Avalon + Stone Harbor News and Activities

April 26, 2024

Avalon holds Dune Grass Plantings twice each year for volunteers to participate in protecting our beautiful shoreline. Plantings are held in late April and late October and are open to volunteers young and old.

2024 Avalon Irrigation Regulations

Avalon Borough Council has approved new irrigation regulations for 2024 and beyond. The purpose of these regulations is to preserve a valued natural resource and to avoid increasing the Borough’s water allocation permit or installing a new well. The amendments have been made to Chapter 14 of the Borough code and are mandatory. READ MORE

Jersey Shore Towns Battle Beach Erosion

Cliffs of sand are cut out of the beach in Avalon, after months of storms and rough surf.  READ MORE

Avalon Spring Paper Shredding Day and Bulk Trash Collection

The Avalon Department of Public Works invites Avalon property owners to visit our annual paper shredding day.
Date: Saturday, May 11th 2024
Time: 9:00AM – 2:00PM
Where: Public Works, 13th-15th Street on Dune Drive

Avalon’s spring bulk trash collection program allows property owners to place bulk trash items curbside.
Dates: May 3rd-12th 2024
Starting: Monday, May 13th 2024
Time: 7:00AM

Please remember construction and remodeling materials are not collected any time of year. For additional information, please contact public works at (609) 967-7697. READ MORE

Stone Harbor Adopts 2024 Budget

The local purpose tax rate will increase by one cent. The biggest change was the addition of $13 million for water/sewer projects.

Route 47 Road Work

Prep for work along Route 47 has begun. Once the prep work is complete, “approximately 3 miles on Route 47 in both directions between West Rio Grande Boulevard in Lower Township and Hawthorne Avenue in Middle Township; approximately 2 miles on Route 109 in both directions between Yacht Avenue in Cape May and Route 9 in Lower Township; and approximately 4 miles on Route 147 in both directions between Route 9 in Middle Township and New York Avenue in North Wildwood.” Leanna Nelson, of the state Department of Transportation, reported to the Herald.

Buy Beach Tags Online!

Avalon and Stone Harbor beach tags are available for purchase online, at pre-season prices!  Both towns have partnered with tag manufacturer Jersey Cape Tags, making it easy to acquire your tags in advance of the season. PURCHASE

Avalon and Stone Harbor Beach Tags for 2024

2024 Beach Tags for Avalon and Stone Harbor

Seasonal Science Activities at The Wetlands Institute 

Wetlands Institute – Stone Harbor

Date: Saturday, April 27th 2024
Time: 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Where: Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor

The Wetlands Institute offers a new self-guided science activity or craft each month related to seasonal changes in nature. Supplies provided.
Possible activities related to migration, geology, outdoor exploration, nature crafts, simple science experiments and much more!


Cape County Park and Zoo Critter Crawl

Date:  April 27th
Time: 6:00PM – 8:00PM
Where: Cape May County Zoo

Join us for our special Critter Crawl Event! This AAZK hosted event is a great way to experience the zoo after hours!
Explore the zoo with friends & family, meet and chat with zoo keepers, and gain some insight on what our animals do when the sun goes down. TICKETS

Cape May April Craft Show

Date: April 27th 2024
Time: 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Where: Emlen Physick Estate
Admission: Free

Aquarium Feeding at The Wetlands Institute

The Wetlands Institute opens up to the public for aquarium feeding on Saturdays during the fall, winter, and early spring months – so you can actually see how different creatures feed on others! Please note: Not all animals are fed every day. READ MORE

Spring in to Summer Market

Date: May 4th 2024
Time: 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Where: Water Tower Lot, Downtown Stone Harbor

Summer is coming soon and we are highlighting our businesses that help make your summer the best it can be – from beer to BBQ to boating – come enjoy a pop-up market in the Water Tower lot.

Stone Harbor Zoning Board Meeting

Date: May 6th 2024
Time: 6:00PM

Stone Harbor Planning Board Meeting

Date:May 13th 2024
Time: 4:30PM

Avalon Police Bicycle Auction 

Date: May 11th 2024
Time: 12:00PM
Where: Avalon Public Works, 13th Street and Dune Drive

The Avalon Police Department invites you to attend the annual bicycle auction. The bicycle auction allows the Borough to dispense of surplus property while allowing individuals to purchase a used bicycle for the summer. All bicycles are sold in as-is condition with proceeds benefitting public safety efforts in our community. An advanced viewing of the bicycles is available on site for one hour between 11:00am and 12 Noon.

Avalon Police Bicycle Auction

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