‘Charting a Course for Barnegat Bay’ Conference

Mainland Holiday Inn
Rt. 72, Manahawkin, NJ

The nonprofit Save Barnegat Bay – the mission of which is to restore and protect the bay and its ecosystem – is hosting a three-day conference.

Members of the public are invited to attend one or more days of “Charting a Course for Barnegat Bay.”

Tuesday, Oct. 22, focus on law enforcement and its role in protecting Barnegat Bay.

Wednesday, Oct. 23, zeroes in, primarily, on the responsibilities of elected and appointed municipal leaders and agency officials.

Thursday, Oct. 24, the spotlight is on non-governmental organizations, environmentalists, students and young professionals’ parts in restoring the bay.

Within those general areas, topics include: sea grass and coastal marshes, fisheries updates, underwater search and rescue equipment overview, sea level rise, open space progress, watershed management planning, oyster restoration, abandoned crab pot removal program, stinging sea nettles, dredging, the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant, plastics bans, living shorelines, the Oyster Recycling Program and more.

Register online at savebarnegatbay.org/participate/charting-a-course.

Each day’s pass costs $35, or pay $100 for attendance all three days.

Registration includes continental breakfast, deli lunch buffet and afternoon break snack.