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About

SP Environmental Advisory Committee

Upcoming Events

Ocean Fun days
Celebrating Our Environment
with Two Days of Free Family Fun!

Come to NJNG’s thirteenth annual Ocean Fun Days and celebrate the wonders of the Jersey Shore. Enjoy hands-on exhibits, classes, nature tours and children’s activities. Learn from marine scientists, researchers and environmentalists how to preserve our coastal resources so we can all continue to enjoy them for years to come.

Saturday, May 21, Seaside Park
Island Beach State Park

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Rain or shine

Bring the entire family – it’s FREE!

*Mention Ocean Fun Days at the gate for FREE park entrance! Park only in the designated Ocean Fun Days lots.
You’ll have oceans of fun!

Activities include:

  • Coastal Crafts
  • Eco Tours and Workshops
  • Energy Scavenger Hunt
  • Children’s Games and Prizes
  • Youth Fishing Clinics
  • Beachcombing 101
  • Face Painting
  • Touch Tanks and Exhibits

Event Brochure

Save the Date: Barnegat Bay Festival on June 5th

barnegat-bay-festival
This year’s Barnegat Bay Festival promises to be the best yet! Join us for a day of free family fun on Sunday, June 5th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m at the Wanamaker field in Island Heights. Enjoy a wide range of free programs and activities, including eco-tours by pontoon boat or kayak, seining demonstrations, Jenkinson’s Aquarium touch tank, Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge live animals, environmental crafts, and music. Browse the offerings of local artisans, eat some delicious food, and take home a native plant for your yard.

Volunteers Needed for
“Paddle for the Edge 2016”

paddle-for-the-edge
Do you have a kayak, canoe, or stand-up paddleboard? The Barnegat Bay Partnership is looking for paddling enthusiasts to help collect important data about the condition of shorelines along the bay. With many miles of shoreline, our scientists can’t do it alone — we need the help of citizen science volunteers like you!

In 2015, the BBP launched the first “Paddle for the Edge” event. Volunteers paddled a total of 20 miles of shoreline and collected more than 650 data points with their smartphones. Visit our website to see an interactive map of the 2015 survey points and to learn more about this study.

We are continuing our survey of the bay’s shoreline in 2016. The time period for collecting data this year will be June 18th through July 5th. Spend just a few hours on the water anytime during these dates recording some basic information at a series of points and help us reach our goal.

Interested? Before being assigned a section of shoreline to survey, you will first need to attend one of the following training sessions:

June 13th 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Toms River Library
Register here

Questions? Email Paddle4TheEdge@gmail.com.

Is Your Yard Jersey-Friendly?

jersey-friendly-yards
http://www.jerseyyards.org/
As warmer weather entices us outdoors, we begin thinking about what to plant in our yards or maybe even consider starting a whole new landscaping project.

If your goal is to have a yard that’s beautiful, low-maintenance, and friendly to the environment and wildlife, then look no further than the Barnegat Bay Partnership’s Jersey-Friendly Yards website
for information.

Learn how to start with healthy soil, landscape with native plants, avoid invasive plants, reduce fertilizer and pesticide use, conserve water, provide habitat for wildlife, and much more. Try the site’s “Interactive Yard” and experience the steps to Jersey-Friendly landscaping, search the Plant Database and create a custom plant list for the specific conditions in your yard, and locate nurseries that sell native plants.

A Jersey-Friendly landscape is low-maintenance and friendly to our wallets, saving time and money. It’s also the key to improving water quality in the Barnegat Bay. Stormwater runoff from our yards washes lawn chemicals and other pollutants into our streams and eventually into the bay. Jersey-Friendly yards help by capturing and absorbing more rainwater and reducing pollution at the source, resulting in cleaner water and a healthier environment for everyone in our watershed.

