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What is Happening in the Pines

Hikes, lectures, fairs, festivals and volunteer opportunities abound. Click on the links below to learn more about these great events:

Image of Blueberries ripe for the picking in Shamong.Blueberries ripe for the picking in Shamong. ©PPA

July is the Month to Pick Blueberries!

Blueberries are native the New Jersey Pinelands. In fact the blueberry was first cultivated under the guidance of Elizabeth White - you can learn more on the website for the Whitesbog Preservation Trust. See this list of farms in the Pinelands. This is by no means an exclusive list of blueberry farms in the Pinelands.

Get Outdoors in NJ State Parks

The state of New Jersey manages several state parks and forests in the Pinelands. These are fantastic places to hike, bird watch, swim, canoe/kayak, tent camp or rent a cabin.


Call for Artists - 2nd Annual Juried Photographic Exhibit Pinelands

Date: Accepting submissions until September 14, 2018

Exhibit Location: PPA Headquarters, 17 Pemberton Rd, Southampton NJ 08088

Pinelands Preservation Alliance is looking for images that celebrate the Pinelands National Reserve to be part of our 2018 Juried Photography Exhibit. Black & White and color images taken within the boundaries of the Pinelands depicting its landscape, flora, wildlife, communities and people will be accepted. The exhibit will hang in the renovated barn at the PPA Headquarters from November 3 to December 7, 2018. $2000 in cash awards! Judge is award-winning landscape photographer Albert Horner. Categories are open and student. Learn more on our website

North Brigantine Natural Area – Shorebird and Plant Stroll

Date/Time: July 27th from 1pm to 3pm, Aug. 25th from 12:30 to 2:30 pm, Sept. 8th from 11am to 1pm
Location: Parking lot near observation tower, North of 15th Street, City of Brigantine

North Brigantine Natural Area was designated as a Natural Heritage Priority Site by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and boasts nearly 2.5 miles of undeveloped beach, primary and mature dunes and maritime forests. It is located between the city of Brigantine and the Brigantine inlet. Come stroll the beaches with staff from New Jersey’s Endangered and Nongame Species Program, the Pinelands Preservation Alliance and Raritan Valley Community College as we explore this natural area in search of native beach plants and shorebirds. Be prepared for walking on soft sand. Bring sunscreen, water and insect repellant. Free but donations are welcome. Questions? Contact Bass River State Forest Office at 609-296-1114.


PINELANDS ADVENTURES: Get out and explore!

Pinelands Adventures is an initiative of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance offering guided and self-guided nature tours of the New Jersey Pinelands. Learn more or book your trip at or call 609-268-0189.

Pinelands Adventures is located within beautiful Wharton State Forest at 1005 Atsion Rd in Shamong, NJ. See below for information about upcoming trips this spring. PPA members get a 10% discount on all trips!

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Canoeing on the Mullica River Beaver Pond.

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