< April 2016 >

Friday, March 25th, 2016

Digital Photo Contest at Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge

Runs through Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 

Time & Place

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

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NEW this year! Children ages 3-18 can participate in our digital photo contest and submit their favorite refuge photo for display at the nature center. Photos can be taken with a digital camera or phone, but must be taken and submitted during this week only. Photos will be judged based on age and subject and displayed during our gallery weekend May 6-8.

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856-983-3329

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Friday, April 1st, 2016

Hike at Rancocas State Park (Burlington County)

 

Time & Place

10:00AM
Rancocas State Park

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No fooling---Spring is here!! Let's look for early signs of Spring as we hike.

Bring water and snacks.

Meet at Long Bridge Park, Deacon Road. Directions: http://www.co.burlington.nj.us/pagers.aspx?cid=589

Leashed dogs are welcome.

Option: late lunch at Vincentown Diner.

Leaders: George &Leona F.

Event sponsored by the West Jersey Chapter of the Sierra Club.

More Information

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Hike at Rancocas State Park (Burlington County)

 

Time & Place

10:00 am
Long Bridge Park, Deacon Road.

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5 to 6 mile hike. Easy pace.

No fooling! Spring is here! Let's look for early signs of spring as we hike. Bring water and snacks.

Meet at Long Bridge Park, Deacon Road.

Option: late lunch at Vincentown Diner.

Leashed dog are welcome.

This trip 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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Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

Hike the Barona Trail from Ong's Hat to Pakim Pond (10 miles)

 

Time & Place

8:30 am
1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ 08088

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This ten-mile hike begins at Ong’s Hat, the origin of this unique name will provide the first of many Pine Barrens stories along the way. We’ll be looking for early spring bloomers such as pyxie, Cassandra, and “neverwet”. Shadbush will signal a story of the American Revolutionary Army’s survival. We’ll keep a moderate pace. This hike is expected to take about 8-9 hours. Dress in layers for the weather, bring: water, snacks, lunch.

Trip departs at 8:30 am (9 hours). $45 per person. Ages 16 and up. Guide: John Volpa.

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

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Medford Historical Society---Dr. James Still Historic Office Site

 

Time & Place

12:00 noon to 2:00 pm
Dr. James Still Historic Office site, 211 Church Road, Medford, NJ

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The Dr. James Still Education Center is pleased to announce the first in a series of community archaeology sessions leading up to the first excavations at the site of Dr. Still's home. Interested members of the public are invited to attend. The inclusive and interactive workshop will focus on the theme "What is Archaeology". The session is free, but participants are encouraged to pre-register at Marclorenc@gmail.com.

The goal of the four events will be to introduce the community to how archaeology works and why it matters. Each session will have a thematic question that will be accompanied by a brief talk and group activity. These meetings are part of a broader initiative by the New Jersey Historical Commission and will be led by Marc Laurenc, a PhD candidate at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and a member of the Dr. James Still Oversight Committee.

Other sessions in the series will be "The Dr. James Still Story and You" on Saturday April 2, 2016, and "Can the Dr. Still Education Center Become an Anchor for the Community?" on Saturday June 4, 2016. On May 7-11 Ground Penetrating Radar will be used to survey the foundations of Dr. Still's home. The magnificent, mansard-roofed house was torn down in 1932. The house was originally constructed in 1849 and enlarged twice over the years as Dr. Still became more affluent.

Dr. James Still (1812-1882), a renowned herbalist, was known as "The Black Doctor of the Pines". The Dr. James Still Historic Office Site is owned by the State of New Jersery and operated by the Medford Historical Society. For more information on programs and events please visit www.medfordhistory.org/Drstillcenter or follow us on Facebook at Drjamesstill.

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856-220-6960 | Web

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Third Annual Whitesbog Symposium

 

Time & Place

9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Barrel Factory at Historic Whitesbog Village

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An event focusing on the natural history of the blueberry, the history of blueberry culture, and the modern blueberry industry, in the Barrel Factory at Historic Whitesbog Village.

Featuring:

A Natural History of Blueberries---Speaker: Ted Gordon, Pinelands Naturalist

Frederick V. Coville---The World's First Blueberry Breeder---Speaker: Rick Prickett, Pemberton Educator

Elizabeth C. White, The First Lady of Blueberry Development---Speaker: Albertine Senske, Whitesbog Archivist

Blueberry Varieties and Cultivars, Old and New---Speaker: Dr. Mark Ehlenfeldt, USDA-ARS

The Modern Blueberry Industry---Speaker: Dr. Gary Pavlis, Rutgers University Cooperative Extension

A 1952 Recording of Elizabeth White discussing the start of the blueberry industry.

Free-form discussion and roundtable

Fee: $30 for Whitesbog Preservation Trust members, $40 for non-members. Lunch is included. Pre-registration is necessary. Space is limited.

