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    < August 2016 >

    Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

    Canoe/Kayak the Wading River (Burlington County)

     

    Time & Place

    8:30am
    Wading River, Burlington County

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    Rise and Shine – join us for an early trip before the crowds! We’ll paddle 10 miles from Hawkin Bridge to Beaver Branch.

    Boats can be rented from Mick’s Pine Barrens Canoe/Kayak Rental 800-281-1380 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 chapter of the Sierra Club.

    More Information

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

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    Saturday, August 6th, 2016

    The Pinelands Summer Zenith Nature Hike

     

    Time & Place

    10:30am
    Batsto Village

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    This is a two to four mile guided hike. Bring water and snacks.

    Parking fee: $5/$7.

    More Information

    609-567-4559

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    Star Watch at Batsto Village

     

    Time & Place

    7:00pm to 10:00pm
    Batsto Village, Wharton State Forest

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    Star Watch at Batsto Village, Wharton State Forest.

    This is a FREE event. Sponsored by West Jersey Astronomical Society.

    More Information

    609-567-4559 | Web

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    Thursday, August 11th, 2016

    Canoe/Kayak the Batsto River (Burlington County)

     

    Time & Place

    8:30am
    Batsto River, Burlington County

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    This is a 12-13 mile trip for experienced Pines paddlers; expect downfalls and portages.

    Pinelands Preservation Alliance has launched Pinelands Adventures and we’ll use Pinelands Adventures for our trip shuttle.

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

    This event is sponsored by the West Jersey Chapter of the Sierra Club.

    More Information

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

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    Friday, August 12th, 2016

    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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    Saturday, August 13th, 2016

    Canoeing Lessons

     

    Time & Place

    1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ

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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 outdoor activity. You’ll learn to paddle on calm water close to the edge of the lake and:

    • Canoeing terminology
    • Canoeing equipment (paddles, PFDs, canoes)
    • Technique and strokes to direct your canoe where you want it to go
    • Canoeing posture and how to paddle efficiently
    • How to handle your canoe in case it flips over (demonstration only)
    • Canoeing safety skills

    $35 per person. Ages 10 and up. Instructor: John Volpa

    Pinelands Adventures is an initiative of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance. We hope you have the chance to participate in some of these great programs!

    To register or learn more visit www.PinelandsAdventures.org or call 609-268-0189.

    More Information

    609-268-0189 | Email | Web

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    Mullica River 101---A Guided Paddling Trip in the Pinelands

     

    Time & Place

    9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Road, Shamong

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

    $50 per person (canoe or kayak). $40 per person (bring your own canoe or kayak). Ages 8 and up. Guide: John Volpa.

    Pinelands Adventures is an initiative of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance. We hope you have the chance to participate in some of these great programs!

    To register or learn more visit www.PinelandsAdventures.org or call 609-268-0189.

    More Information

    609-268-0189 | Email | Web

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    Sunday, August 14th, 2016

    Walk on the Wild Side at Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge

     

    Time & Place

    1:30 PM
    Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, 4 Sawmill Road, Medford, NJ

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    Join us for a themed hike through the refuge. Trails are family friendly.

    Hike begins at 1:30.

    $10 for adults, $8 for children ages 4 and up, ages 3 and under are free.

    Advanced registration is required.

    More Information

    856-983-3329 | Web

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    Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

    Canoe/Kayak the Rancocas Creek (Burlington County)

     

    Time & Place

    9:00 am
    Rancocas Creek

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    We’ll paddle the Rancocas Creek Canoe Trail for 10 miles from BCCC to Smithville.

    Join us for an early breakfast at the Vincentown Diner.

    Rentals are not available.

    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 Chapter of the Sierra Club.

    More Information

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

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    Friday, August 19th, 2016

    Full Moon Night Hike at Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge

     

    Time & Place

    7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
    Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, 4 Sawmill Road, Medford, NJ

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    Experience the refuge in an exciting way, at night! Enjoy a guided hike by the light of the full moon to visit nocturnal habitats that are home to owls, raccoons, opossums and other wildlife that emerge after dark. Be there as the "night shift" awakens.

