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    Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

    Invasive Plants & Fungi -- Burlington County Lyceum, Mt Holly

     

    Time & Place

    3:00pm
    Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences (formerly Mt. Holly library), 307 High Street, Mount Holly, NJ 08060

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    Exotic plants and fungal blights continue to wreak havoc on our environment. Find out how they got here, why they are so destructive, how to identify them, and why we need to encourage native plants whenever possible. Suitable for ages 10 and up. Registration is required. Free.

    Presenter: Jen Bulava, Burlington County Naturalist

    More Information

    Burlington County Parks | 609-265-5858 | Web

    Find Related Info: native plants, plants, education

     

    Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

    Hike Parker Preserve with Outdoor Club of South Jersey

     

    Time & Place

    9:30am
    Parker Preserve, South gate on Rt.563.

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    We'll choose the route, starting from the SOUTH gate of Parker on Rt. 563, based on the weather that day; severe weather such as thunderstorm, heavy rain, deep snow cancels.

    8-9 miles at a moderate pace whichever way we go. Possible sightings: bald eagles, suspension bridge, oversize chairs, old bogs.

    Easy hiking along the bogs but somewhat challenging on the red trail.

    Bring snack/light lunch and water.

    More Information

    Vera Stek | 908-337- 7040 | Email | Web

    Find Related Info: Franklin Parker Preserve, hike, Outdoor Club of South Jersey

     

    Friday, April 4th, 2014

    Ranger Bill's Nature Hikes -- Preschoolers

     

    Time & Place

    10:00am to 11:00am
    Rancocas Nature Center, 794 Rancocas Road, Westampton, NJ 08060

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    The Rancocas Nature Center is an exciting place to spend a Saturday afternoon. Take a hike with Ranger Bill!

    Burlington County's own Ranger Bill will share his love of the outdoors with preschoolers ages 3-5 and their parent or guardian. Each session will feature a seasonal topic, an age-appropriate short hike, and a craft. Join the fun and give young children a chance to explore the outdoors. All hikes utilize the Rancocas Nature Center’s Visitors Center and trail system. Cost per session:Free (donations accepted at the center)

    More Information

    609-261-2495 | Email | Web

    Find Related Info: children, education, field trip, hike

     

    Invasive Plants & Fungi -- Burlington County Lyceum, Mt Holly

     

    Time & Place

    6:30pm
    Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences (formerly Mt. Holly library), 307 High Street, Mount Holly, NJ 08060

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    Exotic plants and fungal blights continue to wreak havoc on our environment. Find out how they got here, why they are so destructive, how to identify them, and why we need to encourage native plants whenever possible. Suitable for ages 10 and up. Registration is required. Free.

    Presenter: Jen Bulava, Burlington County Naturalist

    More Information

    Burlington County Parks | 609-265-5858 | Web

    Find Related Info: native plants, plants, education

     

    Saturday, April 5th, 2014

    Pinelands Day at the Toms River Library - Ocean County

     

    Time & Place

    11 am to 3 pm
    Toms River Library, 101 Washington St., Toms River, NJ

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    Learn about the ecology and folklore of the Pinelands with activities including the art of the Pinelands Photography Group, informational fair featuring local environmental organizations, a children’s program offered by the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore and workshops on bees and native plants. Enjoy a presentation and songs by storyteller, musician and author of The Legendary Pine Barrens: New Tales from Old Haunts, Paul Evans Pedersen Jr. Sponsored by the Friends of the Toms River Branch. Free program but registration is requested. Contact Ocean County Library at www.theoceancountylibrary.org or phone at (732) 349-6200.

    More Information

    (732) 349-6200

    Find Related Info: Pine Barrens, history, photography, lecture

     

    Let's Protect Our Earth -- Children's Program

     

    Time & Place

    1:30pm to 3:00pm
    Rancocas Nature Center, 794 Rancocas Road, Westampton, NJ 08060

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    The Rancocas Nature Center is an exciting place to spend a Saturday afternoon. Let's Protect Our Earth. We only have one Earth, but we have plenty of ways to help keep it clean and unpolluted.

