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Everything You Should Know About The Friends of IBSP!

The Friends of Island Beach State Park (Friends of IBSP) 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.

Our members come from a wide range of  backgrounds and occupations but have in common a  variety of interests in this beautiful State Park. The Friends of Island Beach State Park, Inc. is a non-profit tax exempt corporation as defined by the United States Internal Revenue Code 501-C-3 and was officially incorporated in 1996.

Our primary objectives include:

  • To raise and receive funds or property to assist in the enhancement of the nature habitat, buildings, and properties of Island Beach State Park.
  • To encourage protection of the barrier island ecosystem.
  • To support activities, educational & special events, and programs that further public appreciation, participation, and stewardship of the park.
  • To encourage support for park programs through volunteer participation, fund raising, and dissemination of information.

2017 Board Members

With the New Year comes a new team of critical thinkers and passionate board members who are ready to take Island Beach State Park into the future. With new partnerships and fresh faces, we introduce the new energetic team for 2017:

  • Acting President - Bill Gwyer
  • Vice President - Judy Merritt
  • Treasurer - Rich Eberle
  • Corresponding Secretary - Gerry Finnegan
  • Recording Secretary - Bonnie Delaney
  • Membership Secretary - Sandy Bonagura
  • Trustee - Ray Halgreen 
  • Trustee - Grace Sica 
  • Trustee - Dominick Solazzo
  • Trustee - Justin Auciello
  • Trustee - Tim Husar

Friends of IBSP Special Advisers

  • Marketing & Branding Director  - Jenn Husar
  • Director, Barrier Island Classic - Josh Starner
  • Content Specialist, Instagram - Kristin Asay


Our Partners

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