February Newsletter

We are starting the new year off strong with a full line up of events at  
Island Beach State Park! 

Join us for the General Membership Meeting on March 3

Volunteer at the Spring Beach Grass planting on March 10
Learn something new and take a hike during one of our Conservation Talks every Sunday in February through April

As always we've listed out the volunteer opportunities. With every volunteer project and task - we, the Friends and our community - are contributing to a better park and culture.  Thanks for lending a hand. 

See you at the general meeting! 

- Friends of Island Beach State Park 

Save the Date for our 2018 Events

Want to know the date for all of our events in 2018 - we've got you covered! Check out our calendar so that you can mark yours and plan to attend the Beach Plum Festival, May Day, General Meetings, Dune Grass Plantings and more ...

Volunteer Opportunities

"The willingness to share does not make one charitable; 
it makes one free."
 - Robert Brault

Check out this list of great ways to get involved and share your time with the community:
  • Conservation Talks Lecture Series - Volunteers needed to help setup and breakdown every Sunday at 1:00 PM from February 11th through April 22nd
  • Merchandise and Design - We need a volunteer to help us reach out to designers for new merchandise purchases and keep track of inventory
  • Dune Grass Planting
    • We need a volunteer to help unload the truck the at IBSP on 3/9
    • We need volunteer team leads to help coordinate the day of the event 

Contact Stevie Thorsen if you are interested in helping out!

General Membership Meeting

March 3rd
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
IBSP Interpretive Center

Join your friends for our general membership meeting. Take a few hours to learn about all of the great things happening in the park this season and how you can get involved. We will enjoy great lunch and even better camaraderie. 

And help us celebrate the 2017 volunteer of the year! 
Please bring a dessert or appetizer to share.

Spring Beach Grass Planting
Saturday March 10th
9:30 AM
Swimming Area 1

It's that time of year again - join us for our annual spring planting! 
Volunteer a few hours to help plant beach grass in Island Beach State Park.
Planting beachgrass helps to build the dunes which in turn, creates habitat, increases coastal resiliency to storms, and is a wonderful community building event. 

Please plan to arrive Swimming Area 1 at 9:30am for registration. After registration, you will be assigned to a specific part of the park. You will most likely need to drive to your assigned location. Please bring a pole or shovel for planting.

Conservation Talks: Winter Lecture Series

Join us on Sundays, in February - April, as we bring leading conservationists into the park to tell us about their projects. Coffee and refreshments will be provided.  Each talk is followed by a guided walk.


R egistration required. We hope to see you there!

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