beach SP Superintendent Bill Vibbert, former Dover Twp Mayor Mark Mutter, and others comment on SBB's Traders Cove...
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May 1, 2004

THANK YOU Lavallette Bay Beach Cleanup Volunteers

On Saturday May 8, volunteers cleaned the Lavallette Bay Beach, heard an outstanding talk on starting your own butterfly garden,...
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Apr 24, 2004


The Brick Township Council will take the FINAL VOTE on whether to overturn the Traders Cove zoning variance at the...
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Apr 20, 2004


Please write the Ocean County Freeholders and urge them to purchase Traders Cove and make it a jewel of the...
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Apr 14, 2004


Princeton Hydro, a highly respected water quality consultant retained by Save Barnegat Bay, has found the stormwater management plan submitted...
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Apr 11, 2004

Traders Cove Explained

SBB's discussion of Traders Cove, and it's larger meaning. As published (approximately) in the Asbury Park Press May 30. -...
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Apr 1, 2004

The Essential Character of the Oyster Creek Watershed

The purpose of this report by the New Jersey Pinelands Commission is to present information on the natural resources of...
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Apr 1, 2004

Money & Politics Action Group – April 1

On the first Thursday of every month, at 7:30 PM, Ocean County citizens meet to discuss actions that can address...
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Mar 31, 2004


Some of what's happening at Save Barnegay Bay. Traders Cove; Brick marina rezoning; Bayville rezoning; Island Beach DVD video series;...
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Mar 13, 2004

Rutgers Law Clinic to represent SBB in Traders Cove CAFRA Appeal

The NJ DEP has granted a CAFRA permit to Paramount Homes at Traders Cove. Rutgers Environmental Law Clinic will represent...
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Feb 25, 2004

THANK YOU Herring Point Cleanup Volunteers

On Saturday, March 25, fourteen volunteers helped clean trash out of the Herring Point section of the Forsythe Wildlife Refuge...
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Feb 12, 2004

SBB’s Sedge Island Map published in ARC NEWS

Save Barnegat Bay's map "A Guide to the Sedge Islands" at Island Beach has been published in ARC NEWS, the...
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Feb 1, 2004

A Natural Resource Protection Plan for the Toms River Corridor

The Toms River Corridor Task Force submitted this report and its recommendations to Jackson Township, Manchester Township, Ocean County, and...
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Oct 17, 2003

For Release: SBB Appeals Traders Cove Variance

SBB has appealed the granting of a use variance for luxury condos, a restaurant and an upgraded marina to Paramount...
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Aug 21, 2003

A Big THANK YOU to Reedy Creek Cleanup Volunteers

On Saturday, Nov. 15, twenty-four enthusiastic All Stars upheld SBB's tradition of over 15 years of hauling trash out of...
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Aug 20, 2003

Important Bayville Zoning Meeting – Thurs, Dec 4

Your attendance is needed at the Planing Board Meeting at 7:30 PM on Thursday, December 4 at the municipal building...
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Aug 18, 2003


SBB needs your help by: (1) Writing CAFRA to object, and (2)Writing the County to urge purchase as a waterfront...
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Jul 27, 2003

Traders Cove story,21133,775111,00.html Traders Cove story of Sunday, July 27.,21133,775111,00.html
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Jul 26, 2003

Traders Cove from the Developer’s Point of View

Paramount Homes, the would-be developer of Traders Cove, has responded to SBB's May 30 op-ed in the Asbury Park Press.Read...
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Jul 21, 2003

Internet Exclusive: See Plans for Mantoloking Bridge

View an engineering drawing of the proposed Mantoloking Brige. Not available anywhere else on the Internet. Save Barnegat Bay used...
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Jul 14, 2003

News items involving Brick Township

'- See maps of Land Acquisition Progress in Brick Township. - Dubious Political Contributions in Brick Township. See Maps of...
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Jul 12, 2003

Good Luck Point Conserved !

The Trust for Public Land has purchased and donated the AT&T "telephone pole site" to the Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge....
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Jun 26, 2003

Water Quality Successes & Challenges

'- EPA Declares Barnegat Bay a No Discharge Zone. - Enormous Victory of Bay Head citizens that achieved relocation of...
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Jun 20, 2003

Marine Conservation Zone Update – Success !

