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    Saturday, May 6th, 2017

    Pine Barrens Discovery Tour (Walk and Paddle)---Pinelands Adventures

     

    Time & Place

    1:30pm (3 hours)
    Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ 08088

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    Learn about uplands and Atlantic Cedar Swamp habitats as we trek along the edges of the Mullica River and discover its secrets. Canoe along the perimeter of a Pine Barrens lake, conduct a water quality survey and try dip or seine netting to find out what fish, frogs, and bugs can tell us about their Pine Barrens home. Discover native Pine Barrens plants and animals around every corner of the trail as you walk an easy pace.

    This is a guided tour.

    Pre-registration required. Call 609-268-0189.

    Adults $35, Children (8 through 15 years old) $20

    More Information

    609-268-0189 | Web

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    Sunday, May 7th, 2017

    Big Day of Birding at Cloverdale Farm County Park

     

    Time & Place

    9:00am to 4:00pm
    Cloverdale Farm County Park

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    Come learn more about birds at this FREE rain or shine event at Cloverdale Farm County Park. All experience levels are welcome.

    >Enjoy guided bird walks.

    >See live birds of prey up close!

    >Kids activities and games.

    >Lectures.

    >Bluebird monitoring.

    >Backyard feeder watch.

    Meet Local Birding and Conservation Organizations including:

    Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
    Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
    Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ
    Southern Ocean Birding Group
    Purple Martin Conservation Association
    NJ Eastern Bluebird Society

    For further information call: 609-607-1861 or visit www.oceancountyparks.org

    Sponsored by Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

    More Information

    609-607-1861 | Web

    Find Related Info: Pinelands Preservation Alliance, birds, Family Friendly, kids, nature

     

    Friday, May 12th, 2017

    New Jersey Pinelands Commission---Monthly Meeting

     

    Time & Place

    9:30am
    15 Springfield Road, Pemberton, NJ 08068

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    The Pinelands Commission is the state agency that oversees conservation and development within the Pinelands boundaries. They hold a regular monthly meeting that is open to the public. They need to hear from you! The public is allowed to comment during the General Public Comment portion of the agenda.

    You can find the agenda for each meeting on their website - www.state.nj.us/pinelands

    If you have questions about attending a meeting and would like to speak with a member of the staff at the Pinelands Preservation Alliance call us at 609-859-8860.

    More Information

    609-894-7300 | Web

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    Sunday, May 14th, 2017

    Pine Barrens Discovery Tour (Walk and Paddle)---Pinelands Adventures

     

    Time & Place

    9:00am (3 hours)
    Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ 08088

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    Learn about uplands and Atlantic Cedar Swamp habitats as we trek along the edges of the Mullica River and discover its secrets. Canoe along the perimeter of a Pine Barrens lake, conduct a water quality survey and try dip or seine netting to find out what fish, frogs, and bugs can tell us about their Pine Barrens home. Discover native Pine Barrens plants and animals around every corner of the trail as you walk an easy pace.

    This is a guided tour.

    Pre-registration required. Call 609-268-0189.

    Adults $35, Children (8 through 15 years old) $20

    More Information

    609-268-0189 | Web

    Find Related Info: Pine Barrens, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, hike, Mullica River , canoeing

     

    Saturday, May 20th, 2017

    Pine Barrens Hampton Furnace Family Walk---Pinelands Adventures

     

    Time & Place

    1:30pm (2 hours)
    Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ 08088

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    This Pine Barrens introduction is perfect for everyone who wants to learn about Pinelands history, ecology and culture. Explore a serene Atlantic White Cedar swamp and discover life in a Pine Barrens stream, step back into the history of Hampton Furnace, use dip nets to look for aquatic life and examine unique carnivorous Pine Barrens plants.

    This is a guided walk.

    Pre-registration required. Call 609-268-0189.

    Adults $25, Children (6 through 15 years old) $15

    More Information

    609-268-0189 | Web

    Find Related Info: Pine Barrens, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, hike, Hampton Furnace, Family Friendly

     

    Pine Barrens Mullica River 101 Guided Tour (Paddle)---Pinelands Adventures

     

    Time & Place

    9:00am (3 hours)
    Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ 08088

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    Take a 3 hour trip down the Mullica River from Atsion Lake Dam to Beaver Dam with guide and naturalist John Volpa. Participants will get a Pine Barrens Primer by exploring the river for an overview of Pine Barrens habitats, history and plants and animals.

    This tour is guided by naturalist John Volpa.