    Join us for a fun afternoon and learn about how and why we need to protect our planet and our wildlife (and ourselves). Children can participate with a friend or a parent/caregiver. Pre-registration is required. Cost per session: RNC members, $7/person, $15/family (limit 5); nonmembers, $9/person, $21/family (limit 5).

    More Information

    609-261-2495 | Email | Web

    Find Related Info: children, education, field trip

     

    Sharrott Winery -- April Live Music Series

     

    Time & Place

    1:00pm to 4:00pm
    Sharrott Winery, 370 South Egg Harbor Road Winslow, NJ

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    Come enjoy live music and wine tasting; then purchase a bottle to savor during the performance. Live music will be on our patio and lawn overlooking our vineyard. A nice selection of gourmet foods and cheeses are available for purchase in the Tasting Room. You are welcome to bring appetizers or a picnic lunch. Seating is limited; you are encouraged to bring a blanket and/or chairs for use on the lawn.

    Admission is free and wine tasting is $5.00 per person. The tasting includes 6 samples of Sharrott Winery’s award-winning wines. No BYOB. By law only Sharrott wines can be consumed on the property.

    More Information

    609-567-WINE | Web

     

    Spring Cleaning at the Black Run Preserve - Evesham Twp.

     

    Time & Place

    9am to 11am
    Black Run Preserve, Green Trail Parking off Kettle Run Road

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    The Friends of the Black Run Preserve are sponsoring a spring clean up at the Black Run Preserve.

    Meet at the Green Trail informal parking area at 9:00 a.m.

    Gloves, safety glasses, clippers, loppers will be supplied. You can bring your own too.

    If you have a wheelbarrow to cart junk out of the Preserve that would be helpful.

    Help remove trash, work on trails and get the Preserve ready for spring.

    Directions: Take Tomlinson Mill Road south from the intersection with Marlton Pkwy (south of Cherokee High School). Merge LEFT onto Kettle Run Road. Follow Kettle Run south to the intersection with Braddock Mill Road. The Green Trail parking is on Kettle Run Road immediately after the intersection with Braddock Mill Road. Limited parking is available on either side of Kettle Run.

    Hope to see you there!

    More Information

    Michael Isham | Email | Web

    Find Related Info: Black Run Preserve, clean-up, Pine Barrens

     

    Sunday, April 6th, 2014

    Interpretive Trail Hike at Rancocas

     

    Time & Place

    Rancocas Nature Center, 794 Rancocas Road, Westampton, NJ 08060

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    Join a Rancocas staff person or associate naturalist for an interpretive hike through our varied habitats. It’s a great way to become familiar with our well-maintained trails. Bring a camera and/or binoculars; we’ll stop at various scenic spots along the way. The easy pace is suitable for all ages; please use a child carrier to transport small children. Please preregister for this program.

    More Information

    609-261-2495 | Email | Web

    Find Related Info: hike, Rancocas Creek

     

    Sharrott Winery -- April Live Music Series

     

    Time & Place

    1:00pm to 4:00pm
    Sharrott Winery, 370 South Egg Harbor Road Winslow, NJ

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    Come enjoy live music and wine tasting; then purchase a bottle to savor during the performance. Live music will be on our patio and lawn overlooking our vineyard. A nice selection of gourmet foods and cheeses are available for purchase in the Tasting Room. You are welcome to bring appetizers or a picnic lunch. Seating is limited; you are encouraged to bring a blanket and/or chairs for use on the lawn.

    Admission is free and wine tasting is $5.00 per person. The tasting includes 6 samples of Sharrott Winery’s award-winning wines. No BYOB. By law only Sharrott wines can be consumed on the property.

    More Information

    609-567-WINE | Web

     

    Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

    Pine Barrens Ecology & History Van Tour

     

    Time & Place

    10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Burlington County College, Pemberton Campus

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    This guided tour will feature swamps, pine & oak forests, cedar water, mudflats & more. Along the way, your feet will stay dry as the “Nature in a Bag” kits bring the Pine Barrens right to you. Science and history are integrated as you explore the cultural history of this region shaped by local people who discovered and utilized the natural resources of the pines. Pre-registration is required. Fee: $10

    To register, call (609) 894-9311 x3027.

