The Barnegat Bay Partnership (BBP) is hosting Planning for a Future Barnegat Bay, a State of the Bay conference, on September 29, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Ocean County College. At the event, experts will discuss current Barnegat Bay conditions and next steps towards improving them. Attendees will learn how ongoing and future research and restoration activities can help reach the BBP’s ecosystem-based targets for protecting and restoring the bay and its watershed.
All are welcome to attend this free event, which is being held at Ocean County College’s Gateway building in Lecture Hall 104. Registration is required; there is also an option to attend virtually for those who cannot attend in person.
Speakers at the conference will include the following:
Dr. Neil Ganju (US Geological Survey): What the future might hold for Barnegat Bay shorelines and marshes;
Ms. Virginia Rettig (US Fish and Wildlife Service) and Ms. Kimberley McKenna (Stockton University): NJ Bay Islands Initiative;
Dr. Christine Thompson (Stockton University): Lessons learned from the Tuckerton Reef regarding oyster restoration potential in the bay;
Dr. Elizabeth Lacey (Stockton University): Seagrasses in the bay and what their current status and trends may portend for the future; and
Mr. Scott Douglas (NJ Department of Transportation): Regional sediment management plan.
REGISTER HERE for this event. If you have any questions, contact Karen Walzer, BBP Outreach Coordinator.