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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
4/10/03

 

Contact: Amy Cradic
(609) 984-1795

DEP Offers FREE Spring & Summer Events Calendar for State Parks and Historic Sites

(03/54) TRENTON -- The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s (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.

"We’re proud to offer an array of events and activities at our state-owned sites that highlight and provide access to New Jersey’s 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 family outing,"

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 26
  • 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 July 12
  • 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.

 

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