Register at 609-893-4646 or online at www.whitesbog.org.

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Samuel Still Comes to Batsto

 

Time & Place

1:00 pm
Historic Batsto Village

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Samuel Still is the third great-grandson of Levin and Charity Still. His third great grandparents were the parents to William Still who proclaimed him as “The Father of the Underground Railroad” by the New York Times in 1902.

Parking is free and there is a $2.00 / person admission fee.

Batsto mansion tours are also being conducted beginning at 10AM and conclude at 3PM. The Nature Center will be open with science and nature exhibits and special activities for children. Additional information may be obtained by calling the Wharton State Forest / Batsto Village Visitors Center at (609) 561-0024.

Batsto Village is located in the Pinelands of Burlington County, South Jersey approximately seven miles east of Hammonton on Route 542 and 15 miles west of Exit 50 of the Garden State Parkway.

About Batsto Citizens Committee, Inc.

The Batsto Citizens Committee was founded in 1956 to aid the State of New Jersey in the development of Batsto Village as an historic site. Its purpose was to advise, assist and promote the restoration and interpretation of the historic and natural aspects of Batsto Village. In 1997, the committee reorganized and became incorporated as the Batsto Citizens Committee, Inc. (BCCI), and continues to follow the above objectives. For more information about BCCI visit www.batstovillage.org

About Samuel Still

Samuel has been appointed by the Medford Historical Society to be the Chairman of the Dr. James Still Historical Office and Educational Center and holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Architectural Engineering from North Carolina A&T State University. He is a former US Coast Guard Commissioned Officer, a construction manager, a historian, a motorcyclist enthusiast, and a semi-professional photographer. He is very passionate about telling his family history and learning more about their importance in American history.

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609-561-0024 | Web

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Still Family Historical Significance to South Jersey and the Pinelands

 

Time & Place

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Batsto Village Auditorium

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Batsto Village Auditorium. $2 per person fee.

More Information

609-704-1910

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Star Watch at Batsto Village

 

Time & Place

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Batsto Village

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Star Watch at Batsto Village at Wharton State Forest.

This is a free event sponsored by the West Jersey Astronomical Society.

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609-567-4559 | Web

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Sunday, April 3rd, 2016

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.

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Canoe/Kayak the Rancocas Creek (Burlington County)

 

Time & Place

11:30 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.

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

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Monday, April 4th, 2016

Volunteer Workday at Whitesbog Preservation Trust

 

Time & Place

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Whitesbog Village, Brendan Byrne State Forest, 120-34 Whitesbog Road, Browns Mills, NJ

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Have fun with friends working in the gardens, the General Store, repairing trails or working around the Village.

Free lunch provided!

Participants are encouraged to make reservations and obtain directions before visiting. Call 609-893-4646 or email whitesbogpreservationtrust@comcast.net with questions.

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Whitesbog Village Tour

 

Time & Place

1:00 PM
Whitesbog Village, Brendan Byrne State Forest, 120-34 Whitesbog Road, Browns Mills, NJ

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Stroll the Historic Village, learn about Whitesbog's role in history and visit Suningive (Elizabeth White's historic home), the workers' cottage and other museums and buildings that speak to Whitesbog's heritage.

$5 donation per person.

Most events begin and end at the Whitesbog General Store, with convenient parking and handicapped accessible restroom facilities. Participants are encouraged to make reservations and obtain directions before visiting. Call 609-893-4646 or email whitesbogpreservationtrust@comcast.net with questions.

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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

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856-983-3329

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Tuesday, April 5th, 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.

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856-983-3329

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Friday, April 8th, 2016

New Jersey Pinelands Commission---Monthly Meeting

Runs through Friday, April 8th, 2016 

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.

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Saturday, April 9th, 2016

Pine Barrens Habitats Tour

 

Time & Place

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

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To many, the Pine Barrens appear as a monotonous expanse of sugar sand and pine trees. However, a closer look reveals a multifaceted environment comprised of unique habitats. This trip will be an exploration into the various habitats that exist in the pinelands. Characteristics of each habitat will be discussed including flora, fauna, natural and human influence. Areas to be visited include upland pine-oak communities, lowland pine communities, spungs, savannas, hardwood (gum) swamps, and other aquatic environments.

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

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

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Pine Barrens Discovery Tour

 

Time & Place

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ 08088

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Trek along the edges of the Mullica River and discover its secrets. Join Pinelands Adventures Naturalist and former Environmental Science Teacher John Volpa for our Pine Barrens Sampler, a three-hour exploration of Pine Barrens life. This program includes a shore walk to learn about uplands and Atlantic Cedar Swamp habitats, conduct a water quality survey, try dip netting. 3 hour small group tour

  • Discover native Pine Barrens plants and animals around every corner of the trail as you walk an easy pace.
  • Find out what fish, frogs, and bugs can tell us about their Pine Barrens home.
  • Beginning with our April 16 trip, canoeing along the perimeter of a Pine Barrens lake is included.
  • On April 9 canoeing is not included but we’ll discover life on the edge from the land.

