Get Involved with Island Beach State Park

Programs & Events

Feb
17
Sun
Conservation Talk – Native Plants of IBSP
Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join Jason Hafstad as he takes us on a virtual tour from ocean to bay discussing the ecology of the island's plant communities, including the beach, dunes, maritime forest, and salt marshes. Register Here

Feb
24
Sun
Conservation Talk: Marine Mammal Stranding Center
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Since 1978, the Marine Mammal Stranding Center, a private, nonprofit organization, has responded to over 5,000 strandings of whales, dolphins, seals, and sea turtles that have come ashore in New Jersey. Join Lauren Harshaw, Education Coordinator, to learn more about their work, what to do and what not to do if you see a stranded animal, and how you can help.

Short hike to follow, weather permitting.

Register Here

Mar
10
Sun
Beach Grass Planting
Mar 10 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Volunteers needed! Join us for our annual beach grass planting project and help us restore the dunes of IBSP!

Mar
24
Sun
Conservation Talk – Save Barnegat Bay
Mar 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join GraceAnne Taylor of Save Barnegat Bay 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.

A short hike will follow, weather permitting.

Register Here

 
 

Mar
31
Sun
Conservation Talk – Blue Crabbing at Barnegat Bay: Secrets from the Deep
Mar 31 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This program will focus on blue crabs and methods used to capture crabs.  Dr. John Wnek will discuss a project in which derelict crab pots were recovered from Barnegat Bay over the course of four years with some results on bycatch.  It will also focus on research that is addressing optimal crab captures and reduction of bycatch.  It will be an interactive program and there will be ways for you to get involved in our new crabbing initiative. Register Here

Apr
7
Sun
Spring Membership Meeting
Apr 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
May
4
Sat
May Day Spring Festival and Pet Expo
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The May Day Spring Festival at Expo will feature a native plant sale, craft vendors, food, music, family fun, and more! Bring your pet along while you browse the extensive lineup of pet products and services at the Pet Expo.

Jun
1
Sat
National Trails Day
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Jun
15
Sat
Conservation Celebration
Jun 15 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Jun
27
Thu
Thursdays in the Park
Jun 27 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Jul
14
Sun
Membership Meeting
Jul 14 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Jul
18
Thu
Thursdays in the Park
Jul 18 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Jul
25
Thu
Thursdays in the Park
Jul 25 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Aug
8
Thu
Thursdays in the Park
Aug 8 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Aug
22
Thu
Thursdays in the Park
Aug 22 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm