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    Sunday, July 1st, 2018

    Pine Barrens Discovery Tour (Walk and Paddle)

     

    Time & Place

    1:30pm to 4:30pm
    Participants meet at Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ

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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 as you walk an easy pace.

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

    Preregistration is required at www.PinelandsAdventures.org or call 609-268-0189.

    Pinelands Adventures is an initiative of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance to help people across the region get out and explore the Pine Barrens.

    More Information

    609-268-0189 | Web

    Find Related Info: canoeing, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, Mullica River , nature, ecology

     

    Exploring Fruitland (Walk)---New for 2018!!

     

    Time & Place

    10:00am to Noon
    Participants meet at Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ

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    New Jersey’s Pine Barrens rank highly in production of cranberries and blueberries. Learn how both industries found their natural fit in the pines. Explore one of the earliest cranberry operations in the Pine Barrens. Learn how the lowly, tart cranberry became an overnight sensation thanks to a genius of marketing. Examine the rootstock of the hybrid highbush blueberry industry and the story of the young woman who helped create the industry.

    This program runs for a limited time during July & early August while wild blueberries and huckleberries are in fruit.

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

    Preregistration is required at www.PinelandsAdventures.org or call 609-268-0189.

    Pinelands Adventures is an initiative of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance to help people across the region get out and explore the Pine Barrens.

    More Information

    609-268-0189 | Web

    Find Related Info: Pine Barrens, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, blueberry, cranberry, children

     

    Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

    Batsto River Naturalist Guided Tour (Paddle)

     

    Time & Place

    8:30am to 4:00pm (7.5 hours)
    Participants meet at Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ

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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.

    $60 Per Person (includes canoe or kayak), $50 Per Person (bring your own canoe or kayak). Ages 8 and up.

    Pinelands Adventures is an initiative of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance to help people across the region get out and explore the Pine Barrens.

    Preregistration is required at www.PinelandsAdventures.org or call 609-268-0189.

    More Information

    609-268-0189 | Web

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

     

    Sunday, July 8th, 2018

    Mullica River 101 (Paddle)

     

    Time & Place

    9:00am to noon
    Participants meet at Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ

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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.

    $55 Per Person (includes canoe or kayak), $45 Per Person (bring your own canoe or kayak). Ages 8 and up.

    Pinelands Adventures is an initiative of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance to help people across the region get out and explore the Pine Barrens.

    Preregistration is required at www.PinelandsAdventures.org or call 609-268-0189.

    More Information

    609-268-0189 | Web

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

     

    Goshen Run Naturalist Guided Tour (Paddle)---New for 2018!!

     

    Time & Place

    1:30pm to 4:30pm
    Participants meet at Pinelands Adventures, 1005h Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ

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    The seemingly untouched upper reaches of the Mullica River create a magical atmosphere as we paddle 3.5 miles through a contiguous Atlantic White Cedar Swamp. We’ll stop at the site of Inskeep’s 1700’s sawmill and homestead where weary travelers found respite. Experience the beauty and serenity of a forest of Atlantic White Cedar Trees, trees which helped build fortunes.

    $55 per person (canoe or kayak included), $45 per person (bring your own canoe or kayak), ages 8 and up.

    Preregistration is required at www.PinelandsAdventures.org or call 609-268-0189.

    Pinelands Adventures is an initiative of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance to help people across the region get out and explore the Pine Barrens.

    More Information

    609-268-0189 | Web

    Find Related Info: Mullica River , Pinelands Preservation Alliance, canoeing, Kayaking, cedar swamp

     

    Blueberry Music Jam

     

    Time & Place

    11:00am to 2:00pm
    Whitesbog Village, Brendan Byrne State Forest, 120 West Whitesbog Road, Browns Mills, NJ 08015

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    Sponsored by the Whitesbog Preservation Trust

    Location: Historic Whitesbog Village, Brendan Byrne State Forest, 120 West Whitesbog Rd, Browns Mills NJ 08015

    Open Music Jams!

    All Welcome to listen or play!

    Location will be in the Barrel Factory in cool or rainy weather, on the porch of the General Store in warmer weather.

    Starts at 11 am and continues until 2 pm. Visitors are free to drop in to listen anytime.

