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    Sunday, May 6th, 2018

    Pine Barrens Discovery Tour (Walk and Paddle)

     

    Time & Place

    9:00am to Noon
    Participants meet at Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ

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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 as you walk an easy pace.

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

    Preregistration is required at www.PinelandsAdventures.org or call 609-268-0189.

    Pinelands Adventures is an initiative of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance to help people across the region get out and explore the Pine Barrens.

    More Information

    609-268-0189 | Web

    Find Related Info: canoeing, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, Mullica River , nature, ecology

     

    Mullica River 101 (Paddle)

     

    Time & Place

    1:30pm to 4:30pm
    Participants meet at Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ

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    Take a 3 hour trip down the Mullica River from Atsion Lake dam to Beaver Dam with guide and naturalist John Volpa. Participants will get a Pine Barrens Primer by exploring the river for an overview of Pine Barrens habitats, history and plants and animals.

    $55 Per Person (includes canoe or kayak), $45 Per Person (bring your own canoe or kayak). Ages 8 and up.

    Pinelands Adventures is an initiative of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance to help people across the region get out and explore the Pine Barrens.

    Preregistration is required at www.PinelandsAdventures.org or call 609-268-0189.

    More Information

    609-268-0189 | Web

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

     

    Friday, May 11th, 2018

    Pinelands Commission Meeting

     

    Time & Place

    9:30am-12:00pm

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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/

    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.

     

    Saturday, May 12th, 2018

    John McPhee Pine Barrens Today Tour---Small Bus Tour

     

    Time & Place

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

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    Join Pinelands Adventures on a small group driving tour to visit many places described in John McPhee’s landmark book The Pine Barrens. While most of the characters that McPhee profiled have since passed on many years ago, many of the places he wrote about have remained largely unchanged. They’ve remained that way in large part because McPhee’s book challenged citizens and political leaders to find a way to protect the unique Pine Barrens ecosystem and culture from development that loomed on the horizon at the time. Participants in this tour will travel by van making stops and taking short hikes at places like Paisley, Apple Pie Hill, Hog Wallow and the Forks on the Mullica.

    $60 Per Person. Guide is John Volpa, Director of Education for Pinelands Adventures

    Pre-registration is required at www.PinelandsAdventures.org or call 609-268-0189.

    Pinelands Adventures is an initiative of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance to help people across the region get out and explore the Pine Barrens.

    More Information

    609-268-0189 | Web

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

     

    Sunday, May 13th, 2018

    Pine Barrens Discovery Tour (Walk and Paddle)

     

    Time & Place

    1:30pm to 4:30pm
    Participants meet at Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ

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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 as you walk an easy pace.

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

    Preregistration is required at www.PinelandsAdventures.org or call 609-268-0189.

    Pinelands Adventures is an initiative of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance to help people across the region get out and explore the Pine Barrens.

    More Information

    609-268-0189 | Web

    Find Related Info: canoeing, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, Mullica River , nature, ecology

     

    Canoeing Lessons (Paddle)

     

    Time & Place

    9:00am to Noon
    Participants meet at Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ

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    Learn the basics of canoeing with instructor John Volpa in our three hour class. This introductory program is designed to help you feel comfortable while enjoying this classic American outdoor activity. You’ll learn to paddle on calm water close to the edge of the lake and canoeing terminology, technique and strokes.

    $45 Per Person. Ages 10 and up.

    Preregistration is required at www.PinelandsAdventures.org or call 609-268-0189.

    Pinelands Adventures is an initiative of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance to help people across the region get out and explore the Pine Barrens.

    More Information

    609-268-0189 | Web

    Find Related Info: canoeing, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, Family Friendly, nature

     

    Friday, May 18th, 2018

    Pinelands Commission Policy and Implementation Committee Meeting

     

    Time & Place

    9:30am-12:00pm
    15 Springfield Rd, New Lisbon, NJ

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    The Pinelands Commission is the state agency that oversees conservation and development within the Pinelands boundaries. This committee meets monthly to have detailed discussions of planning and development matters. 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/

    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

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    Find Related Info: Pinelands Commission

     

    Saturday, May 19th, 2018

    Pine Barrens Habitats Tour---Small Group Bus Tour

     

    Time & Place

    10:00am to 3:00pm
    Participants meet at Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ

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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.

