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Who are the Friends of Island Beach State Park?

The Friends of Island Beach State Park is a non-profit volunteer organization formed to enhance interpretive, educational, recreational & research programs, and events at Island Beach State Park. Our mission is to further public appreciation and stewardship of the park.

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Latest News Around the Island Beach State Park


Guest Column: The Snowy Owl – Winter Visitors

January 22, 2017

By Jim Merritt, Past President of the Friend of Island Beach State Park  Snowy Owls ( Bubo scandiacus)  have returned to Island Beach.  They spend their summers on their breeding...Continue »


Science of the Shore – A Tale of Two Beaches: Winter & Summer Beach Profiles

January 12, 2017

  This is the sixth installment of the “Science of the Shore Column" written by Bianca Charbonneau, Phd candidate. Have a science question you would like answered? Email Bianca at »


New Years Day Hike

December 24, 2016

  Kick off the New Year at your favorite park! You're invited to join The Friends of Island Beach State Park on January 1st from 2 to 4 p.m. for...Continue »


In Memoriam: Pat Vargo, Past FOIBSP President

December 24, 2016

Friends of Island Beach past president, Pat Vargo, of Bayville, died Dec. 1. Pat, thank you very much for your years of dedication and hard work for the Friends. You...Continue »

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