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Dune Grass Plantings

Thank you!

On Saturday, March 25th 2017 over 250 volunteers that gathered to help plant 30,000 american beach grass plants at Island Beach State Park.

We cannot thank you enough for being a part of this planting, we could not have done it without all of our wonderful hardworking volunteers. Thank you for being committed to helping protect and restore our park.

Please check back for more info about our fall planting!


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 March 25.


The Friends of Island Beach thanks our sponsors for the 2017 events. Please support local these local businesses who support the park and the community: 

Here are photos from our largest fall planting on December 3, 2016. 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