SBB’s Sedge Island Map published in ARC NEWS

Save Barnegat Bay’s map “A Guide to the Sedge Islands” at Island Beach has been published in ARC NEWS, the official publication of “Arv View”, which makes Geographic Information Systems software. (A more complete version of the map may be viewed by clicking the “MAPS” icon to your left on this home page.)

For Release

December 5, 2003

Contact: Jennifer O’Reilly 732-830-3600


The Guide Map to the Sedge Islands of Island Beach State Park, created by Save Barnegat Bay’s map specialist Jennifer O’Reilly, appears in the Fall 2003 issue of “ArcNews”, a quarterly publication by ESRI — the manufacturer of the software O’Reilly used to produce the map.

The map is accompanied by an article describing the use of this software, known as “Geographic Information Systems” (G.I.S.), by non-governmental organizations in the state of New Jersey. “ArcNews” is distributed worldwide to G.I.S. users.

The article featuring the Guide Map to the Sedge Islands can be viewed online at news/arcnews/ fall03articles/new-jersey-ngos.html.

During the summer of 2003 over 7,000 copies of the highly popular map were distributed by workers and volunteers at Island Beach State Park and at Save Barnegat Bay’s Lavallette office.

Persons desiring a copy of the map can obtain one by phoning Save Barnegat Bay at 732-830-3600, while they last. Save Barnegat Bay is currently seeking funding to print additional copies of the map.

“We are thrilled that our effort to enhance public enjoyment and environmental protection of Island Beach State Park has been so well received,” said Jennifer O’Reilly, Associate Executive Director.

The map was created in Save Barnegat Bay’s office with funding from a National Recreational Trails Act grant from the Office of Lands Management at the NJ Department of Environmental Protection, and the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine and Research Reserve.

A more complete version of the Sedge Island Guide map can be found at and clicking the “MAPS” icon on Save Barnegat Bay’s home page.

In addition to kayak trails and natural features, the map also outlines the park’s Sedge Island Marine Conservation Zone. The zone, which prohibits some activities – but not recreational fishing – came into existence partly as a result of Save Barnegat Bay’s work. [END]

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