    Sponsored by Burlington County College Pinelands Institute for Natural & Environmental Studies

    More Information

    609-893-1765 | Web

    Find Related Info: Pine Barrens, field trip, ecology

     

    Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

    Frog Calls -- Amico Island

     

    Time & Place

    6:30am
    Norman Ave, Delran, NJ 08075

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    Amphibians are important environmental indicators, announcing the arrival of Spring as well as potential hazards. Come out and help us survey the parks by listening to frog calls with our staff and learning the wide variety of frog species that live in our parks. Wear comfortable footwear for standing and walking.

    Registration is required. Program is free.

    More Information

    609-265-5858 | Web

    Find Related Info: frogs, Burlington County

     

    Saturday, April 12th, 2014

    Moonlight Walk -- Whitesbog Village

     

    Time & Place

    7:00pm to 9:00pm
    Whitesbog Village, 120 Whitesbog Road, Browns Mills, NJ 08015

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    Listen to the night sounds of the Pines, learn about Whitesbog and experience the seasonal changes of the Pinelands. All walks are 3‑5 miles in length, weather permitting and led by experienced leaders. Cost: $5 per person.

    More Information

    609-893-4646 | Email | Web

    Find Related Info: Whitesbog Village, hike

     

    The Life and Times of Dr. Still -- Batsto

     

    Time & Place

    1:00pm
    Batsto Village, 31 Batsto Road, Hammonton, NJ 08037

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    Beyond the Barrens: A Pinelands Speaker Series (2014) will take place on the Second Saturday of each month and will focus on natural, cultural, and historical aspects in and around Batsto. Programming begins at 1:00pm in the Batsto Visitor Center Auditorium. Admission is $2.00 per person.

    The Life and Times of Dr. Still will be presented by Janet Giardina.

    More Information

    609-561-0024 | Email | Web

    Find Related Info: Batsto Village, Dr. James Still, history

     

    Sharrott Winery -- April Live Music Series

     

    Time & Place

    1:00pm to 4:00pm
    Sharrott Winery, 370 South Egg Harbor Road Winslow, NJ

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    Come enjoy live music and wine tasting; then purchase a bottle to savor during the performance. Live music will be on our patio and lawn overlooking our vineyard. A nice selection of gourmet foods and cheeses are available for purchase in the Tasting Room. You are welcome to bring appetizers or a picnic lunch. Seating is limited; you are encouraged to bring a blanket and/or chairs for use on the lawn.

    Admission is free and wine tasting is $5.00 per person. The tasting includes 6 samples of Sharrott Winery’s award-winning wines. No BYOB. By law only Sharrott wines can be consumed on the property.

    More Information

    609-567-WINE | Web

     

    Spring Ecology Walk, Long Bridge Park

     

    Time & Place

    9:30am
    Long Bridge Park, County Road 541, Hainesport, NJ 08036

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    It's that time of year again -- the flowers are in bloom, the animals are coming out from their wintery dens, and the temperatures are getting warmer. Join a park naturalist to explore signs of spring in the parks and learn how plants and animals snap back to life after the harsh cold of winter.

    Registration is Required. Program is free.

    More Information

    609-265-5858 | Web

    Find Related Info: ecology, Burlington County, Long Bridge Park, Hainesport

     

    The Life Box -- Rancocas Nature Center

     

    Time & Place

    1pm
    Rancocas Nature Center, 794 Rancocas Road, Westampton, NJ 08060

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    For ages 5 and up!

    Can you imagine life without food or water? Discover and learn through a hands on activity about the four essential factors all living things need to survive and thrive. We will conclude the activity with a walk to find out how these factors work together and why they're so important to plants and animals.

    Registration Required. Program is free.

    More Information

    609-265-5858 | Web

    Find Related Info: education, kids

     

    Amico Island Clean Up -- Delran

     

    Time & Place

    9:00am to 12:00pm
    Amico Islanc, 81 Norman Ave, Delran, NJ 08075

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    Collect and inventory litter along the shoreline of the Delaware River. Pre-registration is appreicated for planning, but not required.

