Barnegat Bay Landscaping Manual Now Available in Spanish

Jun 14, 2017

Ocean County Soil Conservation District’s publication “Low Maintenance Landscaping for the Barnegat Bay Watershed” is now available for the first time in Spanish. The guide is online at

This comprehensive, user-friendly booklet details an eight-step process to design a low-maintenance and environmentally friendly landscape appropriate for Ocean County’s sandy soil and other unique conditions.

According to Becky LaBoy, the district’s education coordinator, Georgian Court University student Gisselle Meza dedicated more than 200 hours to translate the literature into Spanish as part of a service learning course requirement. The Brick Township Municipal Utilities Authority, meanwhile, helped facilitate the project.

“By thoughtfully managing our landscapes, we can all become stewards of Barnegat Bay and our local environment,” said LaBoy. “Our landscaping and lawn care choices have a direct impact on our water quality and quantity, and our enjoyment of the natural resources of the area.”   —J.K.-H.

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