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Summer 2015

We are looking forward to making more programs available for individuals, families and groups this year.  If you are interested in any of our programs, please let us know.

Autumn Adventure 11/1/14

Join us at our Annual Open Board Meeting and Volunteer Recognition Noon on Saturday 11/1/14.

We will be honoring:

  • Rod & Barbara Schmidt
  • Bob Doucette
  • Exelon

Join us at noon in the Locandro Lodge where will enjoy a covered dish luncheon and some friendship.  If you are bringing a dish, please let Pola know at (609) 698-8003 or email her at

The Center will be providing paper products and coffee, tea and water.

Earlier that day, we’ll have a field work project in the Pine Forest to help clean up after SuperStorm Sandy.  That will begin at 9:00 AM and end by 11:30 AM.  Wear sturdy shoes, dress for the weather and bring work gloves, your favorite gardening and pruning tools.

Wellness at the Center – 10/3 at 6:30 PM

We will are partnering with Rite Aid Pharmacy and Lacey Vitamins to have a night of talking about taking care of yourself.

You can make a reservation to get your flu shot from a Rite Aid Pharmacist and learn more about keeping yourself healthy with Marianne Cicco of Lacey Vitamins.

Refreshments Served and lots of friends and good conversation.  RSVP to 609-698-8003, email or just come on out and see us on 10/3/14.

194 acres of habitat

The Lighthouse Center is situated on 194 acres and contains a variety of habitats affording visitors rich and interesting opportunities to learn about the conservation efforts, history and culture of the area.

Take a step back in time and support and visit the longest stretch of Barnegat Bay shoreline that has never been developed.

Join us as a member or attend one of our events.

If your group would like to consider a meeting or event at the center, please call or email to arrange a tour.

Contact:  Pola Galie (609) 698-8003

History of the Lighthouse Center

The Lighthouse Center for Natural Resource Education, owned by the Division of Fish and Wildlife, is situated on 194 acres of diverse coastal habitat adjacent to Barnegat Bay in Ocean Township, New Jersey.

There are a variety of opportunities to explore the maritime forest, the salt marsh, two tidal streams and a freshwater impoundment on this unique site. Wildlife viewing opportunities exist for shorebirds wading birds, waterfowl, and woodland wildlife including fiddler crabs, songbirds, otter, turtles, deer, and fox. The Lighthouse Center is the perfect setting for groups to truly experience the natural wonders of Barnegat Bay through hands-on and meaningful contact with its resources. Continue reading History of the Lighthouse Center