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Get Your Bay Belly On!

Story by Tom P

For a fee of course, but the weekend-long hands-and-tummies-on course will pay back tenfold on the investment investigating the incredible edible bounties afforded by Barnegat Bay and its sedge islands, an eye-opening appreciation for the fragile ecosystems and an understanding of the urgent need for stewardship of this gem of a natural resource.

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NJ Gov. Chris Christie Speaks At Gov't And Media Conference
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The Internet Lit Up Chris Christie After “Beachgate”

At this point, mocking Chris Christie is like shooting fish in a barrel...very large fish, in a very large barrel.

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Island Beach State Park is closed to you — but still open to Christie’s guests

Police are turning people away from Island Beach State Park on the Saturday of Fourth of July weekend. But one family will have free access: Christie's.

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Photo Courtesy Liz Jeressi
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Temporary Beach Driving Ban To Be Implemented at Island Beach State Park

This is the second year in a row a temporary driving ban on the beach at Island Beach State Park will be happening due to an endangered bird. The driving ban begins Friday June 23rd

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Island Beach State Park Welcomes An Osprey Chick

Osprey chick #1 has hatched at Island Beach State Park!

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This Is Why You Don’t Drive Your Car On The Beach

This video shows why it's a bad idea to bring your car too close to the waterline.

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Island Beach State Park Ospreys Guarding Two Eggs

The osprey parents are closely guarding a nest that features two eggs.

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“May Day” is coming to Island Beach State Park

It's actually happening on Sunday, April 30th. The day before May 1st, so we'll let it slide this time. It's being hosted by The Friends of Island Beach State Park

"May Day" is from 9a-4p, and It's going to be a great day of family fun in Island Beach State Park at Ocean Bathing Area #1 which will consist of live music, vendors, food trucks, BBQ, Ziplines, games, face painting, prizes, crafts, and so much more...

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Island Beach State Park’s “Osprey Cam” Is Live!

Island Beach State Park's popular "Osprey Cam" is up and running for the 2017 season!

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Island Beach State Park dune grass planting.(New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection)
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Dune grass planting scheduled for Saturday at Island Beach State Park

Another step in keeping the shore ready for future storms takes place on Saturday at Island Beach State Park with the planting of dune grass, with the combined efforts of volunteers and state officials.

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Help Plant Dune Grass This Saturday at Island Beach State Park

You can join volunteers from AmeriCorps New Jersey, Friends of Island Beach State Park and the Barnegat Bay Partnership at 9:30 a.m. at Ocean Bathing Area 1 for the planting of 30,000 American Beachgrass plants.

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Take A Moonlight Hike At Island Beach State Park

The Friends of Island Beach State Park are holding the first Moonlight Hike of 2017 this Saturday.

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