On Wednesday, June 3, 2003 the Tidelands Resource Council renewed the Marine Conservation Zone at Island Beach State Park for...
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Jun 18, 2003

Dover Township should bond for Open Space separately from its Board of Education

'- Dover Township has taken the progressive step of bonding to fund open space acquisition, BUT directly linking that bonding...
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Jun 16, 2003

ALERT: Help Save Land in LEH and Tuckerton

Please write or email Congress to urge that money be appropriated for acquisition of the "Tuckerton Creek" property along Route...
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Jun 14, 2003

A Major Victory in Little Egg Harbor & Tuckerton

At the rally called by SBB and three other groups, Little Egg Harbor Mayor Brian Rumpf announced that he would...
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Jun 11, 2003

Fight Overdevelopment in Waretown

Learn about the plans of Town Council to overdevelop Waretown, learn the perspectives of others, and learn how you can...
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May 17, 2003

SBB Letter to DEP on Traders Cove Proposal

Save Barnegat Bay is objecting to a proposal to put 62 condos a restaurant and an upgraded marina at Traders...
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May 14, 2003

Internet Exclusive: See Map of Berkeley’s Plan to Overdevelop Bayville

Berkeley Township has engaged in a "Visioning Process" to promote intensive development in Bayville. Only here can you See Berkeley's...
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May 1, 2003

Barnegat Bay National Estuary Program Monitoring Program Plan

This Monitoring Program Plan is a comprehensive blueprint for monitoring activities in the Barnegat Bay/Little Egg Harbor estuary and watershed...
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Apr 17, 2003

EPA Creates No Discharge Zone for Barnegat Bay

The Environmental Protection Agency has ruled that the all craft be required to discharge treated or untreated sewage into a...
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Apr 10, 2003

Read Observer Article on Water Quality

NJ PIRG releases a report on connection between development and water quality. SBB comments. Read April 10 Obsever article
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Mar 29, 2003

Good News in TR – 1400 Acre Rezoning Strengthened !

Save Barnegat Bay has assisted Dover Township in strengthening the rezoning of 1400 acres around Fischer Blvd, Church Road, and...
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Feb 22, 2003

Model Public Contracting Ordinance

This carefully drafted ordinance would make it illegal for anyone who makes a campaign contribution beyond a small amount to...
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Feb 3, 2003

Good News in Seaside Heights!

A big THANK YOU to local objectors who are battling to stop their town from turning into another Atlantic City!...
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Jan 31, 2003

Traders Cove Update – A Victory!

Superior Court Judge Eugene Serpentelli agrees with SBB: You can't be in two places at the same time! BUT THE...
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Jan 29, 2003

Dubious Political Contributions in Brick Township

Development interests pushing luxury homes on the Traders Cove site are well paid-in to the Brick Democratic fund raising machine,...
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Jan 27, 2003

Read excellent letter on Pay to Play

Former SBB Director and Brick Environmental Commission Chairman Glenn Compton had an excellent letter on the "Pay to Play" phenomenon...
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Jan 26, 2003

Bayville Update

Because SBB blew the whistle,Berkeley Township, led by planners and engineers Schoor DePalma, withdrew the NJ Pulverizing site (Fisher's Pit)...
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Jan 25, 2003

A Victory in Brick – And for Brick

The Township Council has voted to repeal the Planned Residential Waterfront Community Ordinance, which applied to much of Brick's 53...
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Jan 10, 2003

Clean Government Alert – Phone McGreevey

A public contracting bill, A427, will prevent businesses who do business with the state from making "Pay to Play" political...
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Jan 9, 2003

January 2003 BRC testimony

January 8, 2003 Testimony of: William deCamp Jr., President Save Barnegat Bay Before the: Boat Regulation Commission State Police Headquarters,...
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Jan 1, 2003

Metedeconk Watershed Resources at the Trust for Public Land

With the USEPA support, the Trust for Public Land, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and U.S. Forest Service designed the Source Water...
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Dec 4, 2002

Rally for a Speed Limit – December 4 @ 7:30 PM

You are invited to a meeting on how you can help bring about a speed limit on Barnegat Bay. Wednesday,...
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Dec 2, 2002


A 9-point list on how you can help create a speed limit on inshore tidal waters from Raritan Bay to...
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Nov 24, 2002

Help “SPARE” Jackson Twp from overdevelopment!

