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    < December 2017 >

    Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

    Journey Between Two Rivers (Hike)

     

    Time & Place

    9:00am to 2:00pm (5 hours)
    Participants meet at Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ

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

    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: Batsto River, Mullica River , Pinelands Preservation Alliance, hike, nature

     

    Green Trading Post (PPA event)

     

    Time & Place

    12 noon to 4pm
    Pinelands Alliance Offices, 17 Pemberton Rd., Southampton NJ 08088

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    2017 Green Trading Post

    Date: Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2nd and 3rd, 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm

    Location: PPA Headquarters, 17 Pemberton Road, Southampton, NJ 08088

    Get directions here.

    Tired of the mall? Fed-up with catalogs? Want to do something more with your holiday shopping? Then the Green Trading Post, offered by the Pinelands Preservation Alliance, is for you.

    Organized as a traditional holiday bazaar, the Green Trading Post, offers merchandise and memberships from local non-profit environmental, cultural or historical organizations. This event takes place on Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3 from 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m. at the Bishop Farmstead, headquarters of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance. Use your “greens” for good and for gifts this holiday season.

    Profits help support the missions of the various conservation groups participating in this program. Click here to see the entire list of vendors.

    More Information

    Becky | 609-859-8860 | Email | Web

    Find Related Info: Christmas, Pine Barrens, holiday celebration

     

    Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

    Industries in the Pines---Small Group Bus Tour

     

    Time & Place

    10:00am to 3:00pm
    Participants meet at Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ

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    The Pine Barrens are a post-industrial forest. It has been said that by 1850 no trees existed between the Delaware River and the Atlantic Ocean due to over harvesting and industry in the Pine Barrens region. While such a claim is slightly exaggerated, it is difficult to imagine that the pine wilderness was once a major industrial center. Evidence of bygone eras still lie hidden along the quiet stream beds and below the thick patches of wild huckleberry. We will make several stops to explore on foot.

    $60 Per Person

    Preregistration is required at www.PinelandsAdventures 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: Pinelands Preservation Alliance, history, tour, culture, ecology

     

    Green Trading Post (PPA event)

     

    Time & Place

    12 noon to 4pm
    Pinelands Alliance Offices, 17 Pemberton Rd., Southampton NJ 08088

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    2017 Green Trading Post

    Get directions here.

    Tired of the mall? Fed-up with catalogs? Want to do something more with your holiday shopping? Then the Green Trading Post, offered by the Pinelands Preservation Alliance, is for you.

    Organized as a traditional holiday bazaar, the Green Trading Post, offers merchandise and memberships from local non-profit environmental, cultural or historical organizations. This event takes place on Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3 from 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m. at the Bishop Farmstead, headquarters of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance. Use your “greens” for good and for gifts this holiday season.

    Profits help support the missions of the various conservation groups participating in this program. Click here to see the entire list of vendors.

    More Information

    Becky | 609-859-8860 | Email | Web

    Find Related Info: Christmas, Pine Barrens, holiday celebration

     

    Gifts from the Pinelands - A Wreath Making Event

     

    Time & Place

    2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    PPA, 17 Pemberton Rd, Southampton NJ 08088

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    Families and guests of all ages are invited to come to the Pinelands Preservation Alliance and make wreaths from Pinelands greenery to share with a family in need. All supplies provided. Free event. Also you can make a pine cone ornament to take with you plus live season music from Sanctuary.

    Pre-registration is required since space and supplies are limited. To register email Janet at pinelandsgifts@gmail.com.

    Get directions here.

    After you are done making a wreath check out the Green Trading Post which will be going on at the same time.

    More Information

    Janet | 609-859-8860 | Email | Web | Map

    Find Related Info: Pine Barrens, crafts, Christmas

     

    Canoe/Kayak the Wading River (Burlington County)

     

    Time & Place

    10:00am

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    The section we paddle will depend on weather and river conditions.

    Rentals are not available.

    Experienced cold weather paddlers only.

    Contact leaders to confirm trip and participation: George and Leona F. 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com

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

    More Information

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

    Find Related Info: canoeing, Kayaking, Wading River, Pinelands Preservation Alliance

     

    Friday, December 8th, 2017

    New Jersey Pinelands Commission---Monthly Meeting

     

    Time & Place

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

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    ON DECEMBER 7TH WE RECIEVED NOTICE THAT THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

    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

    609-894-7300 | Web

    Find Related Info: Pinelands Commission, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, meeting

     

    Sunday, December 10th, 2017

    Whitesbog Village Fall Hike (Burlington County)

     

    Time & Place

    10:00am
    Whitesbog Village

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    Last December the Tundra Swans were on the bogs.

    Bring lunch and beverage. Meet in the parking lot across from the Whitesbog General Store.

    Handmade Arts & Crafts exhibitors will be spread throughout the village, kid crafts in the art gallery, a candy cane hunt and a special visit from you know who!

    Leashed dogs are welcome.

    Directions and information: www.whitesbog.org 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

    Find Related Info: Whitesbog Village, hike, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, Dog Friendly, Family Friendly

     

    Pinelands Photography Juried Exhibit

     

    Time & Place

    12 noon to 5 p.m.
    PPA Headquarters, 17 Pemberton Rd. (CR 616), Southampton NJ 08088

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    Come see a stunning photography exhibit celebrating the New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve which is displayed in our newly renovated 1932 Loudon barn. This is your last chance as the exhibit closes today.

    Photographs are available for purchase. When you come check in at our visitor center and then enjoy this amazing display.

    Learn more here. Read the biographies of the participating photographers which tell a fascinating story of inspiration.

    This exhibit will be open until December 10th. You can also see the exhibit Monday through Friday between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Additioally the exhibit will be open during our Green Trading Post December 2nd and 3rd from 12 noon to 5 p.m.

    Directions to PPA.

    More Information

    Steve Sebastian | 609-859-8860 | Email | Web

    Find Related Info: photography, Pine Barrens

     

    Saturday, December 16th, 2017

    John McPhee Pine Barrens Today Tour---Small Bus Tour

     

    Time & Place

    10:00am to 3:00pm
    Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ

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    Join Pinelands Adventures on a small group driving tour to visit many places described in John McPhee’s landmark book The Pine Barrens. While most of the characters that McPhee profiled have since passed on many years ago, many of the places he wrote about have remained largely unchanged. They’ve remained that way in large part because McPhee’s book challenged citizens and political leaders to find a way to protect the unique Pine Barrens ecosystem and culture from development that loomed on the horizon at the time. Participants in this tour will travel by van making stops and taking short hikes at places like Paisley, Apple Pie Hill, Hog Wallow and the Forks on the Mullica.

    $60 Per Person. Guide is John Volpa, Director of Education for Pinelands Adventures

    Pre-registration 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: Pinelands Preservation Alliance, John McPhee, Pine Barrens, history, tour

     

    Sunday, December 17th, 2017

    Canoe/Kayak the Wading River (Burlington County)---Celebrate the Winter Solstice Early

     

    Time & Place

    10:00am
    Wading River (Burlington County).

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    The trip section depends on weather conditions.

    Experienced cold weather Pines paddlers only.

    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

    Find Related Info: Wading River, canoeing, Kayaking, Pinelands Preservation Alliance

     

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