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Dune Grass Plantings

Spring Dune Grass Planting

March 10, 2018 

(Rain Date: March 24)

We need ~200 volunteers to help us plant beach grass at Island Beach State Park.

Registration will open soon!

Throughout the spring and fall the Friends of Island Beach State Park team up with many other organizations to plant dune grass in the park.


Why do we plant dune grass? Dune grass plays an important role in stabilizing the dunes during storms. Dunes are the primary defense against storms and the powerful ocean surge.

What can you do? Join us for a future planting! The next dune grass planting will be on December 2.


The Friends of Island Beach thanks our sponsors for the 2018 events. Please support local these local businesses who support the park and the community: 

Here are photos from a recent dune grass planting. Many thanks to photographer and FOIBSP Board Member Ray Halgreen for sharing the images. 


And, here is video from the same day (12/3/16). Thank you Gregory Coraggio