Spring  Newsletter

Spring has sprung! There is so much happening in the park in the coming weeks. 

Please join us on April 8 for our semi-annual General Membership Meeting.   And, make sure to plan a visit to the park on April 30 for our May Day celebration. Details for these events and more below!

If you just want to get a quick fix of IBSP at your desk check out the Ocean Camera on OBA 1 and the Pete McLain Osprey Camera. They're live! 

See you around the park! 
Friends of Island Beach State Park 
S ave the Date: 4/8/17
General Membership Meeting

Join your friends for our semi annual general membership meeting. We will enjoy a morning of great updates from the park, great lunch and even better camaraderie. 

Take a few hours to learn about all of the great things happening in the park this season and how you can get involved. 

And, help us celebrate our 2016 volunteers of the year!

May Day Festivities 

Hit the beach before the crowds!
We'll have Yoga, Tai Chi, Island music, kids' games, environmental displays and naturalist presentations, and nature hikes! Food will be available to purchase.

Lecture Series

This year the Friends of Island Beach State Park has launched a new lecture series. Since February we've hosted seven lectures with a 100+ attendees.

Join us on Sundays through Mid-May to hear from speakers from local environmental organizations. 

NJ Earth Week

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has administered the Earth Day -
New Jersey website (www.earthdayNJ.org) for almost 20 years.

The Earth Day - New Jersey website features an Events Calendar that lists between as many as 100 or more public events, including fairs, cleanups, plantings, festivals, walks and outdoor programs.

Science of the Shore  

This is the seventh installment of the "Science of the Shore Column" written by Bianca Charbonneau, Phd candidate. 

Dunes are a really great place to learn about succession because the process was discovered on them and you can see the communities - it is the gradual increase in complexity that you may have noticed as you walk up a beach path through the dune system.
Read more here. 
Save the Date: 
Barrier Island Classic Surf Contest 

Juniors Tournament: 
August 23, 2017  (No wave day 8/24 or 8/25)

PRO Tournament: 
September 23, 2017 (No wave day 9/24)

We're committed to making Island Beach State Park - one of New Jersey's most popular state parks - one of it's best cared for. Thanks for your continued support!
visit our website at 

Friends of Island Beach State Park
PO Box 406, Seaside Park, NJ 08752