Our highly informal Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 29 @ 7 PM at the Lavallette First Aid Buidling (on Bay Blvd, between Washington and Philadelphia Aves near water tower) will feature speakers on education, advocacy, and opportunities regarding Barnegat Bay.
Finish by 9 PM.

Save Barnegat Bay
906-B Grand Central Avenue
Lavallette, NJ 08735


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Contact: Willie deCamp or Jen O’Reilly 732-830-3600


Save Barnegat Bay’s Annual Meeting will feature brief speakers on topics involving education, advocacy, and opportunities to protect Ocean County’s most important natural resource, our Bay.
The meeting – which is highly informal and open to the public – will be held on Wednesday, June 29, at 7 PM at the First Aid Building in Lavallette, near the gazebo on Bay Boulevard between Philadelphia and Washington Avenues. The meeting will end by 9 o’clock
“Our speakers will be brief and should give an idea of the breadth of the ways in which people can get involved in protecting the natural environment of Barnegat Bay,” said Willie deCamp, the group’s president.
Scheduled speakers include:
– Sixth graders from St. Dominic’s School in Brick, who recently won a national U.S. Army-sponsered science contest. Save Barnegat Bay helped them develop their winning topic of marina impacts on water quality in the Metedeconk River.
– Nicole Simmons staff attorney for Clean Ocean Action, who will update citizens on COA’s major new proposal to create a Clean Ocean Zone off the New Jersey Shore. Save Barnegat Bay is a member group of Clean Ocean Action.
– SBB Board member Frank Kenny, who will give an update on the campaign to achieve Pay-to-Play public contracting reform in Toms River. This is an important environmental issue because it speaks directly to the question of whether public contracts go to professionals for whom public and environmental interests come first.
– Helen Henderson of Lacey Township, who has been nominated to serve on the Save Barnegat Bay Board, will give an update on the Lacey Rail Trails proposal, one of the most important conservation efforts in the Barnegat Bay watershed.
– Award winning film director George Chase, who will display some of the results of Save Barnegat Bay’s “Project Video”, which has thus far created half a dozen DVD educational videos concerning Island Beach and Double Trouble State Parks.
– Jim Merritt, Director of the Sedge House project at Island Beach, who will give an ecological update on the Sedge Islands and Marine Conservation Zone within Island Beach State Park.
– Jennifer O’Reilly, Save Barnegat Bay’s Associate Executive Director, who will offer ways in which people can help with the group’s September 22 Silent Auction, as well as other volunteer opportunities.
– Willie deCamp, Save Barnegat Bay’s President, who will give a brief update on three issues: the proposed development at Traders Cove; a new development threat at Reedy Creek; and the planned formation of a “Friends” of Reedy Creek support group.
“This meeting should advance our dual goals of protecting the Bay and getting people involved”, said deCamp. More can be learned about the group at

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