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    Monday, May 2nd, 2016

    Active Adult Programs at Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge

     

    Time & Place

    2:00pm to 3:30pm
    Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, 4 Sawmill Road, Medford, NJ 08055

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    Active Adult Programs– Enjoy a short lecture and then a guided hike through the refuge. Bring water and wear sneakers or walking shoes. Hike is along easy terrain. 2-3:30pm

    More Information

    856-983-3329

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    Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

    Mommy and Me Pre-K Program at Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge

     

    Time & Place

    10:00am to 11:00am
    Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, 4 Sawmill Road, Medford, NJ 08055

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    Join us for a fun and engaging program about one of our resident animals. We will read books, do a craft and learn about a different animal each month.

    10-11am. Ages 2-5. $5 per child. Advanced registration required.

    More Information

    856-983-3329

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    Thursday, May 5th, 2016

    Canoe/Kayak the Wading River (Burlington County)

     

    Time & Place

    9:00 am
    Wading River at Hawkin Bridge

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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 609-726-1380 or www.mickscanoerental.com/

    Contact leaders to confirm trip and participation.

    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, May 6th, 2016

    Hampton Furnace Exploration

     

    Time & Place

    1:00 pm
    1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ 08088

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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 to 15. 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. Program is about 2 hours.

    Trip departs at 1:00 pm. $25 adults, $10 children (6 through 15 years old).

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

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    609-268-0189 | Web

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    Saturday, May 7th, 2016

    Raptor Photography Session at Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge

     

    Time & Place

    Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, 4 Sawmill Road, Medford, NJ 08055

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    Join us for a morning of photography. Our trained staff will bring multiple birds out of their enclosures for photographing on perches and in a natural setting.

    Program limited to 12 participants. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. $30/members, $40/non-members.

    More Information

    856-983-3329

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    Batsto River Guided Trip

     

    Time & Place

    8:30 am to 4:00 pm
    1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ 08088

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    Immerse yourself in a unique Pine Barrens journey down the Batsto River led by guide and naturalist John Volpa. During this trip, you will explore on water and land and learn about Pine Barrens habitats, history and plants and animals.

    Trip is from 8:30am to 4:00pm (7.5 hours). $60 per person canoe or kayak. $50 per person bring your own canoe or kayak. Ages 8 and up.

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

    More Information

    609-268-0189 | Web

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    Spring Bike Trail Ride

     

    Time & Place

    11:00 am to 2:30 pm
    Batsto Village, Wharton State Forest

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    Join us for a 10 mile guided mountain bike ride.

    Bring your bike, eye protection, water and snacks.

    Ages 14 and up. Helmet required for all ages.

    Free admission.

    More Information

    609-567-4559

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    Sunday, May 8th, 2016

    Walk on the Wild Side at Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge

     

    Time & Place

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

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    Join us at 1:30pm for a themed hike through our many trails. Trails are family-friendly.

    $10/adult, $8/child age 4 and up, ages 3 and under free.

    Advanced registration required.

    More Information

    856-983-3329

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    Happy Mother's Day at Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge

     

    Time & Place

    Woodford Cedar Run 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).

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

    More Information

    856-983-3329

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    Canoeing Lessons

     

    Time & Place

    9:00 am
    1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ 08088

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    Learn the basics of canoeing on a lake with instructor John Volpa.

    Lessons begin at 9:00am (3 hours). $35 per person. Ages 10 and up. Instructor: John Volpa.

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

    More Information

    609-268-0189 | Web

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    Mullica River 101

     

    Time & Place

    1:00 pm
    1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ 08088

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    Take a 3 hour canoe or kayak guided trip down the Mullica River with Pinelands Adventures Director of Education John Volpa.

    Trip departs at 1:00pm (3 hours). $50 per person (canoe or kayak). $40 per person bring your own canoe or kayak. Ages 8 and up.

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

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    609-268-0189 | Web

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    Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

    Homeschool Classes for Ages 3-14 at Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge

     

    Time & Place

    Class times depend upon age group. See details below.
    Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, 4 Sawmill Road, Medford, NJ 08055

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    Homeschool Classes for ages 3-14. Theme varies each month.

    Knee-high Naturalists (ages 3-4) and Nature Nuts (ages 5-7) classes are 10-11:30am or 1-2:30pm each day.

    Eco-explorers (ages 8 and up) are 10-12pm or 1-3pm each day.

    $10/child. Advanced registration required.

    More Information

    856-983-3329

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    Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

    Homeschool Classes for Ages 3-14 at Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge

     

    Time & Place

    Class times depend upon age group. See details below.
    Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, 4 Sawmill Road, Medford, NJ 08055

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    Homeschool Classes for ages 3-14. Theme varies each month.

    Knee-high Naturalists (ages 3-4) and Nature Nuts (ages 5-7) classes are 10-11:30am or 1-2:30pm each day.

    Eco-explorers (ages 8 and up) are 10-12pm or 1-3pm each day.

    $10/child. Advanced registration required.