    More Information

    Geoff Richter | 609-859-8860 ext 56 | Email

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    Sunday, April 13th, 2014

    Walk on the Wild Side Hike - Medford NJ

     

    Time & Place

    1:30 pm
    Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, 4 Sawmill Road, Medford, NJ 08055

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    Walk on the Wild Side Hikes will take place April 13, May 11, and June 8th

    Join one of Cedar Run's educators for a themed hike through their many trails. $10/adult, $8/child age 4 and up, ages 3 and under free. Advanced registration required. Call 609-983-3329.

    More Information

    609-983-3329 | Email | Web | Map

    Find Related Info: Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, hike, Pine Barrens, wildlife

     

    Earth Day Work Day at Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge - Medford NJ

     

    Time & Place

    1:00 pm
    Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, 4 Sawmill Road, Medford, NJ 08055

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    Please join us for an afternoon of work, together with other Cedar Run friends, staff and volunteers, to help get us ready for the busiest season! We need your elbow grease to share the load as we give this place a good scrubbing, inside and out. Come ready to sweep, wipe, rake, scrape, and help with trail maintenance...and more! For more information, please email Sara Walsh at sara.walsh@cedarrun.org or call 609-983-3329.

    More Information

    609-983-3329 | Email | Web | Map

    Find Related Info: Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, Earth Day, Pine Barrens, wildlife

     

    Connect With Nature -- Habitat Interactions and Rancocas Clean-Up

     

    Time & Place

    1:30pm to 3:00pm
    Rancocas Nature Center, 794 Rancocas Road, Westampton, NJ 08060

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    Join hands-on investigations that will uncover amazing and important interactions that occur in the natural world--interdependencies that sustain life on our planet. While we are out on the trails, we’ll also leave the preserve cleaner than we found it. The afternoon’s activities can be used toward community service hours. Please register in advance for program. Cost: members, $7/person, $15/family (limit 5); nonmembers, $10/person, $21/family (limit 5)

    More Information

    609-261-2495 | Email | Web

    Find Related Info: Habitat, clean-up, trails

     

    YMCA Summer Camp Open House -- Medford

     

    Time & Place

    1:00pm to 4:00pm
    1303 Stokes Road, Medford, NJ 08055

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    Is it Summer yet? First time campers to Camp Ockanickon for Boys, Camp Matollionequay for Girls and Lake Stockwell Day Camp can save money at our Open Houses.

    More Information

    609-654-8225 | Email | Web

    Find Related Info: camping, summer

     

    Sharrott Winery -- April Live Music Series

     

    Time & Place

    1:00pm to 4:00pm
    Sharrott Winery, 370 South Egg Harbor Road Winslow, NJ

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    Come enjoy live music and wine tasting; then purchase a bottle to savor during the performance. Live music will be on our patio and lawn overlooking our vineyard. A nice selection of gourmet foods and cheeses are available for purchase in the Tasting Room. You are welcome to bring appetizers or a picnic lunch. Seating is limited; you are encouraged to bring a blanket and/or chairs for use on the lawn.

    Admission is free and wine tasting is $5.00 per person. The tasting includes 6 samples of Sharrott Winery’s award-winning wines. No BYOB. By law only Sharrott wines can be consumed on the property.

    More Information

    609-567-WINE | Web

     

    Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

    Tots and Treks -- Pennington Park

     

    Time & Place

    9:30am
    Pennington Park, Creek Road, Delanco, NJ 08075

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    For ages Infant to 5 years old (with parents) It is never too early to introduce your little ones to nature. Get some fresh air, exercise and meet other parents on these spring walks through our parks led by a Parks Naturalist.

    Dress appropriately and be prepared for unpaved trail surfaces. Registration Required. Program is Free.

    More Information

    609-265-5858 | Web

    Find Related Info: preschoolers, hike

     

    Friday, April 18th, 2014

    Ranger Bill's Nature Hikes -- Preschoolers

     

    Time & Place

    10:00am to 11:00am
    Rancocas Nature Center, 794 Rancocas Road, Westampton, NJ 08060

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    The Rancocas Nature Center is an exciting place to spend a Saturday afternoon. Take a hike with Ranger Bill!

    Burlington County's own Ranger Bill will share his love of the outdoors with preschoolers ages 3-5 and their parent or guardian. Each session will feature a seasonal topic, an age-appropriate short hike, and a craft. Join the fun and give young children a chance to explore the outdoors. All hikes utilize the Rancocas Nature Center’s Visitors Center and trail system. Cost per session: Free (donations accepted at the center)

    More Information

    609-261-2495 | Email | Web

    Find Related Info: children, education, field trip, hike

     

    Hike at Maurice River Bluffs Preserve (Cumberland Co).

     

    Time & Place

    10am
    Maurice River Bluffs Preserve

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    The Nature Conservancy prides itself on protecting great places like the Maurice River Bluffs, a majestic preserve overlooking the river. Bring binoculars to observe various waterfowl and a bald eagle’s nest. Bring water and snacks. Leashed dogs are welcome. Option for late lunch at the Maurice River Diner. Please contact leaders to register and for directions. Length: 4 miles, easy pace.

    Sponsored by the West Jersey Chapter of the Sierra Club.

    More Information

    George & Leona F | 609-259-3734 | Email

    Find Related Info: hike, Cumberland County

     

    Saturday, April 19th, 2014

    Night Hike at Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge - Medford NJ

     

    Time & Place

    7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
    Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, 4 Sawmill Road, Medford, NJ 08055

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    This hike takes participants through their trails from dusk to dark in search of some of our nighttime visitors. $10/adult, $8/child age 4 and up, ages 3 and under free.

    Advanced registration required. Call 609-983-3329.

    More Information

    609-983-3329 | Email | Web | Map

    Find Related Info: Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, hike, Pine Barrens, wildlife

     

    Sharrott Winery -- April Live Music Series

     

    Time & Place

    1:00pm to 4:00pm
    Sharrott Winery, 370 South Egg Harbor Road Winslow, NJ

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    Come enjoy live music and wine tasting; then purchase a bottle to savor during the performance. Live music will be on our patio and lawn overlooking our vineyard. A nice selection of gourmet foods and cheeses are available for purchase in the Tasting Room. You are welcome to bring appetizers or a picnic lunch. Seating is limited; you are encouraged to bring a blanket and/or chairs for use on the lawn.

    Admission is free and wine tasting is $5.00 per person. The tasting includes 6 samples of Sharrott Winery’s award-winning wines. No BYOB. By law only Sharrott wines can be consumed on the property.

    More Information

    609-567-WINE | Web

     

    Sharrott Winery -- Earth Day Spring Walking Tour

     

    Time & Place

    12:30pm and 2:00pm
    Sharrott Winery, 370 South Egg Harbor Road Winslow, NJ

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    This is our spring walking tour of the vineyards. Learn about early season grape growing and sustainable agriculture. Our vines will be in early bloom – just beautiful! The tour will be led by one of our winemakers who will describe how low input farming, renewable energy and recycling play an important part in maintaining a low environmental impact business. A wine tasting will be included during the tour.

    Cost is $5. No reservations required. Please arrive approximately 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.

    More Information

    609-567-WINE | Web

     

    Sunday, April 20th, 2014

    Sharrott Winery -- April Live Music Series

     

    Time & Place

    1:00pm to 4:00pm
    Sharrott Winery, 370 South Egg Harbor Road Winslow, NJ

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    Come enjoy live music and wine tasting; then purchase a bottle to savor during the performance. Live music will be on our patio and lawn overlooking our vineyard. A nice selection of gourmet foods and cheeses are available for purchase in the Tasting Room. You are welcome to bring appetizers or a picnic lunch. Seating is limited; you are encouraged to bring a blanket and/or chairs for use on the lawn.

    Admission is free and wine tasting is $5.00 per person. The tasting includes 6 samples of Sharrott Winery’s award-winning wines. No BYOB. By law only Sharrott wines can be consumed on the property.

