Get Involved with Island Beach State Park

Programs & Events

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.

Register for the Birds of IBSP program here. 

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

Join your friends for our semi annual general membership meeting. We will enjoy a morning of great speakers, great lunch and even better camaraderie. Take a few hours to learn about all of the great things happening in the park this season and how you can get involved. And, help us celebrate our 2016 volunteer of the year!

Register for the meeting so we know how much food to prepare!

 

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. Register to ReClam the Bay here!

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 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
May
7
Sun
IBSP Lecture Series – The Sedge Islands Marine Conservation Zone
May 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Dr. Jim Merritt, program director at the Sedge Islands Natural Resource Education Center for more than 15 years, will talk about the Conservation Zone, which contains 1,600 acres of highly productive tidal marshes, creeks, ponds, and open water. The purpose of the Conservation Zone is to protect and interpret the wildlife resources while reducing user conflicts and maintaining the traditional uses of the area. Dr. Merritt plans to share some of his favorite kayaking routes and said he may even divulge the spot where he rakes his clams. Register for Dr. Jim's talk here!

May
13
Sat
IBSP Lecture Series – Piping Plovers: Island Beach State Park, NJ and Beyond
May 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Todd Pover, Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey’s beach nesting bird project manager, will be here to talk about efforts to help the federally threatened and state endangered plover population. Last summer, a piping plover pair nesting on the Southern Natural Area beach at Island Beach successfully fledged two chicks. It was the first ocean side nest in more than 25 years and the first in the park in more than a decade. Register for the program here

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
23
Wed
Barrier Island Classic – JR. Surf Contest
Aug 23 – Aug 25 all-day
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

Sep
23
Sat
Barrier Island Classic – PRO Surf Contest
Sep 23 – Sep 24 all-day
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!