    More Information

    856-983-3329

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    Pine Barrens Time Machine

     

    Time & Place

    10:00 am
    1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, MJ 08088

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    Change is the key to life on earth. Join former social studies and science teacher, John Volpa, for a journey exploring the region’s geologic past to the present. We’ll focus on the human interplay with its natural resources, its unique flora and fauna, how it became the Pinelands National Reserve and what we can learn from its history as society grapples with today’s local and global environmental issues.


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


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

    More Information

    609-268-0189 | Web

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    Thursday, May 12th, 2016

    New Jersey Pinelands Commission---Monthly Meeting

     

    Time & Place

    6:00pm
    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.

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    609-894-7300 | Web

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    Saturday, May 14th, 2016

    International Migratory Bird Day at Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge

     

    Time & Place

    Programs at 11:00am and 2:00pm
    Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, 4 Sawmill Road, Medford, NJ 08055

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    A fun-filled day to learn all about birds and celebrate their long migrations! Hunters of the Sky program at 11am and 2pm. Program 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

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    Canoe/Kayak the Rancocas Creek (Burlington County)

     

    Time & Place

    9:00 am
    Rancocas Creek

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    The river section we paddle will depend on conditions.

    Rentals are not available.

    Contact leaders for information.

    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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    Spirit of the Jerseys---State History Fair

     

    Time & Place

    11:00 am to 4:00 pm
    Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Manalapan, NJ

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    On Saturday, May 14th the SPIRIT of the JERSEYS State History Fair will again be held at Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Manalapan, NJ, Rain or Shine.


    The 2016 Fair will feature some familiar faces from the past like Clara Barton, George Washington and Walt Whitman as well as such favorite activities as 19th baseball, horse-drawn plowing demonstrations, Phydeaux’s flying flea circus and period music.

    New to the Fair will be several Civil War themed programs to coincide with the exhibit of President Lincoln’s casket. This replica casket, manufactured by the Batesville Casket Company of Indiana, will be on display in the park’s Visitor Center. A local Civil War reenactment unit, the 14th NJ Volunteers, Co. H, will provide an honor guard for the casket and the Fort Delaware Cornet Band will perform music of the era on period instruments. Darrel Ford, portraying Walt Whitman, will read his poem, “Oh Captain, My Captain”, a tribute to President Lincoln. Kenneth Serfass , who will portray General Ulysses S. Grant, will reflect on his relationship and career with the late Commander in Chief.

    Another exciting new program will be a fictional U.S. Army radio and live show, “SPAM Time”, which is modeled on actual entertainment presented to U.S. military personnel from WWII to the Viet Nam War era. A full day of pre-recorded and live musical entertainment will be presented.

    There is something for everyone - so come on out and enjoy the Fair! It’s a fun-filled experience for the whole family! You don’t want to miss it.

    Rain or shine. Parking $10 per vehicle.

    More Information

    (973) 962-2240 | Email | Web

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    Star Watch

     

    Time & Place

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

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    Star watch at Batsto Village, Wharton State Forest. This is a free event.

    Sponsor: West Jersey Astonomical Society.

    More Information

    609-567-4559

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    Sunday, May 15th, 2016

    Antique Bottle and Glass Show

     

    Time & Place

    9:00 am to 4:00 pm
    HIstoric Batsto Village

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    There is no admission or parking fee for this event.

    This event will be held in conjunction with a display of antique and restored cars presented by the well known Cruisin' Classic Car Club.

    This event is part of the celebration of the 250th anniversary of Batsto Village. Handmade items from a variety of crafters will be available for purchase as well as food and drinks from several local organizations. Enjoy music provided by area artists.

    Batsto mansion tours are also being conducted beginning at 10:00am and concluding at 3:00pm. The Nature Center will be open with science and nature exhibits and special activities for children.

    Historic Batsto Village is located within Wharton State Forest in the Pinelands of Burlington County, South Jersey approximately 7 miles east of Hammonton on Route 542 and about 15 miles west of Exit 50 on the Garden State Parkway. Further information may be obtained by calling the Batsto Visitor Center at (609) 561-0024.

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    609-561-0024

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    Spring Antiques, Glass and Bottle Show

     

    Time & Place

    9:00 am to 3:00 pm
    Batsto Village, Wharton State Forest

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    Batsto Village antiques, glass and bottle show.

    Sponsor: Cruisin' Classics Auto Club and New Jersey Antique Bottle Club.

    More Information

    Paul DelGuercio or Harry Rheam | 856-252-7730 | Email

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    Saturday, May 21st, 2016

    Whiskey, Wine and Wildlife at Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge

     

    Time & Place

    Flying W Resort, Medford, NJ

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    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.

    This year’s event will occur at The Flying W Resort in Medford. Must be 21+ to attend. Tickets are $65 per person.

    For more information or ticket purchases contact Kathy Cantafio at kathy.cantafio@cedarrun.org or 856-983-3329 ext. 100.

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    Kathy Cantafio | 856-983-3329 ext 100 | Email

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    Canoeing Lessons

     

    Time & Place

    9:00 am
    1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ 08088

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    Learn the basics of canoeing on a lake with instructor John Volpa.

