Celebrating the 250th Anniversary of the
Sandy Hook Lighthouse
2014-2015 Sandy Hook
Annual Appeal and
On-line Annual Appeal donation click here
The Sandy Hook Foundation
is the official friends group of the National Park
Service (NPS) at the Sandy Hook Unit, Gateway National Recreation
Established in 1989, the Foundation's goal is to nurture and protect
all of Sandy Hook including Fort Hancock, a National Historic
Landmark site, by supporting programs and projects of environmental,
historic, and cultural importance. The Sandy Hook Foundation
is a not-for-profit charitable organization that relies on the
generosity of individuals, foundations, and corporations, as well as
dedicated volunteers, to reach its goals.
About Sandy Hook
This picturesque 2,044 acre barrier beach peninsula located on the
northern tip of the New Jersey shore offers a variety of environmental,
historical, and recreational resources.
Featuring seven miles of ocean beaches and sand dunes, salt and
freshwater marshes, hiking and biking trails and 264 acres of maritime
forest, Sandy Hook is rich in ecological diversity.
Also located on
Sandy Hook is Fort Hancock, a
complex that includes many historically significant military edifices
dating back to the 1800’s, and the United States' oldest lighthouse can
be found within historic Fort Hancock. Sandy Hook is much more than a favorite
destination for many - it is a multifaceted jewel to treasure and protect.
information about Sandy Hook Unit, Gateway National Park, visit or call
the Sandy Hook Visitors Center at 732-872-5970.
Make a Donation to the Sandy Hook Foundation.
Click here for a printable donation form
"Preserving the Piping Plover; A Natural
Partnership for Survival."
This video was made in partnership with Jeffrey Gould, the Sandy Hook
Foundation, the National Park Service at Sandy Hook, and The Stone
Click here to see “Preserving the Piping Plover” video
The Ospreys of Sandy Hook
Photo by Tony Rosa
More than a recreational paradise,
Sandy Hook is also among the busiest, most important bird sanctuaries in
North America and one of New Jersey’s best year-round birding areas.
If you visit Sandy Hook in the spring or summer, you must see the Ospreys,
one of nature’s most magnificent and inspiring creatures.
Click here to see “The Ospreys of Sandy Hook” video
Sandy Hook Unit
For information: www.nps.gov/gate
Three Requests for Proposals are currently open
to lease six buildings at Sandy Hook’s Fort Hancock National
Historic District: two for residences, two for
bed-and-breakfasts, two for non-profit organizations.
WHEN: Sunday, March 22, 2015, 1 PM - 3 PM.
WHERE: Sandy Hook Chapel
(Buildings 2, 25 and 27 will be open 2-3 PM.)
Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee
This committee will advise
the NPS on future uses of historic buidlings; meetings are
open to the public
Volunteer opportunities questions and comments
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Gateway wants to hear from
you. Ask a question or post a comment or photo from your
recent visit. Find out what's happening throughout the park.
*** SOLD OUT NO WALK INS ***
of Summer Party Photos
out 2014 party photos
www.nps.gov/gate for the latest information on Happenings
at Sandy Hook”
The spring guide
will be published shortly; Sandy Hook offers canoeing,
camping, bird watching walks and much more.
2014 Concert Season was a
Success! Thanks to all our patrons!
Click here for the
full 2015 Concert Schedule.
Thank you to Cooper Power Systems and Bahr's
landing for underwriting in part our summer concert series.
Recognizing Sandy Hook
as a STEM Education Resource
offers a rich collection of Science, Technology, Engineering and
Mathematics (STEM) education opportunities for visitors of all ages. This
video describes recent work in which SHF has played a leadership role in
bringing geoscience and environmental science concepts to students and
teachers at Red Bank Middle School (RBBS).
Click here for video