Get Involved with Island Beach State Park

Programs & Events

New Years Day Hike @ Swimming Area 1 Island Beach State Park
Jan 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Ring in the New Year at beautiful Island Beach State Park! Join the Friends of IBSP for a scenic walk down the beach. Walk is approximately 1.5 miles out and back, but feel free to turn back at anytime. Naturalists will be on site to point out the flora and fauna present. Winter is a great time to experience the a natural beauty of the IBSP!

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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.

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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.

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