Rutgers online undergraduate education program in “Environmental Pollution and Organic and Sustainable Agriculture” was the winner of a 2013 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award in the Environmental Education category. This award is presented to “an educator, student, group of students, or class that has planned and implemented a project or program with measurable, positive environmental impacts.” [Read more...]
The Monmouth County Master Gardener program is accepting applications for its next round of training. The deadline to apply is Jan. 6. "Each Master Gardener trainee receives in-depth, hands-on training in horticulture from the best in the field – Rutgers Cooperative Extension Service professional staff and their associates at Rutgers University and Brookdale Community College," Monmouth County Freeholder Lillian G. Burry said. "The program includes plant biology, propagation, soil science and pest control…" To become a Master Gardener, an individual must live in Monmouth County, be available to attend 10 weeks of classes, and make a commitment to provide gardening information and services to the community.
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Now in its eighth year, the Barnegat Bay Shellfish Restoration Program (BBSRP) has enrolled another round of volunteers who are trained to conduct educational outreach and expand the effort to grow hard clams and oysters in land-based nurseries along the bay. These hard clams and oysters are eventually transferred into the bay. BBSRP is a program jointly run by Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Ocean County and NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Bureau of Shellfisheries. [Read more...]
4-H horse club members from throughout the state will be participating in the New Jersey State 4-H Championship Horse Show, Aug. 23-25, at the Horse Park of New Jersey in Allentown, NJ in Monmouth County. Over 200 4-H members from throughout New Jersey will gather to compete in the English, Western, Dressage, Driving, Very Small Equine, Challenged Rider and Game Divisions. [Read more...]
The warm waters of the bay, enriched with nitrogen from environmental runoff, make Barnegat Bay inviting for jellyfish, so much so that in some areas, the water looks almost like jelly on the surface. Read what Mike Kennish of Rutgers Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences has observed in the bay.