Our Purpose: The de Camps and friends who love nature and want to promote it, thought it needed a better explanation. This Herbarium is an attempt to do just that. Our ideas are to show people how diverse and fantastic it can be:

  • To illustrate the chain of life by teaching it in an interesting way
  • To help the public get started on their own area. Lead and assist.

We all need to see and feel the glory of nature.

– William de Camp, Sr.

Advisory Council

Bryce Bennett
Owner of Bryce M. Bennett Landscape Architect; Providing environmentally-friendly landscaping designs, native plant recommendations

William de Camp, Jr.
President of Save Barnegat Bay, a non-profit environmental organization; Provides funding for Georgian Court University interns to maintain the collection

Linda Kelly
Botanist and native plant specialist; Responsible for collection of plant speciments for Riker mounts at Island Beach State Park

Kelly Scott
Resource Interpretive Specialist at Island Beach State Park; Maintains several interpretive programs to the park, maintains volunteer coverage of the Herbarium collection at the park

Dr. Louise Wootton
Biology Chair and intern mentor, Georgian Court University; Provides paid internship opportunities to college students interested in botany and native plants