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    Saturday, July 1st, 2017

    Snakes of the Pine Barrens at Bass River State Forest

     

    Time & Place

    8:00pm to 9:00pm
    Bass River State Forest, Lake Absegami Beach Breezeway

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    Presentation: Snakes of the Pine Barrens (with live specimens).

    This is a FREE event. Donations are welcome.

    Bring a flashlight and something to sit on. ADA accessible.

    More Information

    609-296-1114

    Find Related Info: Bass River State Forest, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, snakes, wildlife

     

    Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

    Canoe/Kayak Cedar Creek (Ocean County)

     

    Time & Place

    9:00am
    Cedar Creek

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    Double Trouble State Park was established in 1964 to help protect the Cedar Creek watershed and now features over 8,000 acres of Pine Barrens habitats.

    We’ll paddle 7 miles from Ore Pond to Dudley Park. Rental boats are available from Cedar Creek Campground www.cedarcreeknj.com/kayak-canoe

    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 Sierra Club.

    More Information

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

    Find Related Info: Cedar Creek, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, canoeing, Kayaking, Double Trouble State Park

     

    Saturday, July 8th, 2017

    Blueberry Cultivation Demonstration at Historic Whitesbog Village

     

    Time & Place

    10:00am to 12:00pm
    Historic Whitesbog Village, 120 West Whitesbog Road, Browns Mills, NJ 08015

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    Visit the birthplace of the commercial blueberry and learn by doing! Joseph Darlington, our farmer and the grand nephew of Miss Lizzy will teach about cultivation in our classroom, then lead the group into the original triangle test field.

    Reservations are requested by calling 609-893-4646, the registration is $10/person.

    Historic Whitesbog Village is located in Brendan Byrne State Forest. Whitesbog was the largest cranberry farm in New Jersey in the early 1900’s and is also the place where the highbush blueberry was first successfully cultivated.

    The Whitesbog Preservation Trust leases Whitesbog Village from the State of New Jersey in an innovative partnership agreement that supports the Trust’s mission to restore, protect and enhance the land, historic sites and buildings and to provide educational materials and interpretive programs about the history, culture and natural environment of Whitesbog.

    Historic Whitesbog Village

    120 West Whitesbog Road

    Browns Mills, NJ 08015

    Phone - (609) 893-4646

    Email - whitesbogevents@gmail.com

    Directions: From Rt. 530 (Lakehurst Rd.) enter the village at mile marker 13, follow the asphalt road to the parking lot and The General Store where most of our events start.

    More Information

    609-893-4646 | Email | Web

    Find Related Info: Whitesbog Village, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, blueberry, history

     

    Full Moon Hike at Bass River State Forest

     

    Time & Place

    8:15pm to 10:00pm
    Bass River State Forest, Lake Absegami Beach Breezeway

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    Full moon hike.

    Fee: $3 per person. Pre-registration required. Limit 25 people.

    Bring a flashlight and insect repellent. Participants must be 8 years of age or older.

    More Information

    609-296-1114

    Find Related Info: Bass River State Forest, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, hike, Family Friendly

     

    Friday, July 14th, 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 - http://www.nj.gov/pinelands/home/meetings/

    They are set to vote on a resolution at this meeting that would greatly reduce the amount of off-road vehicle damage occurring in Wharton State Forest by creating a map that defines what areas(roads) are acceptable for vehicular use. The Pinelands Commission Staff has identified over 220 sites that have been degraded by off-road vehicles in Wharton alone and we need you at the Pinelands Commission for this meeting to help convince the Commission to vote affirmatively for this important map. The map, based on data gathered by the United States Geological Survey in the 1950s, will protect sensitive areas such as wetlands, intermittent ponds, paleo-dunes, and hills that have become subject to so much abuse by vehicles in recent years.

    These features are unique to the Pine Barrens and contain many of the rare species that exist within the National Reserve. While protected from development, there has been little protection from the kind of motor vehicle abuse that has become popular among certain subcultures. Please join us in support of this resolution in order to ensure that these special places remain in their natural state for years to come.

    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

     

    Saturday, July 15th, 2017

    Bad Dogz in Concert at Bass River State Forest

     

    Time & Place

    8:00pm to 9:30pm
    Bass RIver State Forest, Lake Absegami Beach Breezeway

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    Bluegrass, Gospel and Old-Timey Music by the Bad Dogz.

