Friends of Island Beach State Park
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Barnegat Bay Island

The Friends of Island Beach State Park is a non-profit volunteer organization formed to enhance interpretive, educational, recreational and research programs, and events at Island Beach State Park.

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Our Mission

Osprey Wildlife

Our mission is to further public appreciation and stewardship of the park.  Our members come from a wide range of  backgrounds and occupations but have in common a  variety of interests in this beautiful State Park.

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Get Involved

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With volunteer events taking place throughout the entire year, there's always a way for you to get involved! Check out our calendar of events for upcoming dates or just stop by our office during regular business hours.

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Latest News

Nov. 17, 2014

The Friends of Island Beach State Park are excited to share some of the many photos taken at this year’s Beach Plum Festival.  This year’s festival was a fantastic success and we’d like to thank everyone who came out and spent … Continue reading


Oct. 20, 2014

FALL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING – OCTOBER 25,  2014 AT 10:30 AM All members are invited to attend the Fall General Membership Meeting and lunch at the Island Beach State Park Interpretive Center.  7 miles from front gate. A short business meeting with election … Continue reading


Oct. 19, 2014

2014 Beach Plum Festival Kayak Winner, Susan Shaw, Congratulations!!! Eleanor Notre Chrzanowski’s photo


Jul. 28, 2014

HAVE YOU SEEN A COPY OF OUR 2014 VISITOR GUIDE OR BUILDING OF THE NORTH JETTY ON ISLAND BEACH BARNEGAT INLET 1937-1940 researched and written by noted author Ferd Klebold?  Both are posted in their entirety on this site.  Go to … Continue reading


Mar. 6, 2014

Dates for Upcoming Outreach Programs   May 17th  – Ocean Fun Day – OBA1,  May 18th  – Governor’s Surf Fishing Tournament – IBSP,  June 1st    – Barnegat Bay Partnership Festival  – Island Heights,  June 7th    – Beach Grass Planting … Continue reading