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Saturday, December 1st, 2012

Moonlight Walk at Whitesbog

 

Time & Place

7 - 9:00 pm
Whitesbog Village,120-34 Whitesbog Road, Browns Mills, New Jersey 08015

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Starting at 7:00 PM from the General Store, the walk is 3 to 5 miles in length and led by experienced guides. Depending on your guide, participants will learn all about the history of the Village, cranberry and blueberry farming, Pine Barrens flora and fauna and enjoy some stargazing, while listening to the night sounds of the pines. Reservations requested.

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(609) 893-4646 | Email

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Whitesbog Village Tour

 

Time & Place

1 - 3:00 pm
Whitesbog Village,120-34 Whitesbog Road, Browns Mills, New Jersey 08015

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Village Tours: Guided tours of the Village and Whitesbog’s Museums are scheduled on the 1st Saturday of the month at 1:00 p.m. Learn all about cranberry and blueberry farming in the 1920s, the research conducted at the 1st Rutger’s Cranberry Sub-station and see how the laborers lived in the Worker’s Cottage. The Agricultural Museum focuses on the farm tools and machinery, farm vehicles and other equipment used in the cranberry and blueberry industries. Visit Suningive, Elizabeth’s historic home, garden & blueberry test fields. The General Store is a fine example of an old time Company Store. Reservations requested.

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Email | Web

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Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

Green Trading Post

 

Time & Place

Noon - 4:00pm
PPA, 17 Pemberton Road, Southampton, NJ 08088

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Shop for "green" gifts for the holidays!

Shop for books, clothing, children's items, photography, etc.

Participating organizations will include:

Pinelands Preservation Alliance

Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ

Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
NJ Audubon Society
Whitesbog Preservation Trust
Burlington County Natural Sciences Club


Profits help support the missions of the various conservation groups participating in this program.

Authors Dave Hart and John Calu will be signing copies of their historical fiction books about the Pinelands and New Jersey.

Pinelands photography by Ann-Marie Woods and Albert Horner and artwork by the Rancocas Valley Plein Air Painters will also be available for sale.

Tours of the historic 1753 farmhouse and circa 1930s dairy barn.

Light refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by Pinelands Preservation Alliance.

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Mike | 609 859-8860 x24 | Email | Web

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Hike Historic Smithville and Tour Smithville Mansion (Burlington Co).

 

Time & Place

10am

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4 miles, easy pace. We’ll hike the 290-acre park and then enjoy “A Victorian Holiday” with entertainment. Holiday gift items will be for sale. There is a guided tour of the 1840 Greek revival Mansion decorated for the season (small fee). Option for late lunch at Vincentown Diner. Meet at Smith's Woods at Historic Smithville Park, East Railroad Avenue, Easthampton, NJ. Leashed dogs are welcome. George & Leona F 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com

Sponsored by the West Jersey Chapter of the Sierra Club

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609-259-373 | Email

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Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Burlington County and the American Revolution

 

Time & Place

2 Grant Street, Mount Holly

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Burlington County and the American Revolution. The lecture will focus on Burlington County's involvement in the American Revolution and the intrical role that the area played in securing our independence. The lecture will take place at 6:30PM in the Warden's House (2 Grant Street, Mount Holly). Registration is required. To register please email mbozarth@co.burlington.nj.us or call 609-265-5476

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Saturday, December 8th, 2012

Whitesbog's Winter Celebration

 

Time & Place

1 - 4;00 pm
Whitesbog Village,120-34 Whitesbog Road, Browns Mills, New Jersey 08015

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For Children -Nature walk and candy-cane find with Santa’s helper, holiday arts & crafts and a special photograph with Santa. $5 members, $7 non-members, call for reservations 609-893-4646

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The Battle of Iron Works Hill

 

Time & Place

High Street, Mount Holly

The Battle of Iron Works Hill. This annual commemoration features Crown and Continental forces in camp, drilling, and eventually battling through town, from the Prison Museum on High Street to Monroe Street Park. We'll also have children's musket drills, Mercy Ingraham's cooking demonstrations, author John Nagy talking on "Spies in Philadelphia," Stacy Roth presenting "Revolutionary Tea," a British regimental surgeon, Ned Hector and English Country Dancing, plus a few surprises. For more information please visit http://www.IronWorksHill.org

