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    < December 2016 >

    Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

    Industries in the Pines Tour---A Guided Field Trip in the Pinelands

     

    Time & Place

    10:00 AM
    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. Participants will travel by bus and make several stops to explore on foot.

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    $60 per person. Trip departs at 10:00 AM. Guide: Jeff Larson.

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

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    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, December 4th, 2016

    Winter at Batsto

     

    Time & Place

    Batsto Village

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    This event will be held at Batsto Village.

    This event is sponsored by Batsto Citizens Committee, Inc.

    More Information

    609-561-0024

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

     

    Time & Place

    10:00 AM
    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 10:00 AM. $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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    Friday, December 9th, 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, December 17th, 2016

    John McPhee Pine Barrens Today Tour---a Guided Field Trip in the Pinelands

     

    Time & Place

    10:00 AM
    Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ

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    Join Pinelands Adventures Education Director John Volpa on a driving tour to visit many of the places described in John McPhee's landmark 1968 book The Pine Barrens. John will read excerpts from the book and lead a discussion of McPhee’s relevant work as it pertains to the areas visited.

    Trip departs at 10:00 AM. $60 per person. 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

    Find Related Info: Pine Barrens history, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, tour, John McPhee

     

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