ReClam The Bay raffles

ReClam The Bay (RCTB) is a local 501(c)3 charitable organization, operating primarily in the Barnegat Bay estuary. One way RCTB raises funds is through annual raffle sales. 

They provide education about the Barnegat Bay watershed (which includes Barnegat Bay, Manahawkin Bay and Little Egg Harbor Bay) and how to conserve and improve it through shellfish-related, sustainable and resilient stewardship projects. 

RCTB is an all-volunteer organization that relies on contributions from individuals and businesses to support their efforts to grow shellfish, educate the public about water quality in the Barnegat Bay estuary and other “in the bay” projects like living shorelines.

Since so many community events have been cancelled this year due to COVID-19, such as Chowderfest which is a major source of their income, they are reaching out to the taxpayer/homeowner groups on LBI to see if their members can support RCTB by purchasing raffle tickets. 

The pictures below provide details on their raffle — and the copy below the photos explains how to get it touch and support RCTB

Drawings are held October 4, 2020.  You do not need to be present to win.

This year has been difficult for all of us due to Covid-19, and we at ReClam The Bay (RCTB) are no different.  Most of our work, including all our educational efforts, is funded through donations.  Educational sessions, selling RCTB gear and raffle ticket sales at various fairs, festivals and shows, including Chowderfest, is how we do most of our fundraising.  We are far behind where we need to be this year with so much being cancelled.   Can you help us?  There are many ways to donate:

  • at our website – reclamthebay.org
  • by texting RCTB to 44321 on your mobile device
  • but a fun and easy way is to purchase tickets for our annual raffle

Please email info@reclamthebay.org if you can help.  We will make arrangements to get you tickets through our members on LBI.

SCTA Happenings in August

In August of 2020, we ran two of our more popular events. Even though we had to social distance, these 2 events fit the bill. We held our annual Sand Sculpture contest and our second golf tournament of the season.

SAND SCULPTURE CONTEST

On Wednesday August 5th, we held our annual Sand Sculpture Contest: which is our most popular event of the Summer! As with everything in 2020, there were challenges to hold this event, even more than just social distancing.

As you might remember, the day before the event, a tropical storm came into town with high winds and it took out the power. When the event started, the town still had no power, but that did not deter people from coming out to show their artistic talents. We had 43 entries in 6 different age categories.  There were 100 people that attended who ranged in ages from 2 years way into adulthood. We had people who were vacationing from all over the country participate in this event.

Trophies were awarded for first, second and third places in all six age categories. Our judges had a very difficult time coming up with winners as all of the entries were top notch.


We would like to acknowledge Ron Jon Surf Shop for their years of sponsorship of this event. Due to the trying times we are in, they were unable to donate this year. We hope to have them back next year as a sponsor.

Some of the people in attendance had so much fun, they asked when it will be held in 2021. They told us that they plan their vacation around this event. This event is always held either the first or second Wednesday of August depending on the tides. Check the website every year to know when it will be held if you are interested in competing!

Here are some of the entries.

Below are pictures of the winners with their trophies.

2nd GOLF TOURNAMENT

On Wednesday, August 12th we held our the second of our annual Mini Golf Tournaments at Island Golf on the boulevard. The weather was a little warmer than for our first tournament, but that did not detract from the event.  We had sixty-five participants.

Congratulations to the first place winners in each category; Nolin (8 and under), Kate (9 to17) and Dick (18 and above).

We would also like to thank the volunteers who came out to help with scoring; Anita Barnes, Ray Saunderson, Jack Shields, Janice Brisco, Harold and Flo Meiser, Margie, John Gausz, Jean, Dennis and Michael Daniels, Chuck Edwards, Steve Sedlack and Steve Joerg

Special thanks to Island Golf and Big Dipper Ice Cream

Below are some pictures from the event along with pictures of the winners in each category.

Welcome to August from SCTA – Check out what’s happening!

August is one of our busier months and even with the pandemic, this August is no different.

ANNUAL SAND SCULPTURE CONTEST

On Wednesday, August 5th we will be holding our Sand Sculpture contest.
This event normally brings out the artist in everyone and is usually well attended.
It is a great event for social distancing!
It takes place on the 14th Street beach. The fun begins at 10 AM and judging starts around 1 PM.

ADMISSION IS FREE.

RAIN DATE IS THURSDAY, AUGUST 6TH

SECOND GOLF TOURNAMENT OF THE SEASON

On Wednesday, August 12th, we will be hosting the second of our annual golf tournaments.

Similar to the first one, this will take place at Island Golf, 603 Long Beach Boulevard. http://www.surfcityislandgolf.com/

It starts at 10 AM and goes until 11:45 AM.

Cash prizes to be awarded.

ANNUAL SUMMER MEETING

On Saturday, August 22nd, we will be hosting our annual meeting.

Due to the pandemic, the format will be changed slightly.

More details will be provided as they are formulated.

KEEP CHECKING BACK TO OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION.