< May 2015 >

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Canoe/Kayak Cedar Creek -- Double Trouble State Park

 

Time & Place

9:00am
Double Trouble State Park, 581 Pinewald Keswick Road Bayville, NJ 08721

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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. Contact the trip leaders for more information.

Sponsored by the West Jersey Chapter of the Sierra Club.

More Information

George or Leona F | 609-259-3734 | Email | Web

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Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

Fernbrook Nursery Annual Plant Sale

Runs through Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 

Time & Place

8:00am to 1:00pm
150 Georgetown Road, Bordentown, NJ 08505

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Embrace the spring weather by getting out in the garden! All of Fernbrook Nursery's extensive stock will be available for purchase. Perennials, azaleas, rhododendrons, a variety of trees, blueberries and much, much more to find in the hoop houses.

In addition, we will have heirloom tomato starts for sale-- over 60 varieties (our biggest year yet), and a wide selection of herbs to help fill your summer table with homegrown food!

Fernbrook Nursery is one of the suppliers for Pinelands Perservation Alliance's annual Native Plant Sale. Their nursery is wholesale only except for these two weekends in May when they open to the public.

Curious about what we're offering? Click here to see the Nursery's stock list, and here to view our tomato and herb list!

More Information

(609) 298-8282 | Web

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Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Interpretive Trail Hike at Rancocas Nature Center

 

Time & Place

1:00pm to 2:00pm
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 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.

Cost: free for members; nonmembers, $4/person, $10/family.

More Information

(609) 261-2495 | Email | Web

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Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Cinco de Mayo Paddle -- Wading River

 

Time & Place

9:00am
Hawkin Bridge, Wharton State Forest

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo on our annual 10-mile trip from Hawkin Bridge to Beaver Branch. Boats can be rented from Mick’s Canoe and Kayak Rental 800-281-1380 or www.mickscanoerental.com/ Contact leaders to confirm trip and participation.

Sponsored by the West Jersey Chapter of the Sierra Club.

More Information

George or Leona F | 609-259-3734 | Email | Web

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Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Fernbrook Nursery Annual Plant Sale

Runs through Sunday, May 10th, 2015 

Time & Place

8:00am to 1:00pm
150 Georgetown Road, Bordentown, NJ 08505

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Embrace the spring weather by getting out in the garden! All of Fernbrook Nursery's extensive stock will be available for purchase. Perennials, azaleas, rhododendrons, a variety of trees, blueberries and much, much more to find in the hoop houses.

In addition, we will have heirloom tomato starts for sale-- over 60 varieties (our biggest year yet), and a wide selection of herbs to help fill your summer table with homegrown food!

Fernbrook Nursery is one of the suppliers for Pinelands Perservation Alliance's annual Native Plant Sale. Their nursery is wholesale only except for these two weekends in May when they open to the public.

Curious about what we're offering? Click here to see the Nursery's stock list, and here to view our tomato and herb list!

More Information

(609) 298-8282 | Web

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Al Horner Book Signing -- Historic Batsto Village

 

Time & Place

1:00pm to 2:00pm
Batsto Village, 31 Batsto Road, Hammonton, NJ 080837

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The “Beyond the Barrens: A Pinelands Speaker Series” will feature a presentation by world renowned photographer Albert D. Horner. He will speak about his work, especially his most recent publication, Pinelands: New Jersey’s Suburban Wilderness. A limited number of copies will be made available to purchase and have signed.

A Medford Lakes, New Jersey resident, Albert D. Horner has been familiar with the scenery of South Jersey most of his life, particularly the area within the Pinelands National Reserve. Being born into a family of hunters and fishermen was a beginning of his exposure to the Pine Barrens.

A self-taught photographer whose start was in his own black and white darkroom in the late 70s is now capturing stunning “Intimate Landscapes” of South Jersey with digital technology.

Fee: $2.00 per person

More Information

John Morsa | 609-704-1910 | Email | Web

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International Migratory Bird Day -- Woodford Cedar Wildlife Refuge, Medford, NJ

 

Time & Place

11:00am to 3:00pm
Woodford Cedar Wildlife Refuge, 4 Sawmill Road, Medford, NJ 08055

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Program Details:

Hunters of the Sky program at 11am and 2pm. Program will occur in the Amphitheater and is free with admission.

From 1-3pm, we will offer a Beginning Bird ID class, perfect for the first time birders. Learn how to use a field guide, practice using binoculars and then set off on the trail to practice your newly acquired skills.

Ages 8 and up. $5/person. Children will also receive a bird checklist to complete as they walk the refuge and bird coloring pages available in the nature center.

More Information

(856) 983-3329 | Email | Web

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Refuge Night Hike -- Woodford Cedar Run Refuge, Medford, NJ

 

Time & Place

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

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One of our Educators will take participants through our trails from dusk to dark in search of some of our nighttime visitors.

Cost: $10/adult, $8/child. Suitable for ages 8 and up. Program meets at 7:30pm.

Bring flashlights, water and comfortable shoes. Advanced registration required.

More Information

(856) 983-3329 | Email | Web

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Sunday, May 10th, 2015

Walk on the Wild Side -- Woodford Cedar Run Refuge, Medford, NJ

 

Time & Place

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

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May 10: Walk on the Wild Side-Join us for a themed hike through our many trails. Trails are family-friendly.

Cost: $10/adult, $8/child age 4 and up, ages 3 and under free. Advanced registration required.

More Information

(856) 983-3329 | Email | Web

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Happy Mother's Day -- Woodford Cedar Run, Medford, NJ

 

Time & Place

All day
Woodford Cedar Wildlife Refuge, 4 Sawmill Road, Medford, NJ 08055

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Happy Mother’s Day-Mom’s get FREE admission to our trails all day long (with a paid child’s admission).

Programs include Owl Stories at 12pm and 3pm. Program is suitable for ages 5 and under, meets in the amphitheater and is free with admission.

You can make a pinecone birdfeeder in the Nature Center. 12-4pm.

More Information

(856) 983-3329 | Email | Web

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Monday, May 11th, 2015

Hammonton Water Supply -- Every Drop Counts -- Hammonton, NJ

 

Time & Place

5:30pm to 8:30pm
Hammonton Municipal Hall, 100 Central Avenue, Hammonton, NJ 08037

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Learn the facts about Hammonton’s water supply and everyday actions you can take to reduce your indoor and outdoor water use. Explore the initiation of Hammonton’s Credit/Rebate Water Conservation Program, how the program works and how this program and native plant landscaping can save you money. The event is free, see the workshop brochure here. Native plant door prizes!

Open to Hammonton Residents. Pre-registration is required.

Funding for this presentation is provided by The William Penn Foundation.

More Information

973-539-7547 | Email | Web

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Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Septic Maintenance: Protecting Pinelands Water and your Money -- Marlton, NJ

 

Time & Place

5:30pm to 8:00pm
Gibson House Community Center, 535 East Main Street, Marlton, NJ 08053

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Regular maintenance of your septic system is important and can prevent costly repairs, extend longevity, and adds to your property value. Properly functioning septic systems are important for protecting your drinking water supply, public health, and vibrant Pinelands ecosystems.

Program includes:

  • Septic System Function
  • Household Water Conservation
  • Pinelands Septic Regulations

Registration is free but please let the group know if you are an environmental commission member, elected official, appointed official, FBRP member, or resident.

$50 door prize drawing: Coupon for Bob Drayton's Septic Service

Funding for this program provided by The William Penn Foundation

More Information

973-539-7547 | Email | Web

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Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Camp Jam -- Buena Vista Campground

Runs through Saturday, May 16th, 2015 

Time & Place

Buena Vista Campground, 775 Harding Highway, Buena, NJ 08310

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Attractive to music lovers of all tastes and ages, our family friendly fest is held twice yearly, the third weekend in May and the third weekend September. In addition to a strong following, Camp Jam is graced with wonderful craft and food vendors, as well as yoga workshops and even kid's activities. So if fun in the sun with like minded folks and a truly unique musical experience sounds good to you, come on out to Camp Jam in the Pines (no camping required, but you may want to stay for a while:) We'll see you there!

More Information

856-697-5555 | Email | Web

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Saturday, May 16th, 2015

4th Annual Yard, Garden and Native Plant Fair -- Jakes Branch Nature Center

 

Time & Place

12:00pm to 4:00pm
Jakes Branch County Park, 1100 Double Trouble Road, Beachwood, NJ

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Learn about our ecosystem by attending an informal presentation, making a craft, or taking a guided nature walk. Local environmental organizations will be on hand with displays, literature, and plenty of resources for the home gardener. Native plants will also be offered for sale by local nurseries.

There will be FREE native seeds and plants to take home, but we encourage you to bring your own native plants or seeds to swap! Please label each item with the common and scientific names, collection date and location.

More Information

732-281-2750 | Web

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Black Run Preserve Clean Up -- Marlton, Burlington County

 

Time & Place

9:00am to 12:00pm
Black Run Preserve, Intersection of Kettle Run Road and Braddock Mill Road, Marlton, NJ 08053

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Friends of Black Run Preserve and Clean Communities group will be meeting at the intersection of Kettle Run Road and Braddock Mill Road in the Black Run Preserve.

At that time, area assignments and equipment will be assigned. Trails and road ways around Black Run Preserve will be the focus of the clean up.

For more information, or to sign up, please contact: Debbie Pease, Clean Communities Coordinator.

Pizza and drinks will be provided at noon!


Please volunteer!!! Together we can make a difference!

More Information

Debbie Pease | (856) 983-2796 ext 11 | Email | Web

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Cooper River Park Cleanup -- Cooper River Park, Haddon Township

 

Time & Place

9:00am to 12:00pm
Cooper River Park, Cuthbert Boulevard and South Park Drive, Haddon Township, NJ

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Join the West Group of the New Jersey Sierra Club to protect the Delaware River Watershed and be a steward as part of the Sierra Club Water Sentinels Program. Our 2013 joint cleanups were a great success! Participate with Sierra, Delaware Riverkeeper Network (DRN) and the South Jersey Land & Water Trust (SJLWT) on a water and land cleanup in Cooper River Park.

Participants in the river cleanup must have their own boats – rentals are not available. Life vests must be worn. Bring lunch and water.

Meeting Location: In Cooper River Park near the intersection of Cuthbert Blvd and South Park Drive in Haddon Township – opposite side of lake from mini golf. Plenty of parking at the gravel parking lot next to the lake. GPS Coordinates: N39 55.312 W75 03.205

Please contact leaders to register.

More Information

George or Leona F | 609-259-3734 | Email | Web

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Whiskey, Wine and Wildlife -- Flying W Resort, Medford, NJ

 

Time & Place

4:00pm to 9:00pm
Flying W Resort, 60 Fostertown Road, Medford, NJ 08055

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Whiskey, Wine and Wildlife-Enjoy wine and cheese pairings, whiskey samples, microbrew and gourmet beer samplings and food provided by premier area restaurants and caterers.

There will be music, entertainment, basket raffles, a silent auction and live auction. Wildlife Ambassadors, such as owls, falcons and snakes, will also be in attendance. This year’s event will occur at The Flying W Resort in Medford. 4-9 pm.

Must be 21+ to attend. Tickets are $65 per person.

For more information or ticket purchases contact Kathy Cantafio.

More Information

Kathy Cantafio | (856) 983-3329 ext 100 | Email | Web

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Protect the Pinelands Teach In and Picnic

 

Time & Place

1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Smithville Park, 803 Smithville Rd, Easthampton NJ 08060

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Pipeline projects are being proposed to cut through the Pinelands, pumping toxic natural gas that threatens our communities, preserved land and pristine water resource. The Pinelands Pipeline was a first attempt by gas companies to shove pipelines through the Pinelands, and now New Jersey Natural Gas is attempting to build the Southern Reliability Link Pipeline through Burlington, Ocean and Monmouth communities and into the Pinelands.

Join Food and Water Watch for a Teach-in and Picnic at Smithville Park, part of the 48 Hours of Actions for Safe Clean Energy. Meet at the Visitor Center at the Main Park entrance on Meade Ln., off of Smithville Rd. We will walk to a nearby picnic area and gather for a brief teach-in on the dangers of pipelines and how we are going to stop future pipeline projects. Following the teach-in there will be an opportunity to pass out flyers and walk along the trails of Smithville Park.

We look forward to seeing you there! Feel free to bring friends. Please bring your own picnic lunch and comfortable walking shoes.

More Information

Lena Smith | Email | Web

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Sunday, May 17th, 2015

Rain Barrel Workshop -- Hammonton, NJ

 

Time & Place

1:00pm to 4:00pm
The Canoe Club at Hammonton Lake Park, 100 Sports Drive, Hammonton, NJ 08037

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Learn about the environmental benefits of installing a rain barrel. Build one with assistance from presenters, and learn how to best install/use your barrel once you get it home. A $20 registration fee will cover the materials and either 55 (or 35) gallon barrel. See the event flyer here.

Register by contacting Jessica Blanchard, the Mullica River Watershed Ambassador

Workshop open to Hammonton residents.

Jointly sponsored by the NJ Watershed Ambassadors, the Hammonton Green Committee and the Pinelands Preservation Alliance.

