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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 2015 Challenge is From Land to the Barnegat Bay-The Natural Areas of Our Watershed. This theme was chosen so that participants can explore the natural land areas that lead into the Barnegat Bay, such as forests, marsh, meadow and grassy areas.

Download the Rain Barrel Challenge flyer for more details.

Registration for the 2015 Rain Barrel Challenge is now open! Sign up HERE to enter your school into the competition!

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 •  The 2014 Rain Barrel Tour is now over. To see the 2014 tour brochure click HERE.

•  If you would like to host a barrel for the 2015 Summer Tour at your business or
    public venue, contact barnegatbayblitz@dep.nj.gov.


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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