Hike is 1:00pm to 4:00pm. $35 adults, $20 children (8 through 15 years old).

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

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America the Beautiful: A Celebration of Our National Parks

 

Time & Place

2:00 pm
Burlington County Library Auditorium, 5 Pioneer Blvd, Westampton, NJ

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Presented by Burlington County Park Naturalist Jennifer Bulava.

Burlington County's Park System will be honoring the Centennial of the National Park Service in 2016 by conducting special programming throughout the year, beginning with this multimedia presentation on the National Park System. The presentation is a photographic slide show highlighting 35 National Park units visited by Park Naturalist Jennifer Bulava over the span of the last 16 years. High resolution imagery of some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes and species in our country are set to music and includes information on trip planning with location maps for all sites.

This is a free event.

More Information

609-265-5858

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Sunday, April 10th, 2016

Amazing Animal Adaptations at Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge

 

Time & Place

1:00pm to 2:00pm
Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, 4 Sawmill Road, Medford, NJ 08055

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In this fun and educational program you will learn all about the various adaptations that animals have to survive. You will get to see and touch many animal artifacts including skulls, wings and skins.

Program is suitable for all ages. 1-2pm. FREE/member, $5/non-member.

Advanced registration required.

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856-983-3329

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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.

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856-983-3329

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Journey Between Two Rivers (Hike)

 

Time & Place

9:00 am to 2:00 pm
1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ 08088

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Join Pinelands Adventures Naturalist, John Volpa, for a four-mile hike 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.

9:00am to 2:00pm. $35 adults, $20 children (8 through 15 years old).

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

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Hike the Franklin Parker Preserve in the Pinelands International Biosphere (Burlington County)

 

Time & Place

10:00 am
Franklin Parker Preserve, Speedwell entrance off Route 563, Woodland Township

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6 miles, easy-paced hike on the Yellow Trail.

The Pinelands 1.1 million acres were established as the country’s first National Reserve in 1978 by Congress. Ten years later, the United Nations designated the area an International Biosphere Reserve.

The acquisition of the Franklin Parker Preserve in 2003 by the New Jersey Conservation Foundation was a momentous occasion in conservation. This 9400 acre preserve is a keystone piece of land, linking the expanses of Brendan Byrne, Wharton, and Penn State Forests and creating a more contiguous Pinelands National Reserve.

The Sierra Club of New Jersey and Environment New Jersey announced January 28, 2016 they had filed suit against the state Board of Public Utilities and the Pinelands Commission for authorizing construction of a natural gas pipeline through protected Pinelands forest. We’ll discuss what we can do to support the lawsuit.

Meeting at Speedwell entrance off RT 563, Woodland Township.

Leashed dogs are welcome. Bring lunch, snacks and water. Rain cancels. George & Leona F, 609-259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com

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

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Tuesday, April 12th, 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.

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856-983-3329

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Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

The Forgotten Colony of Estellville

 

Time & Place

7:30 PM
Fellowship Hall of the Presbyterian Church, 6001 Main St., Mays Landing

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Carl Farrell, Hamilton Historical Society Board Member, will speak on "The Forgotten Colony of Estellville".

This program is sponsored by Atlantic City Electric and Ocean City Home Bank.

 

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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Friday, April 15th, 2016

Jersey Devil Hunt

 

Time & Place

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ 08088

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This once popular Pinelands Preservation Alliance program is returning with a new generation of story tellers and special guests. Learn the history of the Jersey Devil and hear other Pine Barrens tales around the campfire and then set out on the trail to find him!

Event is from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. $20 per person. Guide: John Volpa and others.

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

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Saturday, April 16th, 2016

Pine Barrens Discovery Tour

 

Time & Place

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ 08088

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Trek along the edges of the Mullica River and discover its secrets. Join Pinelands Adventures Naturalist and former Environmental Science Teacher John Volpa for our Pine Barrens Sampler, a three-hour exploration of Pine Barrens life. This program includes a shore walk to learn about uplands and Atlantic Cedar Swamp habitats, conduct a water quality survey, try dip netting. 3 hour small group tour

  • Discover native Pine Barrens plants and animals around every corner of the trail as you walk an easy pace.
  • Find out what fish, frogs, and bugs can tell us about their Pine Barrens home.
  • Beginning with our April 16 trip, canoeing along the perimeter of a Pine Barrens lake is included.
  • On April 9 canoeing is not included but we’ll discover life on the edge from the land.