    More Information

    609-567-WINE | Web

     

    Sharrott Winery -- Easter Egg Hunt

     

    Time & Place

    12:00pm
    Sharrott Winery, 370 South Egg Harbor Road Winslow, NJ

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    Kids up to 10 years of age can join in the annual Easter Egg Hunt in and around the vineyard at the winery. The hunt will begin promptly at 12:00 noon. Older “kids – over 21” can enjoy wine tastings or a glass of wine on the patio with live music. Our Live Music by Matt Fisher will be from 1 pm to 4 pm.

    Tasting fee is $5. Live Music entry and the egg hunt are FREE.

    More Information

    609-567-WINE | Web

     

    Canoe/Kayak the N. Branch Rancocas Creek (Burlington Co)

     

    Time & Place

    9am
    Meet at the Vincentown Diner, Route 206, Southampton, NJ 08088

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    Paddle 14 miles on the N. Branch Rancocas Water Trail from BCCC to Mount Holly. Meet at the Vincentown Diner – arrive early for breakfast. Rentals are not available. Contact leaders to confirm trip and participation.

    Sponsored by the West Jersey Chapter of the Sierra Club.

    More Information

    George & Leona F | 609-259-3734 | Email

    Find Related Info: Kayaking, canoeing, Rancocas Creek

     

    Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

    New Tales From Old Haunts presentation -- Hamilton Library

     

    Time & Place

    7:00pm
    Hamilton Township Public Library, 1 Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. Way, Hamilton, NJ 08619

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    The Friends of the Hamilton Township Public Library are proud to host:

    New Tales From Old Haunts: The Legendary Pine Barrens by Paul Evans Pedersen

    More Information

    (609) 581-4060 | Web

    Find Related Info: Paul Evans Pedersen, Hamilton, culture

     

    Thursday, April 24th, 2014

    Nature Journaling -- Crystal Lake Park, Mansfield

     

    Time & Place

    9:30am
    Crystal Lake Park, 2401 Axe Factory Rd, Mansfield, NJ 08505

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    It doesn't take much to write about the natural world -- just a notebook, pen and beautiful scenery. Explore and write about the flora and fauna of Burlington County parks in a nature journal, a keepsake you can treasure forever. This series meets once a month for nature walks and journaling.

    Registration is required. Program is free.

    More Information

    609-265-5858 | Web

    Find Related Info: Burlington County, Nature Journal

     

    Friday, April 25th, 2014

    PPA's Members Only Preview Native Plant Sale

     

    Time & Place

    3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    PPA Headquarters, 17 Pemberton Road, Southampton, NJ 08088

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    PPA MEMBERS ONLY - Preview Native Plant Sale

    Trees, shrubs, and wildflowers native to the Pinelands will be for sale to PPA members-only from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. If you aren't a PPA member, become one today.

    The Pinelands Visitor Center will also be open, with a variety of books, DVDs, clothing and other Pinelands-related merchandise on offer.

    Plants supplied by Pinelands Nursery, RareFind Nursery, and Fernbrook Nursery.

    More Information

    Amy | 609 859-8860 x23 | Email | Web | Map

    Find Related Info: native plants, ecology, Pine Barrens

     

    "Barnegat Bay Blitz" Volunteer Cleanup at Bass River State Forest

     

    Time & Place

    10:00am
    Bass River State Forest Office

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    The Barnegat Bay Blitz is a partnership event spearheaded by the NJDEP and the NJ Clean Communities Council in an effort to bring together residents, students, businesses and local governments to help clean up and foster a greater appreciation for the Barnegat Bay and its' 660 square mile watershed.

    Meet at the Bass River State Forest Office parking lot at 10 a.m. Dress appropriately and bring lunch and water. Trash bags, gloves and snacks will be provided.

