Opportunity Details

Families, Visitors & Travelers
Cleaning,Gardening/Planting,Debris Removal

Age Minimum (with Adult): 8+, Minimum Age:18+

Earth Keepers in Island Beach State Park

Island Beach State Park is a local treasure, volunteer to maintain this beautiful beachside park while enjoying wonderful views of the ocean and bay. Volunteers are needed to support various environmental restoration and stewardship projects including weeding, mulching, removing invasive botanical species and on rare occasions planting. The three primary tasks will include trail maintenance, getting in the brush and clearing weeds and if we finish early we will do a quick beach-sweep. This is a rain or shine project! 

Our meeting location is the Nature Center.  To get there, please drive through the Main Gate, past both Beach Pavilions and the Main Office (about 7 miles total distance from the Main Gate). The Nature Center is also known as the Interpretive Center. When you arrive tell the gate agent you are volunteering with Island Beach State Park and they will waive the parking fee. 


  • Wear closed-toed shoes/boots.

  • Wear long pants instead of shorts to protect yourself while gardening.

  • Wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty.

  • Bring a hat.

  • Bring work gloves if possible.

  • Bring water and snacks.

  • Wear insect repellent and sunscreen.

  • This is a labor-intensive project, be ready to sweat! 


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