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8 Steps to a Jersey-Friendly Yard

The Jersey-Friendly Yards website is a tool for home gardeners to plan, design and install your own Jersey-Friendly garden. Explore


Showcasing the Island Heights Library’s Jersey-Friendly Garden

Come explore the newly installed Jersey-Friendly Garden at the Island Heights Library. The presenter will showcase native and Jersey-Friendly plants,


Attracting Birds to Your Landscape

Explore perennials, grasses, shrubs and trees that are beneficial to birds and easy to grow in your yard, using the

A Jersey-Friendly landscape with native plants in place of lawn.

Bringing Nature Home to Your Jersey-Friendly Yard

Clean drinking water and healthy waterways for fishing and swimming are important to all of us, but what can we


Upcoming Events

  1. Teachers on the Estuary (TOTE) workshop: New Jersey’s Estuaries, from Top to Bottom

    August 10 @ 9:00 am - August 12 @ 4:00 pm
  2. Project Wet 2.0

    August 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Communication and Education Committee Meeting

    August 24 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  4. Phytoplankton, Harmful Algal Blooms, and the Water Quality Variables that Impact Them

    September 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  5. Advisory Committee Meeting

    September 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Science Updates

Learn about the current conditions of the bay in the 2021 State of the Bay Report.

See current water-quality data from our three continuous monitoring stations in the bay, which transmit data in near real time to NJDEP. Data are available HERE to download and use.


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