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Barnegat Bay Festival 2017

Barnegat Bay Festival 2017
Sunday, June 4
10am – 4pm, Rain or Shine
Wanamaker Field, Island Heights
http://bbp.ocean.edu/pages/266.asp

This day of free family fun reaches out to year-round residents and summer visitors to learn more about the Barnegat Bay, celebrate its resources, and to participate in interactive programs which stress the importance of the ecosystem to our Ocean and Monmouth County communities.

Environmental groups, as well as state and local agencies, provide excellent exhibits and activities that focus on the environmentally responsible ways we all can enjoy and protect the Barnegat Bay and its watershed. The entire family can participate in a myriad of environmental crafts such as fish printing and sea life origami. Festival-goers also enjoy decoy carving, interactive touch tanks, seining demonstrations, and other displays exploring life along the Bay, past and present. For a chance to get up close and personal with the Bay, attendees can take advantage of eco-tours such as kayaking through area creeks or traveling cross-bay with Ocean County naturalists aboard the educational pontoon boat. Artisans and crafters sell marine art, jewelry, garden statuary, pottery, and custom-made skiffs; live music is provided throughout the day and festival food is available.

Take a Stand in the Sand

Earth Day in Seaside Park

On Earth Day, April 22, 2017, members of the Seaside Park Environmental Committee and volunteers started work to refresh the Native Plant garden at the Department of Public Works. The garden was installed before Sandy and while some plants have flourished, others were overgrown or damaged. After the clean up, some new native plants will be added to the garden this spring.

5th Annual Yard, Garden & Native Plant Fair


https://www.facebook.com/OceanCountyParks/photos/a.846102265446347.1073741837.838167322906508/1401592859897282/?type=3&theater
5th Annual Yard, Garden and Native Plant Fair
at Jakes Branch County Park in Beachwood
Saturday May 20th, 12:00 – 4:00 pm
(732) 281-2750 for information
Early Bloomers Nature walk, Make your own seedling pots, free seeds and seedlings

The 34th Annual Blueberry Festival


http://www.whitesbog.org/

Butterflies by the Bay Monarch Waystation

March 17, 2017

Dear Friends,

The “Seaside Park Butterflies by the Bay” Monarch Waystation is flourishing.  As you may remember the number of Monarch Butterflies has dwindled since Superstorm Sandy.  To help the butterflies return to Seaside, a garden was planted at the 14th Avenue pier, 14th and Bayview Avenues.  We would like the children and residents of Seaside to again be a part of our town project.  We will purchase a butterfly kit or the caterpillar refills (for those that kept their kits from last year) for those that are interested.  The families will raise the butterflies from the caterpillar stage to adult butterfly.  On Sunday, June 4th, before the Fish Hat Parade, we ask that you join us at the butterfly garden with your butterflies in the net house and as a group we will set them free.  Families can keep the kits for their own personal use.

If you are interested in raising the butterflies, please contact me by Monday, March 27th, at mtohaire@msn.com with your name, email address and phone number. Let me know if you need the butterfly kit or only the caterpillar refill.  The refills contain the caterpillars and their food.   Our plan is one butterfly project per household.  There will be 4 – 5 caterpillars per kit/refill with instructions. We expect the butterfly kits/refills to arrive early May and will contact you with pick up time and place.   
 
We hope this will be a great way to start the Fish Hat Parade celebration and encourage residents to come visit “Seaside Park Butterflies by the Bay” Monarch Waystation.  Please spread the word to other Seaside residents that might be interested. 

 Thank you for your support! 
Sincerely,
Maureen O’Haire & Lynda Roberts
Seaside Park Advisory Environmental Committee

732 250 4954
mtohaire@msn.com

Example: Name/Phone Number/Email address
                  My family is interested in the Seaside Park Butterfly Project.
                  We need the butterfly kit.
                  OR
                  We have the butterfly netting and need the caterpillar refill only.

I will reply to your email to confirm receipt.
If you do not hear from me, please email again or call. Thanks.

 Science Saturdays

The Foundation of Arts and Science on LBI is hosting a series of educational talks called “Science Saturdays.” For event information visit the LBIF Science Saturday event page.

2017 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 7:00 p.m.) for their Regular Committee Meetings for the Year 2017:

Wednesday, January 11th
Wednesday, February 8th
Wednesday, March 8th
Wednesday, April 12th
Wednesday, May 10th
Wednesday, June 14th
Wednesday, July 12th
Wednesday, August 9th
Wednesday, September 13th
Wednesday, October 11th
Wednesday, November 8th
Wednesday, December 13th

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 13, 2017

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

2017 Members

Chair Term
Ann Hayes (3 yr. 1/17 – 12/2019)
 
Vice Chair
Edie Klink (2 yr. 1/17 – 12/2018)
 
Secretary
Maureen O’Haire (2 yr. 1/16 – 12/2017)
 
Members
Jane Mason (2 yr., 1/17 – 12/2018)
 
Lynda Roberts (3 yr., 1/16 – 12/2018)
 
Sherry Villano (2 yr. 1/16 – 12/2017)
 
Gregory Penn (2 yr. 1/17 – 12/2018)
 
Denise Koury (2 yr. 1/16 – 12/2017)
 
Maureen O’Haire (3 yr., 1/15 – 12/2017)
 
Liaison (Council Member)
Ray Amabile (1 yr. 1/17 – 12/2017)

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.

2017 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 2017:

  1. To work in cooperation with Mayor and Council to promote Environmentally sustainable projects.
  2. Regular updates to the SSP web site for public information and opportunities
  3. Complete and install an educational sign at the Seaside Park Butterflies by the Bay (BBTB) garden (June 2017)
  4. Complete and install an identification sign for BBTB on the “Welcome To” signage at 14th Avenue parking lot and on the Marina SSP Events sign.
  5. Butterfly launch with local children and residents. (Blue Water week)
  6. Establish relationships and network with other barrier island Environmental committees.
  7. Tentative: speaker program on Native and Barrier Island Landscapes to be followed with a plant sale at the Farmer’s Market.
  8. Monitor the progress toward a Saturday garbage pick up arrangement.

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.