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    Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

    Pinelands Watch Activist Training

     

    Time & Place

    7:00 p.m.
    Pinelands Preservation Alliance, 17 Pemberton Road (CR 616), Southampton, NJ 08088

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    Calling Burlington, Camden, and Ocean County Residents:

    Join us at the offices of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance and learn how to be a part of Pinelands Watch.

    Pinelands Watch is an activist network run by the Pinelands Preservation Alliance. Individuals in the Pinelands Watch network are kept up to date on Pinelands issues, engage with local planners and officials and advocate for Pinelands protections. You will play a key role in advocating for the protection of the Pinelands National Reserve.

    The Pinelands Watch network is organized by county and we are kicking off our first county meetings on March 20th at the Ocean City Public Library in Ocean City, NJ and April 4th at the offices of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance in Southampton NJ.

    Join us at the launch of the county Pinelands Watch network to collect resources for getting involved and to connect with other activists from your area.

    At this meeting we will:

    • Cover the organization, appointment processes, and recent actions of the Pinelands Commission
    • Describe how Pinelands Commissioners are appointed
    • Discuss your priorities and what you need to see from your freeholders, the Pinelands Commission, and other municipal bodies.
    • Develop tactics and a plan to begin taking action on those priorities
    • Provide resources and information to help you in your actions

    We will conclude by making calls and writing letters to freeholders and gubernatorial candidates to demand the Pinelands are protected properly.

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    More Information

    Katie Smith | 609-859-8860 ext 122 | Email | Web

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    Friday, April 7th, 2017

    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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    Sunday, April 9th, 2017

    Pine Barrens Hampton Furnace Family Walk---Pinelands Adventures

     

    Time & Place

    1:30pm (2 hours)
    Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ 08088

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    This Pine Barrens introduction is perfect for everyone who wants to learn about Pinelands history, ecology and culture. Explore a serene Atlantic White Cedar swamp and discover life in a Pine Barrens stream, step back into the history of Hampton Furnace, use dip nets to look for aquatic life and examine unique carnivorous Pine Barrens plants.

    This is a guided walk.

    Pre-registration required. Call 609-268-0189.

    Adults $25, Children (6 through 15 years old) $15

    More Information

    609-268-0189 | Web

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    Saturday, April 15th, 2017

    Pine Barrens Habitats Small Group Bus Tour---Pinelands Adventures

     

    Time & Place

    10:00am to 3:00pm
    Pinelands Adventures, 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 small group bus 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.

    Guide: Jeff Larsen.

    Pre-registration required. Call 609-268-0189.

    $60 per person.

    More Information

    609-268-0189 | Web

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    Pine Barrens Steel Wheels Walk or Roll Stroll---Pinelands Adventures

     

    Time & Place

    9:00am (2 hours)
    Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ 08088

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    Join naturalist and guide John Volpa as he leads a stroll designed especially for individuals with limited mobility and senior citizens, including those requiring wheelchairs, walkers or canes, on the Atsion Lake Recreation Area ADA trail. This half mile path offers views of a beautiful Pine Barrens Lake and access to enjoy many native plants.

    Guide: John Volpa

    Pre-registration required. Please call 609-268-0189.

    Adults $25, Children (6 through 15 years old) $15

    More Information

    609-268-0189 | Web

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

     

    Pine Barrens Discovery Tour (Walk and Paddle)---Pinelands Adventures

     

    Time & Place

    1:30pm (3 hours)
    Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ 08088

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    Learn about uplands and Atlantic Cedar Swamp habitats as we trek along the edges of the Mullica River and discover its secrets. Canoe along the perimeter of a Pine Barrens lake, conduct a water quality survey and try dip or seine netting to find out what fish, frogs, and bugs can tell us about their Pine Barrens home. Discover native Pine Barrens plants and animals around every corner of the trail as you walk an easy pace.

    This is a guided tour.

    Pre-registration required. Call 609-268-0189.

    Adults $35, Children (8 through 15 years old) $20

    More Information

    609-268-0189 | Web

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    Friday, April 21st, 2017

    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.

    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 126 | Email | Web | Map

    Find Related Info: native plants, ecology, Pine Barrens

     

    Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

    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.