Find out about "SPARE"- the newly formed group in Jackson Township that is fighting to save nearly 1,000 acres of...
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Nov 18, 2002


The NJ Boat Regulation Commission is considering a speed limit on Barnegat Bay. The opposition from industry and "performance powerboat"...
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Nov 17, 2002

FAQ’s on a Speed Limit on Barnegat Bay

Frequently Asked Questions about a speed limit on Barnegat Bay. Also, read SBB's testimony before the Boat Regulation Commission. Frequently...
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Nov 16, 2002

Proposed Resolution to Create Local Boat Operation Rules

Read the Borough of Mantoloking's proposed resolution to the Boat Regulation Commission seeking to enact special local boat operation rules....
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Nov 16, 2002

Speed Limit Testimony

November 6, 2002 Testimony of: Willie deCamp, President Save Barnegat Bay Before the New Jersey Boat Regulation Commission Raritan Yacht...
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Nov 15, 2002

Model Municipal Resolution on Speed Limit

Your Municipality or Borough can help by adopting a resolution supporting a speed limit of 30 mph, from May 1...
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Nov 13, 2002

Cell Tower Alternatives Must Be Explored

In 2002 Sprint sought variances for an intrusive 80 foot cell tower near the firehouse in Ocean Beach. Alternatives need...
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Nov 12, 2002

Help Save Open Space and Create Waterfront Parks

Please write Freeholder John Bartlett, PO Box 2191, Toms River, NJ 08754 and urge the Ocean County Freeholders to (1)...
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Nov 10, 2002

Review SBB’s Many Accomplishments in the Last Year

Save Barnegat Bay has been very most active year ever. Have a look at our successes from Bay Head to...
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Nov 9, 2002

Update on Bay Head Train Yard Victory !

Bay Head citizens led by Sue and Brian Shore have won an enormous victory by persuading NJ Transit to relocate...
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Nov 7, 2002

Internet Exclusive: See Stafford’s Open Space Map

This is the only place on the Internet where you can view the official Open Space and Recreation Plan map...
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Oct 30, 2002

Waretown Referendum Wording

QUESTION TO BE PLACED ON REFERENDUM – GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT: Should the Township Committee of the Township of Ocean pursue...
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Oct 29, 2002

Berkeley Passes Open Space Referendum

With encouragement from Save Barnegat Bay, the Berkeley Township Environmental Commission and others, the Berkeley Township Council placed an open...
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Oct 27, 2002

Waretown Ballot Question: Who Are You Kidding?

Pro-development elected officials have pushed through, by a vote of 54% to 46%, a sham ballot referendum in order to...
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Oct 26, 2002

Write letter to Save Waretown

Write the State Planning Commission to keep Waretown from being massively overdeveloped. To: Anyone wanting to prevent massive overdevelopment of...
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Oct 22, 2002

Observer Editorial on 539 Sewer

Officials wise to dump sewer-line Published in the Ocean County Observer 10/22/02 Little Egg Harbor Township officials wisely have abandoned...
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Oct 15, 2002


On Wednesday, October 16 @ 7:30 PM at the Pinelands Regional High School Auditorium on Nugentown Road. STOP THE SEWER...
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Oct 4, 2002

Letter to Tuckerton Residents

Why and how Tuckerton residents should oppose the sewer extension from Frog Pond Road to the Garden State Parkway. (SEE...
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Sep 23, 2002

Is Berkeley Township Favoring K. Hovnanian?

Berkeley Township's tardy response to K. Hovnanian's lawsuit raises the question of whether the Township is really trying to win....
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Sep 17, 2002

Stop Builder from Creating “Jackson City”

Please attend the informational hearing on Thursday night, October 3rd at 7:00pm at the Jackson Memorial High School, Fine Arts...
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Aug 9, 2002

Zoning Deceit in Seaside Heights

Press accounts of development interests' attempts to increase the allowable building height in Seaside Heights have been extremely inaccurate. Here's...
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Aug 5, 2002


Is Waretown hiring its professionals on merit? Or for some other reason? Take a look at this chart of all...
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Aug 2, 2002


Are Professionals in Berkeley Being Hired for Merit?Read this PARTIAL list of campaign contributions by professionals servicing Berkeley Township, and...
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Jul 15, 2002

Seaside Heights Building Height Issue

On August 6 a large crowd helped convince the Seaside Heights Council not to introduce an ordinance that would have...
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Jun 30, 2002


See the reports filed with the State Election Law Enforcement Commission by the Committee to Re-elect Rumpf and Gormley for...
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Jun 29, 2002

Bay Head Junction

New Jersey Transit should be required to do an Environmental Impact Statement prior to any construction. Read SBB's testimony. Testimony...
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Jun 29, 2002

Tired of NOISY or SPEEDING Powerboats?