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609-265-5476. | Web

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Friday, December 14th, 2012

NJ Pinelands Commission meeting

 

Time & Place

9:30 a.m.
NJ Pinelands Commssion, 15 Springfield Road, New Lisbon, NJ 08064

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The Pinelands Commission usually meets on the second Friday of each month. These meetings are open to the public and are most frequently conducted at the Richard J. Sullivan Center for Environmental Policy and Education, 15C Springfield Road, New Lisbon, New Jersey. The Commission does sometimes meet at other locations in the Pinelands during the year, so please confirm the meeting place by calling the Commission's offices.

Committees of the Commission meet between the regularly scheduled monthly meetings. The committees include Comprehensive Management Plan (CMP) Policy and Implementation, Permanent Land Protection, Personnel and Budget, Public and Governmental Programs, and Science.

More Information

609 894-7300 | Web | Map

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Saturday, December 15th, 2012

Verge of Winter Hike

 

Time & Place

10am
Wharton State Forest

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Length: 2 – 4 miles. FREE. Wharton State Forest. Sponsor: Wharton State Forest

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(609)-567-4559

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Sunday, December 16th, 2012

Winter Animal Investigations

 

Time & Place

1:30pm
Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, 4 Sawmill Road, Medford, NJ

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The winter can be a difficult time for animals. We’ll visit with our resident animals and examine what they do to survive the cold and snow. Cost is $5 per adult, $3 per child (age 4 and up), children under 4 and members free.

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Erin | Email | Web

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Bike or Hike at Belleplain State Forest (Cape May Co)

 

Time & Place

10am
Belleplain State Forest

Easy pace whether we bike or hike! Belleplain was established in 1928 by the State of NJ for recreation and water conservation. Lake Nummy is a converted cranberry bog. Helmets are required if we bike. Rain cancels. Activity depends on the weather so contact leaders to register. George & Leona F, 609-259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com

Sponsored by the West Jersey Chapter of the Sierra Club.

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George & Leona F | 609-259-3734 | Email

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Friday, December 21st, 2012

Celebrate the Winter Solstice - Wading River

 

Time & Place

10am

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We’ll paddle 6 miles from Hawkins Bridgeto Evans Bridge. Winter began yesterday – the days will be getting longer! Experienced winter Pines paddlers only. Contact leaders to confirm trip and participation. George & Leona F, 609-259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com

Sponsored by West Jersey Chapter Sierra Club.

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609-259-3734 | Email

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Monday, December 24th, 2012

Search for Santa on the Rancocas Creek

 

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Wear your Santa hat as we look “high and low” for Santa on the 10-mile Canoe Trail from BCCC to Smithville. Meet at the Vincentown Dinerearly for breakfast.Experienced winter Pines paddlers only. Contact leaders to confirm trip participation. George & Leona F, 609-259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com

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609-259-3734 | Email

 

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Annual Re-enactment - The Affair at Cedar Bridge

 

Time & Place

2pm
200 Old Halfway Road, Barnegat NJ 08087

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230th Anniversary! Just us for the celebration of the last documented land battle of the Revolutionary War. Experience the 1782 re-enactment of the battle. This event is free to the public.

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609-296-8868

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Saturday, December 29th, 2012

Moonlight Walk at Whitesbog

 

Time & Place

7 - 9:00 pm
Whitesbog Village,120-34 Whitesbog Road, Browns Mills, New Jersey 08015

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Starting at 7:00 PM from the General Store, the walk is 3 to 5 miles in length and led by experienced guides. Depending on your guide, participants will learn all about the history of the Village, cranberry and blueberry farming, Pine Barrens flora and fauna and enjoy some stargazing, while listening to the night sounds of the pines. Reservations requested.

More Information

(609) 893-4646 | Email

Find Related Info: Whitesbog Village, hike

 

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