Long Beach Township Field Station

LBT Field Station

Long Beach Township Mayor Joseph Mancini envisioned the concept of constructing a marine education field station in Holgate for many years.

In 2017, the Township acquired a waterfront parcel in Holgate on Osborn Avenue. The vision was to create a space as a clearinghouse for information exchange and a think tank reflecting our maritime culture and current day challenges and opportunities.

Our mission is to offer an immersive and experiential facility, that will go beyond simple education. The hands-on programming we will develop and implement will inspire behavior change and show the value of our coastal heritage.

We hosted our first open house on June 18, 2021 and are planning more sustainability and marine conservation events, educational programs, and workshops. Check out what we have planned for July! We look forward to continue sharing this unique community space with you.