    More Information

    609.296.1114 | Web

    Find Related Info: Bass River State Forest, clean-up, volunteer

     

    Saturday, April 26th, 2014

    PPA's Earth Day Native Plant Sale

     

    Time & Place

    11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    PPA Headquarters, 17 Pemberton Road, Southampton, NJ 08088

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    Annual Native Plant Sale at PPA's Headquarters

    Trees, shrubs, and wildflowers native to the Pinelands will be for sale.

    Also: Raffle for cool prizes, gardening lectures and tours of the historic barn and farmhouse.

    The Pinelands Visitor Center will also be open, with a variety of books, DVDs, clothing and other Pinelands-related merchandise on offer.

    Plants supplied by Pinelands Nursery, RareFind Nursery, and Fernbrook Nursery.

    More Information

    Amy | 609 859-8860 x23 | Email | Web | Map

    Find Related Info: native plants, ecology, Pine Barrens

     

    Emerging Plants Nature Walk -- Whitesbog Village

     

    Time & Place

    10:00am to 12:00pm
    Whitesbog Village, 120 Whitesbog Road, Browns Mills, NJ 08015

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    Explore Suningive’s gardens, the nearby bogs and surrounding Pineland area with botanist Mark Szutarski to discover and identify native plants as they begin their springtime display. Reservations requested. Cost: $5.00 per person.

    More Information

    609-893-4646 | Email | Web

    Find Related Info: Whitesbog Village, plants, spring, botany

     

    Sharrott Winery -- April Live Music Series

     

    Time & Place

    1:00pm to 4:00pm
    Sharrott Winery, 370 South Egg Harbor Road Winslow, NJ

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    Come enjoy live music and wine tasting; then purchase a bottle to savor during the performance. Live music will be on our patio and lawn overlooking our vineyard. A nice selection of gourmet foods and cheeses are available for purchase in the Tasting Room. You are welcome to bring appetizers or a picnic lunch. Seating is limited; you are encouraged to bring a blanket and/or chairs for use on the lawn.

    Admission is free and wine tasting is $5.00 per person. The tasting includes 6 samples of Sharrott Winery’s award-winning wines. No BYOB. By law only Sharrott wines can be consumed on the property.

    More Information

    609-567-WINE | Web

     

    Earth Day Celebration -- Smithville Park

     

    Time & Place

    10am to 3pm
    Smithville Park, 803 Smithville Rd, Mt Holly, NJ 08060

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    All are invited to participate in activities with a water theme: short nature walks and activities for all ages, crafts for kids during the day under a pavilion and scheduled children's programs at 11am and 1pm.

    BE SURE TO VISIT PPA's table! Stop and say hi!

    Rain cancels; Raindate is Sunday, April 27th.

    More Information

    609-265-5858 | Web

    Find Related Info: Earth Day, Burlington County, kids

     

    Common Water -- Smithville Park

     

    Time & Place

    11am
    Smithville Park, 803 Smithville Rd, Mt Holly, NJ 08060

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    For ages 5 - 10. What do you, your friends, a tree, and a squirrel have in common? This hands on activity will help children realize that water is a renewable but finite resource that needs to be shared and conserved.

    Registration not required. Program is free.

    More Information

    Burlington County Parks | 609-265-5858 | Web

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    Outdoor Club of South Jersey -- Club Picnic

     

    Time & Place

    12:00pm
    Pakim Pond, Off Route 72 Brendan Byrne Forest.

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    Frank Pearce | 856-767-2780 | Web

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    Sunday, April 27th, 2014

    Earth Day Clean Up at Forked River Mountains - Ocean County

     

    Time & Place

    8:30 am to 1:00 pm
    Wells Mills County Park, 905 Wells Mills Road, Waretown NJ 08758

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    The Forked River Mountain Coalition, in cooperation with the Ocean County Parks Department and the Pinelands Preservation Alliance, will conduct a clean up of the Forked River Mountain Area for Earth Day. Pre-registration is required.

    To register - mail in this registration form (click here) or call 609-971-1635.

    Last year volunteers helped to clean up 24 tons of trash. Please help make this year's clean up another success.

    Bags and gloves will be supplied! Hot dogs, refreshments & entertainment after the clean-up. Volunteers with four wheel drive vehicles are especially needed.

