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Programs & Events

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

https://www.friendsofibsp.org/barrier-island-classic-surf-contest/

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

https://www.friendsofibsp.org/barrier-island-classic-surf-contest/

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!