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All catch basins in Lavallette empty directly into the Barnegat Bay. Your efforts to reduce these types of pollution sources will have a significant impact on the water quality of the Barnegat Bay.

 

 


Available in Pdf Pdf File
& Online FormatExternal Link
Program through Save Barnegat Bay and Clean Ocean Action

 


Visit the recycling page for information on recyclable materials.

 

Please Recycle When Bulbs are finished workingExternal Link

 

Visit The Electric Page for tips on saving energy.

 


Association of New Jersey Environmental CommissionsExternal Link

 

Earth Hour

 

Barnegat Bay Classification Map
Barnegat Bay Shellfish Classification Map Pdf File

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Water Sense
is the Water equivalent of Energy Star.
EPA Website

Environmental Committee

 

Environmental Protection Advisory Committee Members

Lee Horan, Liaison Anita Zalom, Liaison
Donna Franzoso  Mark Fertakos
Patricia Hoffman Mark Speaker

 

NJ DEP Hurricane Sandy Information

http://www.nj.gov/dep/special/hurricane-sandy/ External Link

 

Environmental Committee Meetings

Held at the Lavallette Borough Hall
1306 Grand Central Avenue at 7pm
Meetings will be quarterly on the third
Wednesday of the month @ 7pm.

2013 Meeting Schedule to be Posted.

Environmental Speaker Sessions

Held at the Upper Shores Library
 112 Jersey City Avenue at 7pm
These meetings will consist of different speakers.

No Speakers Scheduled
At This Time

Speakers will be announced as they are scheduled.
If you have a topic you would like to see discussed please let us know.

 

 Barnegat Bay Blitz

May 9, 2012
Help make the second Barnegat Bay Blitz better than the first! On Wednesday, October 19, 2011, over 2,400 volunteers (including DEP Commissioner Martin, DEP officials and staff), cleaned up dozens of areas in the Barnegat Bay watershed's 37 municipalities. Volunteers came from a wide array of local groups including students, senior citizens, environmentalists, business and local government leaders, and even military personnel from Fort Dix.
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New Rules For Using Lawn Fertilizers

New rules for using lawn fertilizers in New Jersey are in effect for both professionals and homeowners.
This year a ban starts on application during winter, when excessive nutrients are more likely to wash off lawns and get into waterways.

  • A March 1 to Nov. 15 season for homeowners who fertilize their own lawns.
  • A March 1 to Dec. 1 season for lawn care professionals, who convinced lawmakers they need the extra two weeks to wrap up their fall season.
  • Fertilizer must not be applied within 10 feet of a water body or left scattered on pavement.
  • Lawn fertilizers must contain at least 20 percent of their nutrients as slow-release nitrogen.
  • Phosphorus is being phased out of lawn fertilizer and will be allowed only in cases where a soil test reveals a specific deficiency in that nutrient. Slow-release nitrogen formulas will be phased in over the year.
  • Fines for violations can be up to $500 for a first offense or $1,000 for a second offense. The state Department of Environmental Protection can seek an additional civil penalty of $1,000 for egregious violators.

Source: APP.com; New Jersey Public Law 2010, Chapter 112


Diagram courtesy of NOAA

 


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The Lavallette Environmental Committee is working on having Lavallette become Sustainable Jerseytm Certified

www.sustainablejersey.com External Link

 

Thanks to the following environmental groups who attended Heritage Day!External Link


Ocean County Master Gardeners


Ocean County Master Composters

Training Program


www.bbnep.orgExternal Link
The Barnegat Bay Partnership

 

Any other groups interested in attending please let us know.

 

2Good2Waste
Ocean County is getting ready to launch a new recycling program that focuses on the reuse of materials. This program will help Ocean County residents reuse items by providing a central web-based exchange program. www.2good2waste.org/oceancountynj/ External Link


Navigation Bullet The Giant Clams Of Barnegat Bay

Our Clam is finished and out in front of our Beach Badge Office!

Guant Clam

The Environmental Committee would like to thank the
"Paint the Clam" Artist Mary Jo Austin.External Link

 

Navigation Bullet Lavallette is on the "The Clam Trail"

Lavallette Environmental Committee with the generous support of the Heritage Committee has purchased a Giant Clam. Our clam will be in front of the Beach Badge Office when finished.

