Friends of Island Beach State Park


Fox in the Grass by Ray Hennessy.

Fox in the Grass by Ray Hennessy.

The Friends of Island Beach State Park is a non-profit volunteer organization formed to enhance interpretive, educational, recreational & research programs, and events at Island Beach State Park. Our mission is to further public appreciation and stewardship of the park.

Friends of IBSP members come from a wide range of  backgrounds and occupations but have in common a variety of interests in this beautiful State Park. The Friends of Island Beach State Park, Inc. is a non-profit tax exempt corporation as defined by the United States Internal Revenue Code 501-C-3 and was officially incorporated in 1996.

Primary objectives include:

  • To raise and receive funds or property to assist in the enhancement of the nature habitat, buildings, and properties of Island Beach State Park.
  • To encourage protection of the barrier island ecosystem.
  • To support activities, educational & special events, and programs that further public appreciation, participation, and stewardship of the park.
  • To encourage support for park programs through volunteer participation, fund raising, and dissemination of information.

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