    Website www.whitesbog.org

    More Information

    609-893-4646 | Web

    Find Related Info: Whitesbog Village, blueberry, music, Brendan Byrne State Forest

     

    Friday, July 13th, 2018

    Pinelands Commission Meeting

     

    Time & Place

    9:30am-12:00pm
    15 Springfield Rd, New Lisbon, NJ

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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 - http://www.nj.gov/pinelands/home/meetings/

    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

    Web

    Find Related Info: Pinelands Commission

     

    Moth Mania at PPA

     

    Time & Place

    7pm to 11pm
    PPA Offices, 17 Pemberton Rd (CR 616), Southampton NJ 08088

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    This nighttime program is part of National Moth Week (www.nationalmothweek.org), a global citizen science project and celebration of nocturnal biodiversity. National Moth Week is July 21-29 so we are celebrating a bit early. Join us for a nature program about the role of moths in the ecosystem followed by up-close observation of the fascinating insects attracted to a black light in our field and gardens. Speaker is Ann-Marie Woods. Great for all ages.

    Moths are amazing - come see why!

    Sign Up!

    More Information

    609-859-8860 | Email | Web

    Find Related Info: nature, Family Friendly

     

    Sunday, July 15th, 2018

    Pine Barrens Discovery Tour (Walk and Paddle)

     

    Time & Place

    9:00am to Noon
    Participants meet at Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ

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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 as you walk an easy pace.

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

    Preregistration is required at www.PinelandsAdventures.org or call 609-268-0189.

    Pinelands Adventures is an initiative of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance to help people across the region get out and explore the Pine Barrens.

    More Information

    609-268-0189 | Web

    Find Related Info: canoeing, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, Mullica River , nature, ecology

     

    Exploring Fruitland (Walk)---New for 2018!!

     

    Time & Place

    1:30pm to 3:30pm
    Participants meet at Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ

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    New Jersey’s Pine Barrens rank highly in production of cranberries and blueberries. Learn how both industries found their natural fit in the pines. Explore one of the earliest cranberry operations in the Pine Barrens. Learn how the lowly, tart cranberry became an overnight sensation thanks to a genius of marketing. Examine the rootstock of the hybrid highbush blueberry industry and the story of the young woman who helped create the industry.

    This program runs for a limited time during July & early August while wild blueberries and huckleberries are in fruit.

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

    Preregistration is required at www.PinelandsAdventures.org or call 609-268-0189.

    Pinelands Adventures is an initiative of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance to help people across the region get out and explore the Pine Barrens.

    More Information

    609-268-0189 | Web

    Find Related Info: Pine Barrens, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, blueberry, cranberry, children

     

    Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

    Burlington County Farm Fair

    Runs through Saturday, July 21st, 2018 

    Time & Place

    Burlington County Fairgrounds, 1960 Jacksonville-Jobstown Road, Columbus, NJ 08022

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    The Burlington County Farm Fair, Inc. is a non-profit organization. Their mission is to promote agriculture, social life, and youth as well as educating the general public by conducting a yearly agricultural fair with exhibits, livestock, and farm products. Located at the Burlington County Fairgrounds, the fair offers a variety of activities to the 10s of thousands of visitors that attend each year.

    Horses, cows, rabbits, chickens, sheep, goats and other animals are on display each day. Most of these are shown by 4-H members who hope their project animal will win a blue ribbon.

    On Friday the area dairy farmers compete in a large dairy cow show. Visitors can also watch dairy cows being milked.

    Daily horse shows, open to the public, are also a major attraction.

    Old steam engines and antique farm equipment bring back memories for many. A very popular attraction is the tractor pull in a dedicated tractor pull arena.

    Children can participate in becoming a Farmer for a Day in a special exhibit.

    There are many more things to see and do at the Burlington County Farm Fair! Come on down and have some fun!

    Join the Pinelands Preservation Alliance at this celebration and festival. Stop by our table, browse our books, flyers and merchandise.

    More Information

    Web

    Find Related Info: Pine Barrens, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, Burlington County, Family Friendly, festival

     

    Thursday, July 19th, 2018

    Pinelands Summer Short Course

     

    Time & Place

    9am to 3pm
    Stockton University’s Kramer Hall, 30 Front Street, Hammonton NJ

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    Sponsored by the New Jersey Pinelands Commission and Stockton University, the short course offers guided nature hikes and van trips, blueberry tours and presentations on insects, history and winemaking. These educational programs showcase the history, ecology, culture and music of the Pine Barrens. A free continental breakfast will be offered to attendees, beginning at 8 a.m. Professional development credits are available to New Jersey teachers who attend.