 

REClam The Bay

ReClam The Bay is an organization dedicated to providing education and awareness about the environmental
benefit of shellfish filtering, feeding and cleaning our estuary. Our mission is to involve the general public so they will understand that the quality of the water in our estuary, and the quality of the shellfish we eat, are really their responsibility. By involving the public in the care, feeding and life cycle of these fragile creatures we believe that our citizens will better understand how working with the shellfish can help to clean up our environment and keep it clean. Visit them Here and Travel the Clam TrailExternal Link

 

RutgersThe New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) is an integral component of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The experiment station provides a diverse range of research, extension, and education programs that serve the people of New Jersey and the urban, suburban, and rural communities in which they live. More InformationExternal Link

 

Navigation Bullet Information on Shellfish Harvesting

A valid shellfish license (commercial or recreational) is required for any shellfish harvesting in New Jersey and shellfish permitsExternal Link are required for commercial harvesting. For more information on a shellfish harvesting license and other regulations (such as size limits),
contact the New Jersey Division of Fish, Game & Wildlife, Bureau of ShellfisheriesExternal Link at (609) 748-2040.

Each year, the Bureau of Marine Water Monitoring collects approximately 10,000 water samples and analyzes these samples at its laboratory facilities in Leeds Point, NJ. In addition, bureau staff regularly perform field surveys of the coastal shoreline to monitor any actual or potential pollution sources. This information is reviewed each year in order to update the classification of the state's coastal waters for shellfish harvest.

Barnegat Bay Classification Map
2011 Barnegat Bay Classification Map Pdf File

 


Navigation Bullet Island Bay Front Gardens

An environmentally-responsible landscape for the Lavallette Bay Front.  “Island Bay Front Gardens” is being created through careful design and planning, which includes soil testing and selection of plant species native to the Barnegat Bay watershed and the coastal region.  The objectives of this garden are: reduce non point source pollution by developing and adopting Integrated Pest Management methods and use of organic, slow-release nitrogen fertilizers, eliminate the need for irrigation systems by careful plant and site selection, achieve public participation with all stages of the project, educate the community on the benefits of the gardens features, and provide access to the bay by way of a low impact foot path. Educational signage will also be located in the garden to provide a greater understanding of the garden’s benefits to visitors.


Kill Deer Eggs at the Island Bay Front Gardens
Be careful where you walk
(Images Taken on a Mobile Phone)

 

The Value of Native Plants

 

 

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How to Make Compost

 

 

Navigation Bullet The Barnegat Bay Watershed

The Barnegat Bay is a valuable natural resource. It provides habitat for numerous aquatic species. It is also provides many different types of recreational opportunities for those who live in or visit this area.

Non-point source pollution, that is pollution from automobiles, construction, fertilizers and pesticides applications, animal waste, litter, and urban runoff, is estimated to contribute up to 60% of our existing pollution problems.

 

 

Navigation Bullet Low Maintenance Landscaping for the Barnegat Bay Watershed

"Low Maintenance Landscaping for the Barnegat Bay Watershed"

Because You've Got Better Things to do than Maintain your Yard!

It covers topics ranging from pruning & fertilizing and also recommends perennials and grasses suited to our area. Available for free to download at www.ocscd.orgExternal Link

 

 


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Navigation Bullet Pet Waste

 

Pet Waste

Clean and plentiful water is important to our families, our environment, our economy and our quality of life.

Did you know that animal waste from pets can pollute our waters? When left on the ground, pet waste is washed by rain and melting snow and ice into storm drains that carry it to our rivers, lakes, the ocean and drinking water.

Animal waste contains a high concentration of nutrients as well as bacteria and disease-causing microorganisms
that can cause problems.

What you can do.

Pet owners or anyone who takes your pet for walks must properly dispose of the waste by picking it up, wrapping it and either placing it in the trash or flushing it unwrapped down the toilet.

Your municipality is required to adopt and enforce local pet-waste laws. At a minimum, your community must require that pet owners or their keepers immediately and properly dispose of their pet’s solid waste deposited on any public or private property not owned or possessed by that person.

People with assistance animals such as Seeing Eye dogs are exempt. Make sure you know what your municipality requires – and follow it. Thank you for doing your part to keep New Jersey’s waters clean.

 

Navigation Bullet World Oceans Day

A powerful opportunity to bring local and global attention to the impact climate change is having on the ocean, what that impact will mean for ocean and human life, and how we can all make simple, important changes to reduce our CO2 emissions, halt climate change, and preserve our children's ocean legacy.

World Oceans Day

Helping make others more aware of the importance of the ocean in our lives, the opportunities each of us has to help through our daily actions, and by joining with people all over the world in celebrating World Oceans Day, we can make a real difference for our one one ocean, one climate, and one future!

World Oceans Day - Protect Our Oceans. More InfoExternal Link

 

Navigation Bullet Fishing Information


Pdf File

Recreational Fishing Size Summary Sheet Pdf File

 

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