    Pre-registration required. Call 609-268-0189.

    $45 per person canoe or kayak. $35 per person bring your own canoe or kayak. (Ages 8 and up.)

    More Information

    609-268-0189 | Web

    Find Related Info: Pine Barrens, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, canoeing, Kayaking, Mullica River

     

    Sunday, May 21st, 2017

    Pine Barrens Journey Between Two Rivers Hike---Pinelands Adventures

     

    Time & Place

    9:00am to 2:00pm
    Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ 08088

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    Join Pinelands Adventures Naturalist, John Volpa, for a four-mile hike at an easy pace between the Mullica and Batsto Rivers. Explore the uplands and river edges for native plants and animals while learning about the unique features of the Pine Barrens. Bring a picnic lunch!

    Guide: John Volpa

    Pre-registration required. Call 609-268-0189.

    Adults $35, Children (8 through 15 years old) $20

    More Information

    609-268-0189 | Web

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    Canoe/Kayak the Oswego River (Burlington County)

     

    Time & Place

    10:00am
    Lake Oswego, Lake Oswego Road

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    Enjoy an 8-mile spring paddle on “The Jewel of the Pinelands”.

    Meet at Lake Oswego, Lake Oswego RD. Bring lunch and water.

    Boats can be rented from Mick’s Pine Barrens Rental 609-726-1380 or www.mickscanoerental.com

    Contact leaders to confirm trip and participation. George & Leona F. 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

    This event is sponsored by the West Jersey Sierra Club.

    More Information

    George and Leona F. | 609-259-3734 | Email

    Find Related Info: Pinelands Preservation Alliance, Lake Oswego, Kayaking, canoeing

     

    Vintage Glass, Classic Cars and Period Baseball at Historic Batsto Village!

     

    Time & Place

    9:00am to 3:00pm
    Historic Batsto Village, Wharton State Forest, State Route 542

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    Enjoy these FREE exciting events at Historic Batsto Village:

    >The popular Antique Glass and Bottle Show will welcome shoppers between 9:00am and 3:00pm. Bottles, glass items, antiques and collectibles will be available from a variety of vendors. Food and beverages will be available throughout day.

    > The Cruisin’ Classics Auto Club of Hammonton (NJ) will present its 7th annual Shine In The Pines car show for your enjoyment beginning at 9:00am and running until 2:00pm. A variety of classic and modern cars and trucks will be on display.

    >The Athletic Base Ball Club of Philadelphia (Pa.) and the Lewes (Del.) Base Ball Club will play base ball using 1864 rules starting at 12 noon. Dressed in period uniforms and using no gloves, these two clubs put on a very entertaining and educational show for spectators of all ages.

    There is no admission charge to enter the park or for any of these events and they are brought to you by the Batsto Citizens Committee, Inc.

    The historic Batsto mansion will be open from 10:00am until 3:00pm for guided tours. There is a $3.00 per person charge to tour the mansion.

    The famous Batsto Post Office (one of only four in entire United States authorized to cancel mail without a zip code) will also be open to visitors.

    Historic Batsto Village is located within Wharton State Forest in the Pinelands of Burlington County, South Jersey, approximately 7 miles east of Hammonton on Route 542 and about 15 miles west of Exit 50 on the Garden State Parkway. Further information may be obtained by calling the Batsto Visitor Center at (609) 561-0024.

    More Information

    Batsto Visitor Center 609-561-0024

    Find Related Info: Pinelands Preservation Alliance, Batsto Village, Family Friendly, history

     

    Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

    Canoe/Kayak Cedar Creek (Ocean County)

     

    Time & Place

    9:00am
    Double Trouble State Park

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    Double Trouble State Park was established in 1964 to help protect the Cedar Creek watershed and now features over 8,000 acres of Pine Barrens habitats. Our “Merry Month of May” trip is 7 miles from Ore Pond to Dudley Park.

    Rental boats are available from Cedar Creek Campground www.cedarcreeknj.com/kayak-canoe

    Contact leaders to confirm trip and meeting location: George & Leona F, 609-259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

    This event is sponsored by the West Jersey Sierra Club.

    More Information

    George and Leona F. | 609-259-3734 | Email

    Find Related Info: Double Trouble State Park, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, canoeing, Kayaking

     

    Saturday, May 27th, 2017

    Pine Barrens Mullica River 101 Guided Tour (Paddle)---Pinelands Adventures

     

    Time & Place

    1:30pm (3 hours)
    Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ 08088

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    Take a 3 hour trip down the Mullica River from Atsion Lake Dam to Beaver Dam with guide and naturalist John Volpa. Participants will get a Pine Barrens Primer by exploring the river for an overview of Pine Barrens habitats, history and plants and animals.