2016 Annual Notice of Meetings

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to the New Jersey Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 et seq., that the Borough of Seaside Park Environmental Advisory Committee has established the following schedule (beginning at 7:30 p.m.) for their Regular Committee Meetings for the Year 2016:

Wednesday, January 13th
Wednesday, February 10th
Wednesday, March 9th
Wednesday, April 13th
Wednesday, May 13th
Wednesday, June 11th
Wednesday, July 13th
Wednesday, August 10th
Wednesday, September 14th
Wednesday, October 12th
Wednesday, November 9th
Wednesday, December 14th

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that these meetings will be held in the Borough Council Chambers located at Sixth and Central Avenues, Seaside Park.

Karen Barna
Borough Clerk

January 14, 2016

  • Filed in the Office of the Seaside Park Borough Clerk
  • Posted in the Seaside Park Borough Hall
  • Posted on the Borough of Seaside Park official website
  • Asbury Park Press

2016 Members

Chair Term
Denise Koury (3 yr., 1/15 – 12/2017)
Vice Chair
Edith Klink (3 yr., 1/14 – 12/2016)
Secretary
Ann Hayes (3 yr., 1/16 – 12/2018)
Members
Margaret Husar (3 yr., 1/14 – 12/2016)
Lynda Roberts (3 yr., 1/13 – 12/2018)
Sherry Villano (3 yr., 1/13 – 12/2018)
Gregory Penn (3 yr., 1/14 – 12/2016)
Maureen O’Haire (3 yr., 1/15 – 12/2017)
Liaison (Council Member)
Michael Tierney (1 yr., 1/16 – 12/2016)

Environmental Advisory Committee

Seaside Park’s Environmental Advisory Committee has openings for interested citizens who want to join the committee and the town’s Green Team. The mission of this group is “to define the community’s responsibility to the environment and through educating the public to turn Seaside Park into a model community for Environmental Stewardship.”

Any resident interested in serving on the Green Team must first complete the following Citizen Leadership Form (PDF) and submit it to Borough Clerk Karen Barna for consideration of any future vacancies.

Mission Statement and Goals

The Seaside Park Environmental Advisory Committee (SPEAC) is a volunteer resident group, which is appointed yearly by the Mayor and Council at its Reorganization Meeting. SPEAC is committed to working with Borough Officials to promote environmental sustainability and to support green projects, which will make Seaside Park a greener place to live, work and play.

Long Term Goals:

  1. To promote Sustainable Environmental Practices
  2. To define the Community’s responsibility to the environment
  3. To educate the public about the environment and turn Seaside Park into a model for environmental Stewardship

Short Term Goals 2015:

  1. To promote and support in the Dune Grass plantings on the ocean beach front
  2. To be participant in the development of environmentally sound water drainage projects and garden plantings in conjunction with the Route 35 redesign
  3. To continue to offer a series of Environmental Lectures and Presentations to the citizens of the Borough
  4. To work with the Borough’s web master to help design and update the SPEAC link on the Borough’s website and newsletter
  5. To facilitate the remediation of the bayside vegetation
  6. To work in cooperation with Mayor and Council to promote the Environmentally sustainable projects
  7. To continue the development of the Seaside Park Butterflies by the Bay garden
  8. To identify areas of the town that could benefit from native plantings

Energy Conservation

The Borough of Seaside Park has recently made great strides in the area of Environmental Stewardship. As one of the newest EnergyStar Paratners, Seaside Park will have access greater access to the resources and skills necessary to drive the community to the forefront of environmental stewardship.

We have joined the national effort of Environmental Sustainability through EnergyStar and Sustainable NJ. If you want more information about these programs please visit www.energystar.gov or www.sustainablenj.com

Through these programs we have developed a community Green Team whose role is to define the community’s responsibility to the environment and through educating the publc will turn Seaside Park into the model community for Environmental Stewardship!

We look forward to working with our community and our new partners to developing the best programs that will respect the environment, save money, jobs and most importantly improve the area where we live.

Please contact us at kleier@seasideparknj.org if you have any questions or comments.