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Conservation Celebration: Sedge Islands

June 17, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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 on the bay. In addition, it has created many outdoor recreation and educational opportunities for the public, among many other benefits!

Join us to help celebrate the achievements of the Sedge Islands Marine Conservation Zone at Island Beach State Park. During the day we will have multiple tours and demonstrations available to the public, including guided osprey tours, kayaking tours, clamming demos, terrapin talks and more! Stay for lunch and enjoy a Clam Bake hosted by The Friends of Island Beach State Park at the Nature Center.


  • 3 Guided Osprey Tours with Expert Ben Wurst, Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ. Boat will leave the dock at 9:30am, 10:30am, 2pm. Please be at Parking Lot A21 15 minutes before each tour, to meet with staff. Limited to 10 people/tour. First come, first served! No children under 12 years old. BYO Binoculars!
  • 2 Guided Kayak Tours – kayaks will be available or bring your own. Please be at Kayak/Canoe launch site, near A21 Tour 1 starts at 10am Tour 2 starts at 1:30pm
  • Clamming Demo – meet at Nature Center at 11am & 2pm. Short walk along trail to Bay
  • Terrapin Talks & Tour of new Turtle Garden throughout the day at the Nature Center.
  • Sample clams grown in the Sedge Island Marine Conservation Zone at noon (provided by Friends of Island Beach State Park).

Learn more about the Sedge Island Marine Conservation Zone.

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Nature Center
Forked River Interpretive Center
Berkley Township, NJ 08734 United States
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