    Lessons begin at 9:00am (3 hours). $35 per person. Ages 10 and up. Instructor: John Volpa.

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

    More Information

    609-268-0189 | Web

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    Mullica River 101

     

    Time & Place

    1:00 pm
    1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ 08088

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    Take a 3 hour canoe or kayak guided trip down the Mullica River with Pinelands Adventures Director of Education John Volpa.

    Trip departs at 1:00pm (3 hours). $50 per person (canoe or kayak). $40 per person bring your own canoe or kayak. Ages 8 and up.

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

    More Information

    609-268-0189 | Web

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    Ladies Slippers & Laurel Pinelands Hike

     

    Time & Place

    Start at 10:30 am
    Wharton State Forest

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    Guided 2 to 4 mile hike. Bring water and snacks.

    This is a free event.

    More Information

    609-567-4559

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    Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

    Canoe/Kayak the Oswego River (Burlington County).

     

    Time & Place

    10:00 am
    Lake Oswege, Lake Oswego Road.

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    Enjoy an 8-mile spring paddle on "The Jewel of the Pinelands".

    Meet at Lake Oswego, Lake Oswego Road.

    Bring lunch and water.

    Boats can be rented from Mick's Pine Barrens Rental, 609-726-1380 or www.mickscanoerental.com.

    Contact leaders to confirm trip and participation.

    Sponsored by the West Jersey Chapter of the Sierra Club.

    More Information

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

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    Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

    Streaming the Barnegat Bay Watershed

     

    Time & Place

    6:30 PM
    PPA Headquarters, 17 Pemberton Rd., Southampton NJ 08088

    Take a virtual trip down the streams that flow into Barnegat Bay courtesy of nature photographer and author, Bob Birdsall and field ecologist, Terry O’Leary.

    Bob and Terry received funding from the Barnegat Bay Partnership to create this virtual trip following the streams that feed the Bay from their headwaters in the Pine Barrens to their mouth at the bay. Birdsall, O’Leary, and a team of volunteers captured fascinating photographs and recorded the GPS locations of 175 waypoints along the streams.

    Barnegat Bay is the largest body of water in New Jersey extending almost 200 miles from Bay Head south to Little Egg Harbor. The “watershed”, or drainage for the Bay, is vast - covering more than 600 square miles. Unfortunately development of land in this watershed has increased the pollution of the Bay and is having a dramatic effect on its ecosystem.

    The Pinelands Preservation Alliance is happy to host this free program for the public. Learn more about the cultural and natural resources of Barnegat Bay and what you can do to protect it.

    Registration is required because space is limited. RSVP to Becky at 609-859-8860 ext. 21 or becky@pinelandsalliance.org.

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    Becky | 609-859-8860 | Email | Map

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    Saturday, May 28th, 2016

    Happy Memorial Day at Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge

    Runs through Monday, May 30th, 2016 

    Time & Place

    Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, 4 Sawmill Road, Medford, NJ 08055

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    Happy Memorial Day-All active and retired military will receive FREE admission to the refuge all weekend. Please present your military ID in the nature center.

    More Information

    856-983-3329

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    Sunday, May 29th, 2016

    Vernal Pool Presentation and Walk

     

    Time & Place

    1pm to 4pm
    Atsion Ranger Station, Wharton State Forest, 744 Route 206, Shamong Township NJ 08088

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    Please join South Jersey Land and Water Trust staff member Michael Hogan for a one hour presentation about the vernal pools of the Pine Barrens and the many amphibians who use them to reproduce. The presentation will be at the Atsion Mansion in Wharton State Forest. After the presentation we will car pool to a location and take a 2-hour walk to see these important ecological treasures of the Pine Barrens and maybe hear the frogs and toads that use them.

    Directions: Meet at the Atsion Mansion at 1:00pm. Take Rt. 30 east to Hammonton, make left on to Rt. 206 north, 7.6 miles to Atsion Mansion on right, just past Atsion Lake.

    Atsion Mansion/Ranger Station
    744 Route 206, Shamong Township, NJ

    Please RSVP.

    For more information and maps contact:

    Michael Hogan at 609-476-2086/ hoganphoto@verizon.net

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    609-476-2086 | Email

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    Monday, May 30th, 2016

    Batsto River Guided Trip

     

    Time & Place

    8:30 am to 4:00 pm
    1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ 08088

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    Immerse yourself in a unique Pine Barrens journey down the Batsto River led by guide and naturalist John Volpa. During this trip, you will explore on water and land and learn about Pine Barrens habitats, history and plants and animals.

    Trip is from 8:30am to 4:00pm (7.5 hours). $60 per person canoe or kayak. $50 per person bring your own canoe or kayak. Ages 8 and up.

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

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    609-268-0189 | Web

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    Canoe/Kayak the Rancocas Creek (Burlington County)

     

    Time & Place

    9:00 am
    Rancocas Creek

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    The river section we paddle will depend on conditions.

    Rentals are not available.

    Contact leaders for information.

    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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    Be sure to check back frequently for updates and new events!