    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 126 | Email | Web | Map

    Find Related Info: native plants, ecology, Pine Barrens

     

    Pine Barrens Batona Trail Hike---Pinelands Adventures

     

    Time & Place

    8:30am (8 hours)
    Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ 08088

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    Our eight-mile hike begins at Ong’s Hat, the origin of this unique name will provide the first of many Pine Barrens lore stories along the way. We’ll be looking for early spring bloomers such as pyxie, Cassandra, and “neverwet”. We’ll keep a moderate pace between frequent stops for stories and exploration of Pine Barrens flora and fauna in wetlands and uplands.

    Guide: John Volpa

    Pre-registration required. Call 609-268-0189.

    $45 per person (ages 16 and up).

    More Information

    609-268-0189 | Web

    Find Related Info: Pine Barrens, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, hike, Pakim Pond, Batona Trail

     

    Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

    Pine Barrens Hampton Furnace Family Walk---Pinelands Adventures

     

    Time & Place

    10:00am (2 hours)
    Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ 08088

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    This Pine Barrens introduction is perfect for everyone who wants to learn about Pinelands history, ecology and culture. Explore a serene Atlantic White Cedar swamp and discover life in a Pine Barrens stream, step back into the history of Hampton Furnace, use dip nets to look for aquatic life and examine unique carnivorous Pine Barrens plants.

    This is a guided walk.

    Pre-registration required. Call 609-268-0189.

    Adults $25, Children (6 through 15 years old) $15

    More Information

    609-268-0189 | Web

    Find Related Info: Pine Barrens, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, hike, Hampton Furnace, Family Friendly

     

    Pine Barrens Discovery Tour (Walk and Paddle)---Pinelands Adventures

     

    Time & Place

    1:30pm (3 hours)
    Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ 08088

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    Learn about uplands and Atlantic Cedar Swamp habitats as we trek along the edges of the Mullica River and discover its secrets. Canoe along the perimeter of a Pine Barrens lake, conduct a water quality survey and try dip or seine netting to find out what fish, frogs, and bugs can tell us about their Pine Barrens home. Discover native Pine Barrens plants and animals around every corner of the trail as you walk an easy pace.

    This is a guided tour.

    Pre-registration required. Call 609-268-0189.

    Adults $35, Children (8 through 15 years old) $20

    More Information

    609-268-0189 | Web

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

     

    Atlantic County Utility Authority (ACUA) Earth Day

     

    Time & Place

    10:00am to 4:00pm Rain or Shine!!!
    6700 Delilah Road, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

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    Join the Pinelands Preservation Alliance at this Earth Day celebration and festival. Stop by our table, browse our books, flyers and merchandise.

    More Information

    Web

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    Saturday, April 29th, 2017

    Cattus Island Nature Festival

     

    Time & Place

    10:00am to 4:00pm Rain or Shine! and Free of Charge!
    Cooper Environmental Center, Cattus Island County Park, 1170 Cattus Island Blvd, Toms River, NJ

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    Join us for the Cattus Island Nature Festival. This year, we are celebrating 37 years of connecting the community with Nature! We are also celebrating the reopening of the Cooper Environmental Center! Enjoy Crafts, Seining, Kayak Tours, Nature Walks, Games and local Exhibitors. These programs are FREE, but fill up quickly so come early!

    The Pinelands Preservation Alliance will have a table. Stop by and browse our books, flyers and merchandise.

    More Information

    Web

    Find Related Info: Pine Barrens, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, Cattus Island, ecology

     

    Chesterfield Township and Bordentown Township Annual Green Fair

     

    Time & Place

    11:00am to 3:00pm
    Village Square Park, 30 Saddle Way, Chesterfield, NJ 08515

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    Live music, Workshops, Local Crafters, Community Groups, Sustainability Demos, Local Businesses and Kids Activities. Join the Pinelands Preservation Alliance at this celebration and festival. Stop by our table, browse our books, flyers and merchandise.

     

    Sunday, April 30th, 2017

    Pine Barrens Time Machine Small Group Bus Tour---Pinelands Adventures

     

    Time & Place

    10:00am to 3:00pm
    Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ 08088

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    Change is the key to life on earth. Join former social studies and science teacher, John Volpa, for a small group bus 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.

    Guide: John Volpa

    Pre-registration required. Please call 609-268-0189.

    $60 per person.

    More Information

    609-268-0189 | Web

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

     

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