    Program begins at the Nature Center.

    Wear comfortable shoes and bug spray is recommended.

    Hike is 1 to 1.5 miles.

    $10 for adults, $8 for children. Suitable for ages 8 and up.

    Advanced registration is required.

    More Information

    856-983-3329 | Web

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    Sunday, August 21st, 2016

    Batsto River Guided Trip---A Guided Paddling Trip

     

    Time & Place

    8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
    Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ

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    During this trip, you will explore on water and land and learn about Pine Barrens habitats, history, plants and animals.

    You will begin your journey at Quaker Bridge on the Batsto River. Once on the river you’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. You’ll stop along the way for lunch (paddlers must provide their own lunch or snacks) to review Pinelands maps and also for dip netting to get a closer look at the fish and invertebrates that inhabit the river. Your trip will end at Batsto Lake where you will be transported back to Pinelands Adventures.

    $60 per person (canoe or kayak), $50 per person (bring your own canoe or kayak). Ages 8 and up. Total trip time approximately 7.5 hours. Guide: John Volpa.

    Pinelands Adventures is an initiative of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance. We hope you have the chance to participate in some of these great programs!

    To register or learn more visit www.PinelandsAdventures.org or call 609-268-0189.

    More Information

    609-268-0189 | Email | Web

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    Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

    Canoe/Kayak the Great Egg Harbor River (Atlantic County)

     

    Time & Place

    9:30 am
    Great Egg Harbor River

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    We’ll paddle 10+ miles from Penny Pot to Weymouth.

    Meet at the Harley Dawn Diner – arrive early for breakfast.

    Palace Outfitters will shuttle our group.

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

    Sponsored by the West Jersey Chapter of the Sierra Club.

    More Information

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

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    Saturday, August 27th, 2016

    Hampton Furnace Exploration---A Guided Field Trip in the Pinelands

     

    Time & Place

    1:00 PM
    Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ

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    This Pine Barrens primer is perfect for everyone who wants to learn about Pinelands history, ecology and culture, including families with children from ages 6 and up. Explore a serene Atlantic White Cedar swamp and discover life in a Pine Barrens stream between the Upper Batsto River and Skit Branch creek. Step back into the history of Hampton Furnace, its 18th century bog iron manufacturing, its transition to the cranberry industry, and the scene of a vicious 1916 robbery attempt. Adults and kids will be able to explore the streams, use dip nets to look for aquatic life and examine unique carnivorous Pine Barrens plants.

    Trip departs at 1:00 PM. $25 adults, $15 children. Program is about 2 hours.

    Pinelands Adventures is an initiative of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance. We hope you have the chance to participate in some of these great programs!

    To register or learn more visit www.PinelandsAdventures.org or call 609-268-0189.

    More Information

    609-268-0189 | Email | Web

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    Pine Barrens Discovery Tour---A Guided Field Trip in the Pinelands

     

    Time & Place

    9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ

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    Trek along the edges of the Mullica River and discover its secrets. Join us for our Pine Barrens Sampler, a three-hour exploration of Pine Barrens life. This program includes a shore walk to learn about uplands and Atlantic Cedar Swamp habitats, conduct a water quality survey, try dip netting. 3 hour small group tour

    • Discover native Pine Barrens plants and animals around every corner of the trail as you walk an easy pace.
    • Find out what fish, frogs, and bugs can tell us about their Pine Barrens home.
    • Canoeing along the perimeter of a Pine Barrens lake is included to discover life on the edge.

    $35 adults, $20 children (8 through 15 years old). Guide: John Volpa

    Pinelands Adventures is an initiative of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance. We hope you have the chance to participate in some of these great programs!

    To register or learn more visit www.PinelandsAdventures.org or call 609-268-0189.

    More Information

    609-268-0189 | Email | Web

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