    This tour is guided by naturalist John Volpa.

    Pre-registration required. Call 609-268-0189.

    $45 per person canoe or kayak. $35 per person bring your own canoe or kayak. (Ages 8 and up.)

    More Information

    609-268-0189 | Web

    Find Related Info: Pine Barrens, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, canoeing, Kayaking, Mullica River

     

    Pine Barrens Canoeing Lessons (Paddle)---Pinelands Adventures

     

    Time & Place

    9:00am (3 hours)
    Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ 08088

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    Learn the basics of canoeing with instructor John Volpa in our three hour class. This introductory program is designed to help you feel comfortable while enjoying this classic American outdoor activity. You’ll learn to paddle on calm water close to the edge of the lake and canoeing terminology, technique and strokes.

    Pre-registration required. Call 609-268-0189.

    $35 per person (Ages 10 and up).

    More Information

    609-268-0189 | Web

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    Crossley Nature Preserve Cleanup (Ocean County)

     

    Time & Place

    8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon
    130 St. Maximillian Lane, Toms River, NJ 08753

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    Help us with this massive cleanup of the JCP&L right of way that goes through the Crossley Nature Preserve. This site really needs your help to remove debris and protect critical threatened and endangered species habitat. This site is over 2,900 acres and is protected by the New Jersey Natural Lands Trust but it has been treated as a dumping ground over the years.

    If you have a 4x4 vehicle or truck it would be very useful to have for transportation and/or moving debris.

    Bring water, lunch, gloves and a hat. Wheelbarrows, rake or shovel would be very useful to bring with you.

    Learn more about the preserve here.

    Note: St. Maximillian Lane dead ends at a large Church, our meetup location is just before the Church.

    More Information

    Jason Howell | Email | Web

     

    Sunday, May 28th, 2017

    Pine Barrens Hampton Furnace Family Walk---Pinelands Adventures

     

    Time & Place

    10:00am (2 hours)
    Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ 08088

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    This Pine Barrens introduction is perfect for everyone who wants to learn about Pinelands history, ecology and culture. Explore a serene Atlantic White Cedar swamp and discover life in a Pine Barrens stream, step back into the history of Hampton Furnace, use dip nets to look for aquatic life and examine unique carnivorous Pine Barrens plants.

    This is a guided walk.

    Pre-registration required. Call 609-268-0189.

    Adults $25, Children (6 through 15 years old) $15

    More Information

    609-268-0189 | Web

    Find Related Info: Pine Barrens, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, hike, Hampton Furnace, Family Friendly

     

    Pine Barrens Discovery Tour (Walk and Paddle)---Pinelands Adventures

     

    Time & Place

    1:30pm (3 hours)
    Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ 08088

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    Learn about uplands and Atlantic Cedar Swamp habitats as we trek along the edges of the Mullica River and discover its secrets. Canoe along the perimeter of a Pine Barrens lake, conduct a water quality survey and try dip or seine netting to find out what fish, frogs, and bugs can tell us about their Pine Barrens home. Discover native Pine Barrens plants and animals around every corner of the trail as you walk an easy pace.

    This is a guided tour.

    Pre-registration required. Call 609-268-0189.

    Adults $35, Children (8 through 15 years old) $20

    More Information

    609-268-0189 | Web

    Find Related Info: Pine Barrens, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, hike, Mullica River , canoeing

     

    Monday, May 29th, 2017

    Pine Barrens Batsto River Naturalist Guided Tour (Paddle)---Pinelands Adventures

     

    Time & Place

    8:30am to 4:00pm
    Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ 08088

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    This trip begins at Quaker Bridge on the Batsto River. You’ll explore on water and land while learning about Pine Barrens habitats, history, plants and animals. Once on the river we’ll make stops along the way to investigate unique Pine Barrens plants along the river’s edge, learn about the role of fire in Pine Barrens ecology, and history of bog iron in the pines. This trip ends at Batsto Lake.

    This is a guided tour.

    Pre-registration required. Call 609-268-0189.

    $60 per person canoe or kayak. $50 per person bring your own canoe or kayak. (Ages 8 and up.)

    More Information

    609-268-0189 | Web

    Find Related Info: Pine Barrens, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, canoeing, Kayaking, Batsto River

     

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