The answer is to report the name and location of the offending craft to the Marine Police. Point Pleasant Station...
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Jun 23, 2002

Our Annual Meeting – Wednesday, June 26 @ 8 PM

SBB's highly informal Annual Meeting will be held at the Lavallette First Aid Building, between Washington and Philadelphia Avenues, near...
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Jun 19, 2002

Traders Cove Petition

The petition form is available in either PDF (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader -free download) or Microsoft Word format. Download as...
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Jun 9, 2002


Mantoloking Urges County purchase of Traders Cove as park. RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF MANTOLOKING,...
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May 9, 2002

Help Repeal High Density Waterfront Zoning

in Brick Township. Save Barnegat Bay is working for repeal of the Planned Residential Waterfront Community zoning ordinance(PRWC). See map...
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May 9, 2002

FAQ’s on Brick’s High Density Waterfront Zoning

Frequently asked questions about the Planned Residential Waterfront Community (PRWC) ordinance that SBB and Brick residents want TOTALLY REPEALED. See...
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May 8, 2002

Make Your Voice Heard in Brick

How to make your voice heard in Brick Township. Ask for total repeal of PRWC. Ask for total repeal of...
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May 8, 2002

URGENT – BAYVILLE – Help Save Open Space

Mayor Varano and the Berkeley Township Council have a powerful tool at their disposal to fight overdevelopment, but they have...
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May 8, 2002

Help Stop K. Hovnanian in Bayville

Thank Berkeley Council President Nathan Abbe for voting not to grant K. Hovnanian a zoning change for 1,600 houses near...
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May 3, 2002

May 7 PRWC Release

For Release: May 7, 2002 Contact: Willie deCamp 732-830-3600; 732-714-0334 SAVE BARNEGAT BAY ASKS BRICK RESIDENTS TO ATTEND PLANNING BOARD...
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Apr 28, 2002

Why Brick is Right on Zoning Repeal

Read Save Barnegat Bay's letter to Mayor Scarpelli supporting repeal of the Planned Residential Waterfront Community (PRWC). Save Barnegat Bay...
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Feb 18, 2002

Help Stop the Proposed Development at Traders Cove

in Brick Township. Save Barnegat Bay is objecting to a proposal to put 62 attached housing units, a restaurant, and...
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Feb 10, 2002

Volunteer Opportunities at Island Beach State Park

Get to know the Bay better by volunteering at the Interpretive Center and Herbarium. ISLAND BEACH STATE PARK: THE CROWNING...
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Feb 7, 2002

URGENT: Help Ocean County Save More Open Space

The single most effective step that can be taken for the conservation of open space in Ocean County is for...
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Dec 15, 2001

Political Money & the Environment

Read Don Bennett of the OBSERVER on Save Barnegat Bay's efforts to get the money out of politics. Read the...
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Dec 13, 2001

What’s New on the Bay? SBB Eelgrass Update

News from Someone Who Gets His Feet Wet, the venerable Pete McLain. See Submerged Aquatic Vegetation map. What's New On...
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Dec 5, 2001

Waretown Alert – Thurs, Dec 13, 8 PM

Those who wish to prevent a massive "town center" from being built in the woods north of Wells Mills Road...
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Nov 28, 2001

Read OBSERVER Editorial on Waretown Center

OBSERVER: TOWN CENTER PLAN WRONG FOR OCEAN Published in the Ocean County Observer 11/29/01 While officials in many Ocean County...
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Sep 7, 2001

Land conservation in Brick Township – MAPS

View maps depicting land acquisition progress on Metedeconk Neck. Save Barnegat Bay, in cooperation with other groups and agencies -...
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Jul 22, 2001

Money & Politics: Questions About Ciba-Giegy Tract

Campaign contributions from two huge pharmaceutical interests raise questions concerning the environment and political money. Opinion: LARGE POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS BY...
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Jun 6, 2001

Lands Save by County Open Space Program

A penny on your tax bill has translated into over 2,100 natural acres being saved so far. SBB helped lead...
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May 31, 2001

“Greenbriar at Waretown” Development Threat

The 1500 unit "Greenbriar at Waretown" development proposal threatens to permanently diminish the township's environment and quality of life. Re:...
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May 9, 2001

URGENT Waretown Hearing

On Wednesday, May 16, @ 1 PM at the Municipal Building the future of the entirety of Waretown east of...
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Jan 1, 2001

The Scientific Characterization of the Barnegat Bay-Little Egg Harbor Estuary and Watershed

This report contains important scientific and technical information pertaining to various aspects of watershed resources, water quality, water supply, habitat,...
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Nov 2, 2000

Thank you Reedy Creek Volunteers!