    This is a FREE event. Donations to the band are welcome.

    Bring a flashlight and something to sit on. Appropriate for all ages. ADA accessible.

    More Information

    609-296-1114

    Find Related Info: Bass River State Forest, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, music, Family Friendly, Bluegrass Music

     

    Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

    Burlington County Farm Fair

     

    Time & Place

    Burlington County Fairgrounds, 1960 Jacksonville-Jobstown Road, Columbus, NJ 08022

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    The Burlington County Farm Fair, Inc. is a non-profit organization. Their mission is to promote agriculture, social life, and youth as well as educating the general public by conducting a yearly agricultural fair with exhibits, livestock, and farm products. Located at the Burlington County Fairgrounds, the fair offers a variety of activities to the 10s of thousands of visitors that attend each year.

    Horses, cows, rabbits, chickens, sheep, goats and other animals are on display each day. Most of these are shown by 4-H members who hope their project animal will win a blue ribbon.

    On Friday the area dairy farmers compete in a large dairy cow show. Visitors can also watch dairy cows being milked.

    Daily horse shows, open to the public, are also a major attraction.

    Old steam engines and antique farm equipment bring back memories for many. A very popular attraction is the tractor pull in a dedicated tractor pull arena.

    Children can participate in becoming a Farmer for a Day in a special exhibit.

    There are many more things to see and do at the Burlington County Farm Fair! Come on down and have some fun!

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

    More Information

    Web

    Find Related Info: Pine Barrens, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, Burlington County, Family Friendly, festival

     

    Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

    "Native Americans of New Jersey" at Bass River State Forest

     

    Time & Place

    8:00pm to 9:00pm
    Bass River State Forest, Lake Absegami Beach Breezeway, 762 Stage Road Tuckerton, NJ 08087

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    "Native Americans of New Jersey", a presentation by Dr. Richard Veit of Monmouth University.

    This is a FREE event. Donations are welcome.

    Bring a flashlight and something to sit on. ADA accessible.

    More Information

    609-296-1114

    Find Related Info: Bass River State Forest, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, Indian Culture, history

     

    Monday, July 24th, 2017

    No Pinelands Pipeline - Sign Making Party

     

    Time & Place

    5:30 pm
    PPA Offices, 17 Pemberton Road, Southampton NJ 08088

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    Join us and make signs prior to the Pinelands Commission's July 26th public meeting on the New Jersey Natural Gas Pipeline. We’ll provide the pizza, posterboard, and markers - you bring the quippy slogans and creativity. Please RSVP to Katie@pinelandsalliance.org so we know how many people to expect.

    Here is a link to directions.

    More Information

    Katie Smith, Policy Advocate | 609-859-8860 ext 122 | Email

    Find Related Info: Pine Barrens, Pinelands Commission, gas pipeline

     

    Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

    NJ Natural Gas Pipeline - Pinelands Commission Public Meeting

     

    Time & Place

    9:30 am
    Pine Belt Arena, 1245 Old Freehold Road, Toms River, NJ 08753

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    The state Pinelands Commission consists of 15 individuals appointed to uphold the Comprehensive Management Plan (CMP), the rules put in place to protect the Pinelands. Please attend and share your objections to the New Jersey Natural Gas Pipeline.

    Here is a link to the Commission's meeting announcement. It is very important that we have a large crowd showing the public's objection to this terrible project! See our talking points here. Comments may also be sent by mail or email by August 2, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. to:

    New Jersey Pinelands Commission
    P.O. Box 359
    New Lisbon, NJ 08064

    Email: njngcomment@njpines.state.nj.us -Please note that comments sent to any other Pinelands Commission e-mail address will not be included in the official record.

    Use our Take Action Tool to submit your comments.

     

    Saturday, July 29th, 2017

    Acoustic Musicians Guild Concert at Bass River State Forest

     

    Time & Place

    8:00pm to 9:30pm
    Bass River State Forest, Lake Absegami Beach Breezeway

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    This is a FREE event. Donations to the band are welcome.

    Bring a flashlight and something to sit on. Appropriate for all ages. ADA accessible.

    More Information

    609-296-1114

    Find Related Info: Bass River State Forest, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, acoustic, music, Family Friendly

     

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