More Information

Jessica Blanchard | 609-812-0649 ext 214 | Email

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Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Thursday Treks -- Streams and Wetlands -- Rancocas Nature Center

 

Time & Place

2:30pm to 3:30pm
Rancocas Nature Center, 794 Rancocas Road, Westampton, NJ 08060

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Join a Rancocas Nature Center naturalist and take a leisurely stroll through the preserve. Explore the habitats, vegetation, and wildlife that make the Center unique and learn a little about a seasonal topic in the process.

Cost: members, $3/person; nonmembers, $5/person

More Information

(609) 261-2495 | Email | Web

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Oswego River Paddle, Burlington County, NJ

 

Time & Place

10am
Lake Oswego, Lake Oswego Road

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The American Red Cross was founded on this day in 1881! 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 800-281-1380 or www.mickscanoerental.com/

Contact leaders to confirm trip and participation.

More Information

George or Leona F | 609-259-3734 | Email | Web

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Monday, May 25th, 2015

Canoe/Kayak the Wading River

 

Time & Place

9:00am
Contact Leaders

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Fortunato invites his” cousins” and dog lovers for a Memorial Day trip.

Boats can be rented from Mick’s Pine Barrens Canoe and Kayak Rental 800-281-1380 or www.mickscanoerental.com

Contact leaders to confirm trip and river section we are paddling.

Sponsored by the West Jersey Chapter of the Sierra Club.

More Information

George or Leona F | 609-259-3734 | Email | Web

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Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Pipelines and Pinelands Workshop

 

Time & Place

6:30 pm
Pinelands Preservation Alliance, 17 Pemberton Road, Southampton, NJ 08088

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We are holding a workshop in partnership with our friends at Food & Water Watch to help you speak out effectively against the pipelines proposed to cut through New Jersey’s Pinelands.

Assistant Executive Director for the Pinelands Preservation Alliance, Jaclyn Rhoads, will give an update on the status of the South Jersey Gas Pipeline and a new proposal by New Jersey Natural Gas called the Southern Reliability Link that would begin in Burlington County’s Chesterfield Township and travel through North Hanover, Upper Freehold, Plumsted, Manchester and Jackson Townships. Lena Smith from Food and Water Watch will discuss strategies that citizens like yourself can employ to take action and stop illegal pipeline projects.

This workshop will teach you how to speak out on these issues and how to work with your town to pass a resolution opposing these projects. We hope you can join us.

What: Workshop: Pipelines and the Pinelands
When: Thursday, May 28 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Pinelands Preservation Alliance Office, Huber Center, 17 Pemberton Rd. (CR 616), Southampton, NJ 08088

This event is free but space is limited so please register with our friends at Food and Water Watch today. Please use this link to register.

UPDATE on South Jersey Gas Pipeline

South Jersey Gas requested that the NJ Department of Environment Protection (DEP) review their eight proposed pipeline routes to get natural gas to the BL England plant and the DEP stated that the route through the Pinelands that was denied by the state Pinelands Commission in January 2014 is the preferred route in their analysis. See the whole story here:

http://www.njtvonline.org/news/video/dep-evaluates-south-jersey-gas-pipeline-route-through-pinelands/

Space in limited. Registration required.

More Information

609-859-8860 | Email | Web

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Saturday, May 30th, 2015

Clean up at Brendan T. Byrne State Forest

 

Time & Place

8:45am -- 12:00pm
Brendan T. Byrne State Forest

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Be a part of the state’s “Don’t Waste Our Open Space!” campaign by coming out to help keep our state parks and forests clean! All are welcome!

Gloves, pickers, and water will be provided (but bring a reusable water bottle if you can).

Contact Nina to register with your name, phone, and email.

Arrive by 8:45am for sign in.

More Information

Nina Odunlami | 609-859-8860 ext 56 | Email

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Sunday, May 31st, 2015

Paddle the Great Egg Harbor -- Atlantic County

 

Time & Place

10:00am
Harley Dawn Diner, 1402 Black Horse Pike Hammonton, NJ 08037

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This is a 10-mile trip on the “egg” from Penny Pot to Weymouth Furnace.

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

Rentals are available from Palace Restaurant and Outfitters 609-625-8552 or www.thepalaceoutfitters.com

Contact leaders to confirm trip and participation.

Sponsored by the West Jersey Chapter of the Sierra Club.

More Information

George or Leona F | 609-259-3734 | Email | Web

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