    Hike Planned! An optional hike of the Forked River Mountain Area will be conducted after the clean up. It should take about an hour to hike the two mile long trail through the Pine Barrens wilderness. Hikers should be back in the parking lot by 2:00 pm. Hiking boots should be worn and insect repellent is recommended. You can register using the form referenced above.

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    609-971-1635 | Web

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    Serenade for Wildlife at Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge - Medford NJ

     

    Time & Place

    3:00 pm
    Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Tabernacle NJ 08088

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    Join the staff, Trustees and volunteers at Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge for this concert to benefit the Refuge's mission of preserving New Jersey's wildlife and habitats through environmental education, conservation and wildlife rehabilitation. Concert will be held at the Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Tabernacle. Tickets are $15 per person in advance and $20 at the door. Please call for more information or to order tickets.

    Call 609-983-3329.

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    609-983-3329 | Email | Web

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    Living History Tour -- Whitesbog Village

     

    Time & Place

    2:00pm to 4:00pm
    Whitesbog Village, 120 Whitesbog Road, Browns Mills, NJ 08015

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    Experience life in the 1920′s and tour the Village museums with historical interpreters. Reservations required. Cost: $15.00 per person.

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    609-893-4646 | Email | Web

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    Tour de Open Space -- Stockton, Hunterdon County

     

    Time & Place

    8:30am to 3:00pm
    Prallsville Mills, 33 Risler St, Stockton, NJ 08559

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    This cycling event takes you through some of the prettiest roads in New Jersey, bordering preserved farmland and open space in the Wickecheoke Creek region of Hunterdon County. There will be two 35-mile rides (hilly and rolling), with a rest stop and lunch included at the end of the rides.

    Enjoy on-road bicycling past preserved farmland and open space. Choose a 35-mile route - rolling or hilly - to match your ability! Cyclists must supply their own bikes and helmets (mandatory).

    Cost per person: $45.00

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    Bill Lynch | 908-997-0725 | Email | Web

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    Sharrott Winery -- April Live Music Series

     

    Time & Place

    1:00pm to 4:00pm
    Sharrott Winery, 370 South Egg Harbor Road Winslow, NJ

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    Come enjoy live music and wine tasting; then purchase a bottle to savor during the performance. Live music will be on our patio and lawn overlooking our vineyard. A nice selection of gourmet foods and cheeses are available for purchase in the Tasting Room. You are welcome to bring appetizers or a picnic lunch. Seating is limited; you are encouraged to bring a blanket and/or chairs for use on the lawn.

    Admission is free and wine tasting is $5.00 per person. The tasting includes 6 samples of Sharrott Winery’s award-winning wines. No BYOB. By law only Sharrott wines can be consumed on the property.

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    609-567-WINE | Web

     

    ACUA Earth Day -- Egg Harbor Township

     

    Time & Place

    10am to 4pm
    ACUA Haneman Environmental Park, 6700 Delilah Road, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

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    Now approaching its 24th year, the ACUA's annual Earth Day Festival is a celebration for the entire community to honor our Earth. The festival takes place rain or shine and historically draws a crowd of nearly 4,000 people of all ages who have one common goal: to have fun and help make a positive change for the future of our environment.

    Guests of all ages will enjoy live entertainment throughout the day, including interactive exhibits, live music, workshops and more!

    Be sure to stop by PPA's table and say Hi!

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    609-272-6950 | Web

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    Monday, April 28th, 2014

    Spring Flowers in the Pines at Historic Whitesbog Village

     

    Time & Place

    1 pm to 3 pm
    Historic Whitesbog Village in Brendan Byrne State Forest, 120-13 Whitesbog Road, Browns Mills NJ 08015

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    See a beautiful array of flowering plants on this walking tour of the Pine Barrens in the spring. Realize the adaptations of these magnificent specimens to the unique conditions and diverse habitats in the Pines. Pre-registration is required. Fee: $10

    To register, call (609) 894-9311 x3027.

    Sponsored by Burlington County College Pinelands Institute for Natural & Environmental Studies

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    609-893-1765 | Web

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