    This trip will be guided by Jeff Larson.

    $60 Per Person

    Preregistration is required at www.PinelandsAdventures.org or call 609-268-0189.

    Pinelands Adventures is an initiative of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance to help people across the region get out and explore the Pine Barrens.

    More Information

    609-268-0189 | Web

    Find Related Info: Pinelands Preservation Alliance, tour, ecology, nature, Habitat

     

    Batsto River Naturalist Guided Tour (Paddle)

     

    Time & Place

    8:30am to 4:00pm (7.5 hours)
    Participants meet at Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ

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    This trip begins at Quaker Bridge on the Batsto River. You’ll explore on water and land while learning about Pine Barrens habitats, history, plants and animals. Once on the river we’ll make stops along the way to investigate unique Pine Barrens plants along the river’s edge, learn about the role of fire in Pine Barrens ecology, and history of bog iron in the pines. This trip ends at Batsto Lake.

    $60 Per Person (includes canoe or kayak), $50 Per Person (bring your own canoe or kayak). Ages 8 and up.

    Pinelands Adventures is an initiative of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance to help people across the region get out and explore the Pine Barrens.

    Preregistration is required at www.PinelandsAdventures.org or call 609-268-0189.

    More Information

    609-268-0189 | Web

    Find Related Info: Batsto River, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, canoeing, Kayaking, nature

     

    Sunday, May 20th, 2018

    Pine Barrens Discovery Tour (Walk and Paddle)

     

    Time & Place

    9:00am to Noon
    Participants meet at Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ

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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 as you walk an easy pace.

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

    Preregistration is required at www.PinelandsAdventures.org or call 609-268-0189.

    Pinelands Adventures is an initiative of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance to help people across the region get out and explore the Pine Barrens.

    More Information

    609-268-0189 | Web

    Find Related Info: canoeing, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, Mullica River , nature, ecology

     

    Goshen Run Naturalist Guided Tour (Paddle)---New for 2018!!

     

    Time & Place

    1:30pm to 4:30pm
    Participants meet at Pinelands Adventures, 1005h Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ

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    The seemingly untouched upper reaches of the Mullica River create a magical atmosphere as we paddle 3.5 miles through a contiguous Atlantic White Cedar Swamp. We’ll stop at the site of Inskeep’s 1700’s sawmill and homestead where weary travelers found respite. Experience the beauty and serenity of a forest of Atlantic White Cedar Trees, trees which helped build fortunes.

    $55 per person (canoe or kayak included), $45 per person (bring your own canoe or kayak), ages 8 and up.

    Preregistration is required at www.PinelandsAdventures.org or call 609-268-0189.

    Pinelands Adventures is an initiative of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance to help people across the region get out and explore the Pine Barrens.

    More Information

    609-268-0189 | Web

    Find Related Info: Mullica River , Pinelands Preservation Alliance, canoeing, Kayaking, cedar swamp

     

    Blueberry Music Jam

     

    Time & Place

    11:00am to 2:00pm
    Whitesbog Village, Brendan Byrne State Forest, 120 West Whitesbog Road, Browns Mills, NJ 08015

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    Sponsored by the Whitesbog Preservation Trust

    Location: Historic Whitesbog Village, Brendan Byrne State Forest, 120 West Whitesbog Rd, Browns Mills NJ 08015

    Open Music Jams!

    All Welcome to listen or play!

    Location will be in the Barrel Factory in cool or rainy weather, on the porch of the General Store in warmer weather.

    Starts at 11 am and continues until 2 pm. Visitors are free to drop in to listen anytime.

