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. 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 via Venmo @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.
UPDATE - Beach entrances from Seaview Avenue heading south to Sumner Avenue are currently closed due to extreme erosion from Hurricane Lee and Tropical storm Ophelia. Please use caution while walking the beach as posts, fencing, and wires are exposed.
SIA Officers: President Janice Connell, Vice President Juliette Schlucter, Secretary Rosemarie Whelan, Treasurer Terence Buckley and Member at Large Donna Diefenderfer.
New Interpretive Signs Debut in
Recognition of the SIA's 70th Anniversary
Strathmere Stories YouTube Channel
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: firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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 Pollinator Garden Committee has been abuzz around town! Chris Baeckstom gave an informative presentation at the Schiavo Library on August 31 on the best ways to attract pollinators to your garden, where to purchase native plants, and listed multiple resources to guide you as you plant your own garden. Chris presented photos of established gardens around town that have successfully attracted bees and butterflies and the variety of native plants used. With the help of gardeners Chris Baeckstrom, David Cummings, Rose Rhine, and Marian Rossi, the Schiavo Library is the first of many community gardens planned and it is already thriving! You can find Chris Baeckstrom's slideshow below.
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 2023 Calendar Year!
Upper Township Committee meetings are held twice a month. To have an agenda emailed to you, contact:
For Planning and Zoning Boards, contact
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.
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!
Enjoy a Strathmere Stories
Presentation of the
of the Upper Township
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.
The Pollinator Garden Committee of the Strathmere Improvement Association is planning a village-wide yard sale on October 7, 2023. Our goal is to raise funding for the installation and maintenance of several native gardens throughout Strathmere. Currently, we have added a pollinator friendly garden at the Schiavo Library and are working on two beach access locations in town. We will also continue to educate and assist residents who wish to plant native and pollinator gardens throughout our community.
If you are interested in participating please send your street name and anything interesting you may have for sale to Ckonicki1@gmail.com by Sunday, October 1. The SIA will post the name of the streets, number of participants, and types of items offered on Facebook Marketplace to build interest in our sale. The SIA and the Pollinator Garden Committee kindly ask that you donate a portion of your sales to support our goals.
Date: Saturday, October 7, 2023
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Interested in participating? Contact Ckonicki1@gmail.com
First Annual Yard Sale To Support Our Pollinator Projects
At our July, 2022 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 below.
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!
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Strathmere Improvement Association
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Strathmere, NJ 08248