The Sedge Island Marine Conservation Zone is an ecologically sensitive ecosystem within Barnegat Bay. The creation of the Conservation Zone has helped reduce impacts of personal watercraft on submerged aquatic vegetation, which is the foundation for much of the marine life found in the bay. In addition, it has created many outdoor recreation and natural resource education opportunities for the public, among many other benefits!
Join us for the 2nd Annual “Conservation Celebration: Sedge Islands” on Saturday, June 16, 2018 to help celebrate the achievements of the Sedge Islands Marine Conservation Zone at Island Beach State Park while giving the public an opportunity to enjoy the natural splendors of Sedge Islands. This is a FREE (with paid park entry) family-friendly event!
During the day we will have multiple tours, hands-on activities and demonstrations available to the public, including guided tours of the historic Sedge House, osprey nest viewing and talks with NJ osprey expert Ben Wurst, kayaking tours, clamming in Barnegat Bay, fishing, a terrapin release, kids activities, and more!! Stay for lunch and sample fresh shucked Barnegat Bay clams, hosted by The Friends of Island Beach State Park at the Nature Center at 12:30pm.
* Events are filled on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive 15 minutes before each activity to ensure your participation in ongoing events throughout the day!
Learn more about the Sedge Island Marine Conservation Zone.
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