DEP Offers FREE
Spring & Summer Events Calendar for State Parks and
(03/54) TRENTON -- The New Jersey
Department of Environmental Protections (DEP) State
Park Service Spring & Summer Calendar of Events
is now available free of charge at all state parks, forests,
recreation areas and historic sites throughout New Jersey.
The calendar offers hundreds of recreational and cultural
events and activities for all ages from April through September.
"Were proud to offer an array
of events and activities at our state-owned sites that highlight
and provide access to New Jerseys diverse ecology
and history," said DEP Commissioner Bradley M. Campbell.
"State parks and forests can offer visitors a place
for a peaceful escape, an invigorating expedition or a festive
This year marks the 225th anniversary of
the Battle of Monmouth. Visitors will have the opportunity
to witness the largest land artillery battle of the American
Revolution as more than 2,500 reenactors recreate the 1778
battle on June 28th and 29th at Monmouth Battlefield State
Park in Manalapan. Experience history first hand at all
57 historic sites offering tours, talks and interpretation.
A sampling of State Park Service programs
and events include:
- Earth Day Family Festival at Liberty State Park, April
- 19th Century Living History Weekend at Long Pond Ironworks
State Park, May 3&4
- Fishing Derby at Parvin State Park & Ringwood State
Park on May17
- Whitesbog Blueberry Festival, June 28th
- Birding by Kayak at Island Beach State Park, July 11,
18 & 25
- Annual Summer Crafters Market at Allaire Village on
- Garrison Weekend at Fort Mott State Park, August 16&17
- Open Air Theater at Washington Crossing State Park,
June through August
Free copies of the State Park Service's
Spring & Summer 2003 Calendar of Events are available
at all state parks, forests and historic sites. For a copy
by mail, call 1-800-843-6420. Text telephone users can call
NJ Relay Services at 1-800-852-7899. Requests can also be
emailed to Michele.Stelle@dep.state.nj.us.
NOTE TO FEATURE EDITORS: Media requests
for a copy of the calendar of events can be made directly
to Dana Loschiavo, Communications Coordinator, at 609-984-1423.