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!

Photos of the beach replenishment project below are courtesy of Ted Kingston Photography, taken between December 23, 2023 and January 5, 2024.

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


Visit our Facebook and Instagram Pages!

Beach Replenishment Photos

SIA Officers: President Janice Connell, Vice President Juliette Schlucter, Secretary Rosemarie Whelan, Treasurer Terence Buckley, Members at Large Donna Diefenderfer and Chris Baeckstrom, and Communications Officer Jessica Kohles.

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All Rights Reserved.

Strathmere Stories YouTube Channel

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.

For over two years, a team of Strathmere volunteers have been working diligently to create a vision for our playground that is in dire need of repair and maintenance, and to create a safe space suitable for children of all ages. With support from the SFEC, the vision also includes an educational environmental aspect, given the playground's ideal location to view local wildlife. Upper Township has not allocated a budget for improvements, but are supporting us through the process of creating a fun, educational playground that the children and visitors of Strathmere deserve. 

Can you help make our community vision a reality?  Our amazing group of volunteers have been seeking out grants, but additional support is needed. Please consider making a donation that will go directly to a fund handled by the SIA.  You may scan the QR code to the left or Venmo @strathmere-1951.  Please add "For Playground" in comments.  You may also mail a check to SIA, PO Box 4, Strathmere, NJ 08248.  Thank you for your support!

We Invite You to Join or Rejoin the SIA for the

2024 Calendar Year!

​​Be a part of the Strathmere Stories Video Archive, a collection of personal stories of you and your family’s experiences, memories and tales of what makes Strathmere the unique, beloved village we love. Would you like to share your story? It's easy!

Email: sia1912@comcast.net for details.

The 2023 Service to Strathmere Award, presented to Karen Mitchell from SIA President Janice Connell.

Have you renewed your SIA dues or interested in joining? We extend an invite to all Strathmere and Whale Beach homeowners, friends and visitors to join or to renew for the 2024 calendar year! Dues are $10/person. 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. 

2. Once you’ve updated, please either mail us a check or pay viaVenmo @Strathmere-1951. Checks payable to the SIA, PO Box 4, Strathmere, NJ 08248.  Please give us names & emails, especially on Venmo, so we can match you with our records. Dues are $10.00 per person, 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.

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Strathmere Community Comes Together To Strengthen Dunes With Native Plants

By Isaac Linsk

Strathmere Playground Project

The Strathmere Improvement Association's annual Service to Strathmere Award recognizes a resident, visitor, or friend of the coastal community of Strathmere who has gone above and beyond to serve and/or improve our community.  The award eligibility and nomination process is as follows:

  • All active members of the Strathmere Improvement Association (SIA) are eligible to nominate candidates for the Service to Strathmere Award.
  • All award nominees must be 16 years or older.
  • Candidates must have demonstrated a commitment to improving the quality of life of Strathmere,  improving the experience of residents or visitors of Strathmere, or instrumental in preserving our wildlife.
  • Nominations will be accepted through July 30th of each award year.
  • The SIA Board of Directors will review all nominations and select the award recipient.
  • The Service to Strathmere Award will be announced at the SIA August Meeting.

It Never Gets Old!

Bulletin Board

On June 15, 2024, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) partnered with the SIA to advance our pollinator plant mission. They donated 1,000 pollinator seaside goldenrod plants to plant in the back dunes in Strathmere.  This plant donation kicked off a multi-year project, where U.S. FWS will help us plant native plants in back dune areas. This will increase diversity in the new dune system, create a pathway for migrating monarchs and other pollinators, add aesthetic value to our beaches, and stabilize our sand.

The SIA wants to give our thanks to the volunteers of all ages, our sponsors (Whale Creek Marina, Stratty Paddle Company, and Surfer's Supplies, and Sidney's Coffee and Eats), the support of Upper Township officials, and most importantly, New Jersey Fish and Wildlife for making this one of the most successful events in SIA history!  The outpouring of support from our community and beyond was remarkable!  We hope to see you all at the next planting.

Dune Planting Makes Front Page of

The Atlantic City Press

​​​2024 Service to 

​Strathmere Award

  • 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

​   planning@uppertownship.com


  • ​To view the Township Zoning Ordinance, view here: 

     ORDINANCE NO. 005-2020