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    Our director of conservation science, Dr. Ryan Rebozo, is leading a full-day, guided van tour through the heart of the Pinelands:

    Take a van tour through the core of the Pinelands Preservation Area. Rebozo will focus on the area’s fire ecology and the various ways plants have evolved to respond to disturbance. Attendees will visit the pygmy pine plains, an area of the Pinelands with a historically high frequency of wildfires. The van will then travel to Webbs Mill Bog, a wetland savanna where attendees will see some of the most rare Pinelands orchids and carnivorous plants in bloom.

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    Registration is $60 per person. Space is limited, so it is critical for participants to register early, as the event may sell out.

    Register online https://www.stockton.edu/pinelands or by phone at 609-652-4227.

    Full course descriptions are available on the Commission’s website: www.nj.gov/pinelandshttp://www.nj.gov/pinelands/about/events/2018-PSC-Summer-Brochure-Web.pdf

    More Information

    Pinelands Commission | (609) 894-7300, ext. 125. | Web

    Find Related Info: Pine Barrens, field trip, lecture

     

    Friday, July 20th, 2018

    Movie Under the Stars at PPA

     

    Time & Place

    8 pm to 10 pm
    PPA Offices, 17 Pemberton Road, Southampton NJ 08088

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    Movie Under the Stars

    Join PPA for a fun family night as we show the movie Growing Cities outside and under the stars. Chirping crickets and shooting stars will serve as our backdrop. Popcorn and refreshments provided. Please bring your own chair. The movie will be shown indoors in the case of inclement weather.

    Growing Cities: A film about Urban Farming in America follows filmmakers Dan Susman and Andrew Monbouquette on a road trip to meet the men and women who are challenging the way this country grows and distributes its food, one vacant city lot, rooftop garden, and backyard chicken coop at a time. Join them as they discover that good food isn’t the only crop these urban visionaries are harvesting. They’re producing stronger and more vibrant communities, too.

    FREE. Donations welcome. See a preview of the movie here.

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    Registration is required as space is limited. Please sign up here.

    Reserve Your Seat

    More Information

    PPA | 609-859-8860 | Email | Web

    Find Related Info: film, Family Friendly

     

    Saturday, July 21st, 2018

    Batsto River Naturalist Guided Tour (Paddle)

     

    Time & Place

    8:30am to 4:00pm (7.5 hours)
    Participants meet at Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ

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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.

    $60 Per Person (includes canoe or kayak), $50 Per Person (bring your own canoe or kayak). Ages 8 and up.

    Pinelands Adventures is an initiative of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance to help people across the region get out and explore the Pine Barrens.

    Preregistration is required at www.PinelandsAdventures.org or call 609-268-0189.

    More Information

    609-268-0189 | Web

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

     

    New Jersey State Trail Blazing

     

    Time & Place

    9am to 12 noon
    Greenwood Wildlife Management Area, Cedar Bridge Firetower on Rt. 539 (north of Rt. 72)

    There is an effort underway to create a North to South 380-mile trail through New Jersey. Help with this effort!

    We will be painting blazes and trimming the trail as part of the NJ State Trail Effort in Greenwood Wildlife Management Area. Work will include removing tree bark and painting blue blazes on the trees and trimming the sight line for hikers.

    Google Maps Link:
    GPS Coordinates: 39.839669, -74.380564

    Things to bring: Water, snack, gloves, clippers and/or small saw.

    This is event is organized by the Pinelands Preservation Alliance. Contact Jason if you have questions at jason@pinelandsalliance.org or by phone at 609-859-8860 ext 125.

    More Information

    Jason, Stewardship Coordinator | 609-859-8860 | Email

     

    Sunday, July 22nd, 2018

    Kayaking Lessons (Paddle)---New for 2018!!

     

    Time & Place

    9:00am to Noon
    Participants meet at Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ

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    Learn the basics of kayaking with ACA certified instructor, John Volpa, in our three hour class. This introductory program is designed to help you feel comfortable and competent while learning proper paddling technique. You’ll learn to paddle on calm water close to the edge of the lake and kayaking terminology, technique and strokes.

    $55 per person, ages 12 and up.

    Preregistration is required at www.PinelandsAdventures.org or call 609-268-0189.

