Get Involved with Island Beach State Park

Programs & Events

Mar
5
Sun
IBSP Lecture Series – Marine Mammal Stranding Center
Mar 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Since 1978, the Marine Mammal Stranding Center, a private, nonprofit organization, has responded to over 4,800 strandings of whales, dolphins, seals and sea turtles that have washed ashore throughout New Jersey. They’ve responded to numerous incidents at Island Beach, including responding to a rare Blainesville’s beaked whale weighing close to 800 pounds that washed ashore dead at Island Beach on Jan. 1. Learn more about their work, what to do and what not to do if you see a stranded turtle or marine mammal, and how you can help.

Register for Marine Mammal Stranding Center lecture here.

Mar
11
Sat
IBSP Lecture Series – Native Plants and Your Jersey Shore Yard – Perfect Together
Mar 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Just in time for Spring planting, Karen Walzer, public outreach coordinator for the Barnegat Bay Partnership and co-leader of the Jersey Shore chapter of the Native Plant Society of New Jersey,  will present “Native Plants and Your Jersey Shore Yard – Perfect Together!” Native plants not only add beauty to your yard, they offer important  environmental and economic benefits. Come see a selection of lovely native plants that thrive in Jersey Shore soils and climates and learn about the resources available to homeowners on the “Jersey Friendly Yards” website, including a searchable plant database.

Register for the native plants program here!

Mar
12
Sun
IBSP Lecture Series – Clean Ocean Action
Mar 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

More information and registration coming soon!

Read below for more information about the lecture series...

Lecture Series

 

Mar
19
Sun
IBSP Lecture Series – Save Barnegat Bay
Mar 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join Save Barnegat Bay’s executive director Britta Wenzel to learn about its mission to restore and protect Barnegat Bay and its ecosystem by being a strong and independent voice for the Bay throughout the watershed, including all of Ocean and part of Monmouth Counties.

Register for the Save Barnegat Bay program here.

Mar
25
Sat
Dune Grass Planting – Volunteer Opportunity @ Ocean Bathing Area 1
Mar 25 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Mar
26
Sun
IBSP Lecture Series – American Littoral Society
Mar 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Meet Helen Henderson, Ocean Planning Manager for the Mid-Atlantic region of the American Littoral Society. The topic: ocean planning and the Barnegat Bay.

Register for the American Littoral Society program here. 

Apr
2
Sun
IBSP Lecture Series – The Birds of Island Beach State Park:
Apr 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join Becky LaBoy to learn about the birds of Island Beach State Park and then go on a birding hike. According to Birding in Ocean County, Island Beach State Park is the best place in Ocean County to go birding. A total of 328 species have been seen on the 10-mile-long strip of land by this birding community.

Registration will open soon. Please check back!

Apr
8
Sat
FOIBSP Board Meeting
Apr 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

This is a closed board meeting. If you are interested in joining the board of the Friends of Island Beach State Park please reach out to: william.gwyer@friendsofislandbeach.org

Spring General Membership Meeting
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Please join us for a general meeting open to all members of the Friends of Island Beach State Park!

More details coming soon!

Apr
9
Sun
IBSP Lecture Series – ReClam the Bay- Sea, Touch & Learn
Apr 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

ReClam the Bay is a local non-profit that promotes environmental involvement and education by growing and maintaining millions of baby clams and oysters at upwellers located along the Barnegat Bay.

Registration will open soon. Please check back!

Apr
16
Sun
Easter Trail Hike, History, and Adventure:
Apr 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join the Friends of Island Beach for a hike, history talk, and photography adventure. Area photographers will be on hand to give some tips on photographing wildlife and scenery, so bring along your camera. The ospreys will be back by then and will be visible at the nearby Pete McLain Osprey Cam Nest.

Registration will open soon! Check back!

Apr
30
Sun
May Day Festival
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Jun
25
Sun
FOIBSP Board Meeting
Jun 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

This is a closed board meeting. If you are interested in joining the board of the Friends of Island Beach State Park please reach out to: william.gwyer@friendsofislandbeach.org

Aug
27
Sun
FOIBSP Board Meeting
Aug 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

This is a closed board meeting. If you are interested in joining the board of the Friends of Island Beach State Park please reach out to: william.gwyer@friendsofislandbeach.org

Nov
11
Sat
FOIBSP Board Meeting
Nov 11 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

This is a closed board meeting. If you are interested in joining the board of the Friends of Island Beach State Park please reach out to: william.gwyer@friendsofislandbeach.org

General Membership Meeting
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Please join us for a general meeting open to all members of the Friends of Island Beach State Park!

More details coming soon!