Post-Sandy Recovery Continues as the Christie Administration Restores Summer Nature Programs at Island Beach State Park
On June 20th, the NJDEP posted a News Release that announced that nature programs at Island Beach State Park will be restored for the summer season. The Christie Administration sees the reinstatement of nature programs as an important step in the process of the park’s full recovery after Superstorm Sandy. DEP Commissioner Bob Martin praised the staff at Island Beach State Park for its efforts in restoring the park, and noted that its restoration is particularly important because it is “one of the most popular state parks in New Jersey.’’
Island Beach State Park offers programing that educates visitors about the plant and animal life that lives on the 10-mile barrier Island. Much of the programming is hands-on; visitors can seine in the Barnegat Bay, hike or walk along nature trails, or kayak with a park naturalist. More information about these programs can be found here.
The park’s WILDCHILD program for children and teens is also up-and-running for the summer. It offers different programs for children of different ages, including a program that teaches kids the science behind waves and also how to surf.
More Information about Island Beach State Park’s nature programs is available in the NJDEP’s June 20th, 2013 News Release.
A mobile app for New Jersey’s state parks and forests is available on the NJDEP homepage.
More Information about Island Beach State Park and its educational programs can be found on the park’s website.