Help create a trail, expand access to the Barnegat Bay this Saturday

     A trail to the Barnegat Bay in Island Beach State Park. (Photo: Justin Auciello/for NewsWorks)

    A trail to the Barnegat Bay in Island Beach State Park. (Photo: Justin Auciello/for NewsWorks)

    Conservation groups are seeking volunteers on Saturday to help create a trail to the Barnegat Bay in Long Beach Island. 

    According to a release from Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey, the organization, along with Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, Alliance for a Living Ocean, and ReClam the Bay, are creating a short nature trail that connects the coastal maritime forest habitat to an existing salt marsh accessway. 

    “LBIF owns the largest, undeveloped parcel of land on Long Beach Island and is home to a large variety of wildlife. We seek to enhance this site for both people and wildlife and expand public access to Barnegat Bay,” said Ben Wurst, Habitat Program Manager for Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey. 

    From 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., volunteers will control invasive vegetation, enhance wildlife habitat, and create a short nature trail by clearing brush and trimming branches on trees, according to Wurst. 

    The location is 120 Long Beach Boulevard in Beach Haven. The organizations will provide tools and serve lunch. Volunteers are welcome to join at anytime. An adult must accompany children at all times. 

    For more information and to RSVP, contact Wurst at ben.wurst@conservewildlifenj.org.

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