Monday, June 19, 2017

Protecting Piping Plovers at Island Beach State Park

Newborn piping plover chick - NPS photo

Beginning Friday, June 23, a section of Island Beach State Park ocean beach will be temporarily closed to Mobile Sport Fishing Vehicle (MSFV) traffic.

A vehicle barrier will be erected approximately 3/4 mile north of the jetty.

The closure is to protect Piping Plovers, an endangered species nesting in the Southern Natural Area.

Due to the temporary closure, IBSP may reach its capacity of MSFVs sooner than normal.

Piping Plover - via Flickr, Andrea Westmoreland

For more information visit njfishandwildlife.com/saltwater.htm

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