Why Birds Matter

Strathmere has always been a haven for birds and other wildlife-a quality of life which drew us all here.. With development and increased beach traffic comes the loss of habitat. Click the link for a quick, thoughtful answer to "why birds matter."

Why Birds Matter

with Township Happenings via https://uppertownship.com/

Enjoy a Strathmere Stories

Presentation of the

Unofficial History

of the Upper Township

Beach Patrol!

​   In case you missed our special Zoom meeting with Upper Township Beach Patrol Captain Bill Handley, here's a link to watch and listen to his unofficial history of the Beach Patrol, complete with stories and photos. Bill also talked about Strathmere's current guards and beachgoers' needs.

SIA Officers: President Janice Connell, Vice President Juliette Schlucter, Secretary Rosemarie Whelan, Treasurer Terence Buckley and Member at Large Donna Diefenderfer. 

   Just up the path at the Corson's Inlet State Park on Commonwealth Avenue, you'll come upon two interpretive signs about our rich birdlife. Did you know Strathmere is an important stop along  the Atlantic Flyway? During migration periods, birds stop to rest, nest and to refuel for their long flights.

   Strathmere hosts multiple Endangered or Threatened Species. When you see roped off areas on our beaches, please respect our wildlife and take a few moments to get to know our feathered friends.

 Our Rich Bird Life in Town

Bylaws Update-At the July 9, 2022 meeting the proposed revisions to the SIA bylaws were outlined by committee chair Linda Bateman and unanimously approved by the members present. View the Proposed Revisions.docx and view the total document here: 5 5 2022 Bylaws Revision .doc. Thank you to committee members Len Wilson, Rosalind Chadwick Garrigle, Lisa Carr, Vice President Juliette Schlucter and Past President Linda Bateman.

Strathmere News

Welcome to Strathmere!

Click the link below for a roadmap to all you need to know about village life, a history and wildlife preview, and information on how to join the SIA and meet your neighbors!

Strathmere Info Document

The photos below are of an American Oystercatcher (L) and chick, and a beautiful Black Skimmer. Both photographed on our beaches by Deb Rivel (c).

Join us for our Annual Meeting, Saturday, August 13, 10:30 am, Firehouse. All are welcome. Deadline for nominations for office is Monday, August 8. Submit nominations to Lisa Carr lisacarr1@verizon.net

Please review the July 9, 2022 meeting minutes

for your approval at the Annual Meeting. 8/13/2022

At our July meeting Valerie Dall Acqua presented a power point on the detriments of light pollution and the benefits to humans and wildlife of darkening skies. This is one of the outcomes of our focus group initiatives and is being discussed at the Township level as well. To view the powerpoint, click on the blue box on the left. 

Would you like to share your story? It's easy! Email: sia1912@comcast.net for details.

Keep in Touch

    Upper Township Committee meetings are held twice a month. To have an agenda emailed to you, contact:

  • clerk@uppertownship.com

For Planning and Zoning Boards, contact

  •  Zoning Officer-Secretary to the Boards

    Agendas, Minutes and Committee meeting videos are posted on the Township home page. Register for Code Red, check on trash and recycling, review Covid-19 updates or reach anyone at Township Hall from the home page.


Strathmere Stories YouTube Channel

It Never Gets Old!

Enjoy Ken Weaver's Presentation on Early Strathmere History. You'll see what used to be here and what still is-only. a little different!

   The signs are a gift to Corson's Inlet in celebration of Linda Carter Bateman's milestone birthday and the SIA's 70th Anniversary. The Carter   Family's donation in Linda's name, along with financial support from the SIA, is designed to build appreciation for and understanding of our natural area.

   Strathmere's Deb Rivel provided photos and text with support from the NJ Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Parks and Forestry.

We invite you to Join or to Rejoin the SIA for the 2022 Calendar Year

  • To view the Township Zoning Ordinance, view here: 
    ​ORDINANCE NO. 005-2020
  • ​2021 Dues can be paid to SIA, PO Box 4, Strathmere, NJ 08248. $10.00 per person.
  • ​Sign up for emergency township notices (Code Red) here:

  • Visit our Facebook page:

 Have you renewed your SIA dues yet? We extend an invite to all Strathmere and Whale Beach homeowners, friends and visitors to join or to renew for the 2022 calendar year. There are two easy steps to take:

    1. Click on the sign-up form on the menu bar, top right. Please enter or update your contact info, particularly if you are a homeowner. For security, you will be asked to enter info twice. The process takes less than five minutes but will allow us to update your contact info, to ensure you receive our newsletter, and to help us reach you in case of an emergency or if an issue arises specific to your neighborhood. (There’s nothing that makes us feel more helpless than seeing water gushing from a burst pipe in a house and not knowing how to reach anyone, for example.) We do not share or publish our mailing list, but we also cannot migrate your info into the new platform without your cooperation.

    If you are not a homeowner, we can also target audiences to help reduce unnecessary emails that pertain to something specific, such as the recent workshop to help reduce homeowners' insurance costs.

    2. Once you’ve updated, please either mail us a check or pay via Venmo. Checks payable to the SIA, PO Box 4, Strathmere, NJ 08248.
On Venmo, find us @Strathmere-1951. Please give us names & emails, especially on Venmo, so we can match you with our records.
Dues are $10.00 per person, ($20.00 per couple) but we gratefully accept any donation you are able to give. We are a 501 (c) (3) corporation so anything above your dues is tax deductible.

New Interpretive Signs Debut

in Recognition

of the SIA's 70th Anniversary.