About twenty volunteers, including Den 9 of Pack 163, turned out to haul trash from the woods at Reedy Creek...
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Sep 17, 2000


Here's some of the Fabulous Stuff you can win at SBB's Third Annual Silent Art & Gift Auction at Crystal...
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Sep 16, 2000

You’re Inivited to SBB’s Silent Art & Gift Auction

Save Barnegat Bay is hosting its First Annual Silent Art & Gift Auction at Crystal Point Yacht Club on Thursday,...
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Sep 15, 2000

Silent Art & Gift Auction: Gifts Galore !! – PART II

YOU REALLY MISSED IT! We had so much Great Stuff to auction and raffle there wasn't room for it all...
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Sep 14, 2000

Native Planting Centerpieces

These species, donated by Pinelands Nurseries, will be featured as centerpieces at the Save Barnegat Bay Silent Art & Gift...
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Sep 14, 2000

Silent Art & Gift Auction: Gifts Galore !! – PART I

YOU MISSED IT! Here's some of the Fabulous Stuff you could have won at SBB's Second Annual Silent Art &...
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Sep 2, 2000

Directions to Crystal Point Yacht Club

Directions to Crystal Point Yacht Club 3900 River Road Point Pleasant, NJ 08742 732-295-7000 (Crystal Point Yacht Club was formerly...
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May 11, 2000

SBB & Others Kickoff Pay to Play Campaign

On May 10 the Ocean County Money & Politics Action Group, with which SBB is active, kicked off Dover and...
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Jan 21, 2000

Alert: Land Acquisition Funding

Write Senator Corzine to urge more federal acquisition funding to expand the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge. Re: Please...
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Jan 15, 2000

Dery Bennett – A great leader gone

Dery Bennett, former Executive Director of the American Littoral Society, mentor to a generation of environmentalists, and inspirational leader of...
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Jan 14, 2000

Robert Jahn 1946-2009

Robert Jahn of South Mantoloking, renowned historian of Barnegat Bay, died November 17, 2009 at Ocean Medical Center in Brick...
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Jan 14, 2000

In Memoriam: Evan R. Spalt, 1910-2000

Remarks from Save Barnegat Newsletter, Summer 2000 Save Barnegat Bay mourns the passing of a leader and a true friend,...
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Jan 12, 2000

In Memoriam: William Dodsworth deCamp, 1917 – 2005

A Eulogy for William Dodsworth deCamp delivered by his son, January 20, 2005. Remarks in Memory of William Dodsworth de...
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Jan 1, 1970
Jan 1, 1970

Outreach Education for Barnegat Bay Municipal Officials & Local Communities

Outreach Education for Barnegat Bay Municipal Officials; Local Communities NEMO (Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials) provides information, education and assistance...
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Jan 1, 1970
Jan 1, 1970

Lease Agreement Traders Cove
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Jan 1, 1970

Brown water coming from the new storm water pump station on 8th Ave in Seaside Park

Brown water coming from the new storm water pump station on 8th ave in Seaside Park,NJ #barnegatbay #water —...
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Jan 1, 1970

Student Grant Program 2015

We'd like to introduce the six recipients of this year's Student Grant Program! Three students will be working together as...
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Jan 1, 1970

Joint Senate and Assembly Environment Committe Hearing

On Monday, July 21st at the Toms River Municipal building, second floor, there will be a summer meeting of the...
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Jan 1, 1970

Barnegat Bay Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study Volume 1

Completed by the US Army Corps of Engineers, the purpose of this feasibility study is to develop various ecosystem restoration...
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Jan 1, 1970

Sea change needed in attitude about the environment

Britta Wenzel,executive director of Save Barnegat Bay, said her organization is lobbying Gov. Chris Christie's administration to declare the bay...
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Jan 1, 1970

Finders-Keepers not the Law
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