    Pinelands Adventures is an initiative of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance to help people across the region get out and explore the Pine Barrens.

    More Information

    609-268-0189 | Web

    Find Related Info: Kayaking, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, children, Family Friendly

     

    Saturday, July 28th, 2018

    Pine Barrens Discovery Tour (Walk and Paddle)

     

    Time & Place

    9:00am to Noon
    Participants meet at Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ

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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 as you walk an easy pace.

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

    Preregistration is required at www.PinelandsAdventures.org or call 609-268-0189.

    Pinelands Adventures is an initiative of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance to help people across the region get out and explore the Pine Barrens.

    More Information

    609-268-0189 | Web

    Find Related Info: canoeing, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, Mullica River , nature, ecology

     

    Exploring Fruitland (Walk)---New for 2018!!

     

    Time & Place

    1:30pm to 3:30pm
    Participants meet at Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ

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    New Jersey’s Pine Barrens rank highly in production of cranberries and blueberries. Learn how both industries found their natural fit in the pines. Explore one of the earliest cranberry operations in the Pine Barrens. Learn how the lowly, tart cranberry became an overnight sensation thanks to a genius of marketing. Examine the rootstock of the hybrid highbush blueberry industry and the story of the young woman who helped create the industry.

    This program runs for a limited time during July & early August while wild blueberries and huckleberries are in fruit.

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

    Preregistration is required at www.PinelandsAdventures.org or call 609-268-0189.

    Pinelands Adventures is an initiative of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance to help people across the region get out and explore the Pine Barrens.

    More Information

    609-268-0189 | Web

    Find Related Info: Pine Barrens, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, blueberry, cranberry, children

     

    Moonlight Walk at Whitesbog Village

     

    Time & Place

    8:00pm
    Whitesbog Village, Brendan Byrne State Forest, 120 West Whitesbog Road, Browns Mills, NJ 08015

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    This event is sponsored by the Whitesbog Preservation Trust

    Location: Historic Whitesbog Village, Brendan Byrne State Forest, 120 West Whitesbog Rd, Browns Mills NJ 08015

    Come explore the village and the bogs by moon light. This special opportunity is scheduled on or as close to the full moon as possible.

    An experienced guide will share insights about Whitesbog and the nature that surrounds us with a different topic each month.

    Meet your guide in the General Store before the start time and look around prior to the start. All walks are 3-5 miles in length. Dress weather appropriate.

    PLEASE NOTE: The Summer start time is 8 pm

    Reservations are requested by calling and leaving your name, phone number and number of participants at 609-893-4646. The walk is $5/person.

    Website www.whitesbog.org

    More Information

    Whitesbog Preservation Trust | 609-893-4646 | Web

    Find Related Info: Whitesbog Village, hike, history, Brendan Byrne State Forest, nature

     

    Sunday, July 29th, 2018

    Mullica River 101 (Paddle)

     

    Time & Place

    1:30pm to 4:30pm
    Participants meet at Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ

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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.

    $55 Per Person (includes canoe or kayak), $45 Per Person (bring your own canoe or kayak). Ages 8 and up.

    Pinelands Adventures is an initiative of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance to help people across the region get out and explore the Pine Barrens.

    Preregistration is required at www.PinelandsAdventures.org or call 609-268-0189.

    More Information

    609-268-0189 | Web

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

     

    Goshen Run Naturalist Guided Tour (Paddle)---New for 2018!!

     

    Time & Place

    9:00am to Noon
    Participants meet at Pinelands Adventures, 1005h Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ

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    The seemingly untouched upper reaches of the Mullica River create a magical atmosphere as we paddle 3.5 miles through a contiguous Atlantic White Cedar Swamp. We’ll stop at the site of Inskeep’s 1700’s sawmill and homestead where weary travelers found respite. Experience the beauty and serenity of a forest of Atlantic White Cedar Trees, trees which helped build fortunes.

    $55 per person (canoe or kayak included), $45 per person (bring your own canoe or kayak), ages 8 and up.

    Preregistration is required at www.PinelandsAdventures.org or call 609-268-0189.

    Pinelands Adventures is an initiative of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance to help people across the region get out and explore the Pine Barrens.

    More Information

    609-268-0189 | Web

    Find Related Info: Mullica River , Pinelands Preservation Alliance, canoeing, Kayaking, cedar swamp

     

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