Hike is 1:00pm to 4:00pm. $35 adults, $20 children (8 through 15 years old).

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

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Pinelands First Flowers Hike

 

Time & Place

10:30 am
Wharton State Forest

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Guided two to four mile hike. Bring water and snacks.

This is a free event.

More Information

609-567-4559

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Sunday, April 17th, 2016

John McPhee Pine Barrens Today Tour

 

Time & Place

10:00 am
1005 Atsion Road, Shamon, NJ 08088

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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 10:00am. $60 per person. Guide: Jeff Larson.

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

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Earth Day Celebration

 

Time & Place

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Historic Batsto Village

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Nature talks and walks, and other activities at Historic Batsto Village.

Free admission; $2 for Pinelands Forest Products Presentation.

More Information

609-567-4559

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Pinelands Forest Products Presentation

 

Time & Place

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Batsto Village Auditorium

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A captivating look at the way people of the Batsto area made a living from the forest.

Persented by Mark N. Demitroff.

$2 per person fee.

More Information

609-567-4559

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Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Canoeing Lessons

 

Time & Place

1:00 pm
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 1:00pm (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.

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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. A plant list will be available in April 2015.

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, New Moon Nursery, and Fernbrook Nursery.

More Information

Ryan | 609 859-8860 x26 | Email | Web | Map

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Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

PPA's Earth Day Native Plant Sale

 

Time & Place

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 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. A plant list will be available in April 2015.

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, New Moon Nursery, and Fernbrook Nursery.

More Information

Ryan | 609 859-8860 x 26 | Email | Web | Map

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Moonlight Walk at Historic Whitesbog Village

 

Time & Place

7:00 PM
Whitesbog Village General Store, Brendan Byrne State Forest, 120-34 Whitesbog Road, Browns Mills, NJ

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Join our walk, learn about Whitesbog, and experience the seasonal changes of the Pinelands.

All walks (weather permitting) are between three and five miles in length and led by experienced leaders.

$5 donation per person, please (children 10 and under are free).

Reservations requested: 609-893-4646.

Most events begin and end at the Whitesbog General Store, with convenient parking and handicapped-accessible restroom facilities. Participants are encouraged to make reservations and obtain directions before visiting. Call 609-893-4646 or email whitesbogpreservationtrust@comcast.net with questions.

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Refuge Night Hike at Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge

 

Time & Place

7:00pm
Woodford Cedar Run 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.

$10/adult, $8/child. Suitable for ages 8 and up.

Program meets at 7pm. Bring flashlights, water and comfortable shoes. Advanced registration required.

More Information

856-983-3329

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Pine Barrens Ghost Towns Tours

 

Time & Place

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

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The Pine Barrens of New Jersey contain more ghost towns, some say, then the entire America west. The Pinelands of today with its pristine woodlands and unique plant and animal communities, is a very different place than the busy industrial center it once was several hundred years ago. Barbara Solem, author of Ghost Towns and Other Quirky Places in the New Jersey Pine Barrens, will take participants on a tour of many of the forgotten industrial towns that once thrived in the Pine Barrens.

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

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

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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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Find Related Info: Pinelands Preservation Alliance, Pine Barrens, culture, ecology, history

 

Earth Day Challenge

 

Time & Place

10:30 am to 3:30 pm
Historic Batsto Village, Wharton State Forest

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Join us for our trail upkeep workday. Cleanup hikes, etc.

Be prepared: bring water and lunch.

Free admission.

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609-567-4559

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Revolutionary War Camp Fire

 

Time & Place

4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

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Guided village tour.

$5 per person. Pre-registration required.

Sponsor: Batsto Citizens Committee, Inc.

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609-561-0024

Find Related Info: Batsto Village, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, history, Revolutionary War, tour

 

Sunday, April 24th, 2016

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.

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Find Related Info: Pinelands Preservation Alliance, canoeing, Pine Barrens

 

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

Find Related Info: Pinelands Preservation Alliance, Mullica River , canoeing, Kayaking, Pine Barrens

 

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Arbor Day Hike (Burlington County)

 

Time & Place

10:00 am
Historic Smithville Park, Vincentown, NJ, East Railroad Avenue parking lot.

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4 -5 miles, easy pace at Historic Smithville Park in Vincentown, NJ.

NJ’s state tree is the Northern Red Oak and perhaps we’ll see one on our hike. The Park features a diverse collection of habitats and terrain and also offers Rancocas Creek vistas.

Meet at the Smith’s Woods access parking lot, East Railroad Ave. Option for lunch at Vincentown Diner after the hike. Leashed dogs are welcome.

Leaders: George & Leona F 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com

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

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

Find Related Info: Historic Smithville Park, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, Rancocas Creek, hike

 

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