Get Involved with Island Beach State Park

February 2017 Events – Get out! Get Busy!


Come out and join us this February for some fresh air, good conversation and camaraderie!


Saturday, Feb. 11 - Owl Always Love Island Beach State Park Event: Join us for a unique fundraiser to celebrate the Snowy Owl and help IBSP fundraise for new dune fencing. Let's Come Together And Paint This Beautiful Snowy Owl That Was Photographed By Alyssa Della Fave Inside The Park, On A Piece Of Wood For A Unique Piece Of Art Created By YOU! Hosted By Timeless Creations By Cindy Of Manasquan. The Cost To Participate Is $50.00 With $20.00 Of That Going Back To The Park To Help Them Get The Fencing They Need. Light refreshments will be served. Learn more about the event on the park's Facebook page. 


Sunday, Feb. 12 - Project Terrapin: Come learn about the Northern Diamondback Terrapins that frequent the Barnegat Bay and Island Beach State Park from Dr. John Wnek, research coordinator for Project Terrapin and science supervisor at the Ocean County Vocational-Technical School’s Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science (MATES). Dr. Wnek has worked with terrapins at Island Beach State Park and North Sedge Island since 2002. Project Terrapin will be holding a public hatchling release at Island Beach on May 20th and you’re invited. Register for the Project Terrapin Lecture here!


Sunday, Feb. 19  - Americorps NJ Watershed Ambassador Program: Danielle Fadeski, Americorps Watershed Ambassador for Barnegat Bay, will talk about the health of the Barnegat Bay. She is one of 20 watershed ambassadors in New Jersey. The program, now in its 17th year, is administered by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Register for the Watershed Ambassador Program here!


Sunday, Feb. 26 - Historical Adventure Trail Hike: Join the Friends of Island Beach State Park and learn more about the shacks, lifesaving, baymen, and hotels at Island Beach State Park. Hike will be held, weather permitting. Register for the Historical Adventure Trail Hike here!