Barnegat Bay Partnership Mission

We are committed to restoring, protecting, and enhancing the natural resources of the Barnegat Bay ecosystem.
sunrise on barnegat bay
Sunrise on Barnegat Bay. © Greg Molyneux

The Barnegat Bay Partnership (formerly the Barnegat Bay National Estuary Program) is a partnership of federal, state, municipal, academic, business, and private organizations that work together with the communities of the Barnegat Bay watershed to help restore, protect, and enhance the water quality and natural resources of the Barnegat Bay and its watershed.

It is one of 28 National Estuary Programs throughout the United States and is administered by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The Barnegat Bay Partnership is a department of Ocean County College, a community college located in Toms River, New Jersey.

In this section you will find detailed information about the Barnegat Bay Partnership, including our mission, early Program history, and our system of ecosystem-based management.

If you have any questions about Barnegat Bay Partnership, our mission, programs and people or ways in which you can help protect Barnegat Bay, we encourage you to contact us.

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