    Website www.whitesbog.org

    More Information

    609-893-4646 | Web

    Find Related Info: Whitesbog Village, blueberry, music, Brendan Byrne State Forest

     

    Saturday, May 26th, 2018

    Canoe/Kayak the Oswego River (Burlington County)

     

    Time & Place

    10:00am
    Lake Oswego, 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 RD. 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. 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: Pinelands Preservation Alliance, Oswego River, Kayaking, canoeing

     

    Hike the Batona Trail

     

    Time & Place

    8:30am (6-8 hours)
    Participants meet at Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ

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    We’ll keep a moderate pace between frequent stops for stories and exploration of Pine Barrens flora and fauna in wetlands and uplands. Guided by naturalist John Volpa.

    $45 Per Person (ages 16 and up).

    Preregistration is required at www.PinelandsAdventures.org or call 609-268-0189.

    Pinelands Adventures is an initiative of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance to help people across the region get out and explore the Pine Barrens.

    More Information

    609-268-0189 | Web

    Find Related Info: Pine Barrens, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, hike, nature, wetlands

     

    Sunday, May 27th, 2018

    Mullica River 101 (Paddle)

     

    Time & Place

    1:30pm to 4:30pm
    Participants meet at Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ

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    Take a 3 hour trip down the Mullica River from Atsion Lake dam to Beaver Dam with guide and naturalist John Volpa. Participants will get a Pine Barrens Primer by exploring the river for an overview of Pine Barrens habitats, history and plants and animals.

    $55 Per Person (includes canoe or kayak), $45 Per Person (bring your own canoe or kayak). Ages 8 and up.

    Pinelands Adventures is an initiative of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance to help people across the region get out and explore the Pine Barrens.

    Preregistration is required at www.PinelandsAdventures.org or call 609-268-0189.

    More Information

    609-268-0189 | Web

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

     

    Canoe/Kayak with your Pooch on the Wading River (Burlington County)

     

    Time & Place

    10:00am
    Wading River

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    Join us for a Memorial Day Weekend trip with your pooch on the Wading River.

    Boats can be rented from Mick’s Pine Barrens Canoe and Kayak Rental 609-726-1380 or www.mickscanoerental.com

    Contact leaders to confirm trip and river section we are paddling: 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: Wading River, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, canoeing, Kayaking, Dog Friendly

     

    Kayaking Lessons (Paddle)---New for 2018!!

     

    Time & Place

    9:00am to Noon
    Participants meet at Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ

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    Learn the basics of kayaking with ACA certified instructor, John Volpa, in our three hour class. This introductory program is designed to help you feel comfortable and competent while learning proper paddling technique. You’ll learn to paddle on calm water close to the edge of the lake and kayaking terminology, technique and strokes.

    $55 per person, ages 12 and up.

    Preregistration is required at www.PinelandsAdventures.org or call 609-268-0189.

    Pinelands Adventures is an initiative of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance to help people across the region get out and explore the Pine Barrens.

    More Information

    609-268-0189 | Web

    Find Related Info: Kayaking, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, children, Family Friendly

     

    Monday, May 28th, 2018

    Batsto River Naturalist Guided Tour (Paddle)

     

    Time & Place

    8:30am to 4:00pm (7.5 hours)
    Participants meet at Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ

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    This trip begins at Quaker Bridge on the Batsto River. You’ll explore on water and land while learning about Pine Barrens habitats, history, plants and animals. Once on the river we’ll make stops along the way to investigate unique Pine Barrens plants along the river’s edge, learn about the role of fire in Pine Barrens ecology, and history of bog iron in the pines. This trip ends at Batsto Lake.

    $60 Per Person (includes canoe or kayak), $50 Per Person (bring your own canoe or kayak). Ages 8 and up.

    Pinelands Adventures is an initiative of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance to help people across the region get out and explore the Pine Barrens.

    Preregistration is required at www.PinelandsAdventures.org or call 609-268-0189.

    More Information

    609-268-0189 | Web

    Find Related Info: Batsto River, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, canoeing, Kayaking, nature

     

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