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    Saturday, March 31st, 2018

    Wilderness First Aid Training with REI and NOLS

    Runs through Sunday, April 1st, 2018 

    Time & Place

    Two Day Long Event
    PPA Offices, 17 Pemberton Rd. (CR 616), Southampton, NJ 08088

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    The Pinelands Preservation Alliance is pleased to host this two day Wilderness First Aid Training. Whether spending time in the backcountry is your passion or your profession, you should never ask, "What do I do now?" In this 2 day course you will learn skills and abilities to make sound decisions in emergency situations. March 31st and April 1st. Cost is $265. You must register by March 1st.

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    Friday, April 13th, 2018

    Pinelands Commission 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. 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.

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    Saturday, April 14th, 2018

    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.

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    Friday, April 20th, 2018

    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. More information on our webpage here. A plant sale price list will be posted here in April.

    The Pinelands Visitor Center will also be open, with a variety of books, DVDs, clothing and other Pinelands-related merchandise for sale.

    Plants supplied by Pinelands Nursery, New Moon Nursery, and Fernbrook Nursery.

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    Saturday, April 21st, 2018

    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 and South Jersey will be for sale. A plant list will be available in April.

    The Pinelands Visitor Center will also be open, with books, DVDs, clothing and other Pinelands merchandise.

    Plants are supplied by Pinelands Nursery, New Moon Nursery and Fernbrook Nursery.

    More information on our webpage here. A plant sale price list will be posted here in April.

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    Ryan | 609 859-8860 x 126 | Email | Web | Map

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    Journey Between Two Rivers (Hike)

     

    Time & Place

    9:00am to 2:00pm (5 hours)
    Participants meet at Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ

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    Join Pinelands Adventures Naturalist, John Volpa, for a four-mile hike at an easy pace 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. Bring a picnic lunch!

    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.

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    Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

    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.

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    Earth Day Cleanup at Forked River Mountain

     

    Time & Place

    8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    Lacey Township Municipal Bldg, 818 W. Lacey Rd, Forked River NJ 08731

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    The Forked River Mountain Coalition in cooperation with Ocean County Parks and the Pinelands Preservation Alliance will conduct a cleanup of the Forked River Mountain Area for Earth Day. Bags and gloves will be supplied. Hot dogs, refreshements and entertainment after the cleanup. Volunteers with four-wheel drive vehicles are especially needed. All individuals and groups are asked to pre-register.

    Last year volunteers helped clean up 14 tons of trash!

    Optional Hike After Cleanup

    Take an hour hike on the two-mile long trail through the Pine Barrens wilderness. You should be back at the parking lot by 2 p.m. Hiking or work boots should be worn and insect repellant is recommended.

    For more information visit www.frmc.org. To pre-register call 609-971-4635 or fill out the online registration form here.

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    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.

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    Friday, April 27th, 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.

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    Saturday, April 28th, 2018

    Industries in the Pines---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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    The Pine Barrens are a post-industrial forest. It has been said that by 1850 no trees existed between the Delaware River and the Atlantic Ocean due to over harvesting and industry in the Pine Barrens region. While such a claim is slightly exaggerated, it is difficult to imagine that the pine wilderness was once a major industrial center. Evidence of bygone eras still lie hidden along the quiet stream beds and below the thick patches of wild huckleberry. We will make several stops to explore on foot.

    $60 Per Person

    Preregistration is required at www.PinelandsAdventures 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.

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    Steel Wheels (Walk or Roll)

     

    Time & Place

    10:00am to 12:00pm
    Participants meet at Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ

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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.

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

    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.

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    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.

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    Sunday, April 29th, 2018

    Pine Barrens Ghost Towns---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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    The Pine Barrens of New Jersey contain more ghost towns, some say, than the entire American 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.

    $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.

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    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.

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