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The Barnegat Bay Blitz Rain Barrel Challenge

The Barnegat Bay Blitz Rain Barrel Challenge is a competition that engages schools and youth groups located in the Barnegat Bay watershed to learn about the bay and how people can help protect its water quality and natural resources. The students investigate the theme of the Challenge then work together to design rain barrels that address the theme.

The theme for the Challenge this year was Celebrate Barnegat Bay's plentiful resources! Schools and groups were asked to select their barrel design from the following options:
1) The Bay offers harvestable food sources - Such as clamming, crabbing, fishing, etc.; or
2) The Bay offers recreational resources - Such as sailing, boating, kayaking, swimming, etc.; or
3) The combination of 1 and 2.

Winning barrel Congratulations to the 2014 Winner of the
Barnegat Bay Blitz Rain Barrel Challenge!


Barnegat Bay Blitz Water Festival 2014

North Dover Elementary School
Toms River, New Jersey



North Dover Elementary School won an educational Barnegat Bay Festival that was held at their school on June 17, 2014.

In addition, all of the schools and groups that participated in the Rain Barrel Challenge were invited to and honored at the New Jersey Clean Communities Kids Day event on Wednesday, May 21, 2014.

Rain Barrels Summer Tour •  To see where the rain barrels are on display this summer, click HERE. (xlsx)
•  For the invitation to businesses to host a rain barrel click HERE. (PDF)
•  If you would like to showcase one of the barrels at your business or public
    venue, contact barnegatbayblitz@dep.state.nj.us.


Resources for Barnegat Bay Blitz Rain Barrel Challenge:
  • Press Release: Long Beach Township Gets a Bit Greener With School Kids’ Rain Barrel
  • For a detailed flyer about the Rain Barrel Challenge click HERE. (PDF)

  • To view photographs of the 2014 rain barrel designs, click HERE.
  • Rain Barrel Mini Demo Model
  • To learn more about water conservation click HERE.

  • To learn more about rain barrels click HERE.

  • To build your own miniature Rain Barrel Demo model see instructions HERE.
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