Free “Streaming the Barnegat Bay Watershed” Programs in May

An exciting new program, funded through a grant from the Barnegat Bay Partnership, has been developed by Nature Photographer and Author Bob Birdsall and Field Ecologist Terry O’Leary.  Entitled “Streaming the Creeks and Rivers in the Barnegat Bay Watershed,” this program features stunning images as well as natural and cultural information for the 20 main streams that flow into the Barnegat Bay. 

Following the streams from their headwaters in the Pine Barrens to their mouth at the bay, Birdsall, O’Leary, and a team of volunteers captured fascinating photographs and recorded the GPS locations of 175 waypoints along the streams.

Experience a virtual trip down the streams to the bay with Birdsall and O’Leary at two free presentations offered this May.  They will present their program on May 14th at 10:30 a.m. at Jakes Branch County Park (1100 Double Trouble Rd, Beachwood) and again on May 24th at 6:30 p.m. at Pinelands Preservation Alliance (17 Pemberton Road, Southampton Township). For more information about the presentations, contact Terry O’Leary at tmoleary@gmail.com.

The Barnegat Bay Partnership’s Communication and Education Grant Program supports projects which increase public understanding of the bay’s ecosystem and how humans impact it, promote stewardship of the bay’s valuable resources, and encourage public participation in protecting and restoring the bay. For more information about the grant program and funded projects, visit http://bbp.ocean.edu/pages/242.asp or contact Karen Walzer at kwalzer@ocean.edu.