Barnegat Bay Information

As stewards of Barnegat Bay, Ocean County has and will continue its ongoing efforts to preserve and protect this watershed.

The following is information on the many steps taken by the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders to protect Barnegat Bay. Actions by Ocean County have been ongoing for many years, including upgrades to drainage systems, improved stormwater quality management programs, natural lands purchases, and a host of other programs including award winning programs and programs that have been used as models by the state relating directly to protecting the watershed.

Powerpoint Presentations:

Lakeside Drive Drainage Phase II

Stormwater Presentation

Water Quality

View video about County Expands Pumpout Boat Program

Related Websites:

For more information on Ocean County’s Stormwater Management efforts visit:

To access information on Ocean County’s Natural Lands preservation program visit:

To access the State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection for the Barnegat Bay

Press Releases:

Catch Basin Inspection A Rite of Summer

Freeholders Oppose New Property Taxes for Stormwater Authority

Caring for Barnegat Bay Letter to the Editor

Stormwater Management Practices Highlighted from 6-10-2009