You are Invited

To join the Pinelands Preservation Alliance on October 25, 2014 at Duke Farms in Hillsborough as we celebrate David Moore and Michael Catania. Michael and Dave will be inducted into the 2014 Pine Barrens Hall of Fame at this event.

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The Pinelands Preservation Alliance sponsors the Pine Barrens Hall of Fame every other year to honor those individuals in the fields of science, policy, education and activism who have played a significant role in preserving and protecting the Pinelands. The first inductees to the Pine Barrens Hall of Fame were noted authors Howard Boyd and Beryl Robichaud Collins.


Join us at Duke Farms on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm. Duke Farms, located on 2,740 acres in Hillsborough, Somerset County, N.J., is one of the largest privately-owned parcels of undeveloped land in the state and provides a beautiful setting for this event.

Festivities include:

  • Pine Barrens Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
  • Governor Thomas H. Kean will introduce David Moore
  • Governor James J. Florio will introduce Michael Catania
  • Delicious dinner and dessert
  • Cash bar stocked with locally made beer and wine
  • Classic Guitar music by Matt Sutin
  • Silent auction featuring exclusive Pinelands experiences – like an aerial tour of the Pinelands, and much more!

This event will take place in the orientation center at Duke Farms. Duke Farms is located at 1112 Dukes Parkway West, Hillsborough, NJ 08844. Click on this link for directions from your location. Tickets must be purchased in advance to attend.

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Tickets are $85 per person. For ticket information call Becky at 609-859-8860 ext. 21. No tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets may be purchased online.

You may buy your tickets online here

All proceeds benefit our work to protect the land, water and wildlife of New Jersey’s Pinelands.


We are grateful to the individuals and businesses who generously donated items to the silent auction. Their support will allow us to raise more funds in support of our mission of protecting New Jersey's Pinelands. The silent auction begins at 6:00 pm and ends at 8:00 pm. Winners may retrieve their items after 8:30 pm when the program concludes.

2014 Pine Barrens Hall of Fame Inductees

David Moore

Dave Moore is a visionary and a pioneer in the effort to protect land in New Jersey. He has helped create organizations like New Jersey Future, the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions, the Highlands Coalition and the Pinelands Preservation Alliance. He served as Director of the New Jersey Conservation Foundation (NJCF) from 1969 to 1999. During his tenure over 77,000 acres were preserved as public open space. Under his leadership, NJCF was also a major force behind the Pinelands Protection Act, the Freshwater Wetlands Protection Act, Coastal Area Facility Review Act, State Planning Act, Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act and others. Dave has chaired the board of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance since 2000.

Michael Catania

Michael Catania has been involved in the preservation, restoration or stewardship of more than 65,500 acres throughout the Garden State. He began his career as an attorney with the Office of Legislative Services where he drafted many of New Jersey’s conservation and environmental laws including the Pinelands Protection Act. As state director of The Nature Conservancy in New Jersey, he was instrumental in the protection of thousands of acres in the Pinelands National Reserve. More recently he played a key role in the protection of the 4,200-acre Lenape Farms in Egg Harbor Township. Michael currently serves as executive director of Duke Farms in Hillsborough, NJ.

See a photo slideshow from the 2012 event held at the Lakeside Clubhouse in Medford, NJ here.


A Tribute to Howard Boyd

The late Howard Boyd (1914 – 2011) was an entomologist, botanist, teacher, photographer, filmmaker, writer and naturalist. He was best known for his 70-year association with the New Jersey Pine Barrens and his dedication to Pinelands protection. At the age of 76, Howard launched a second career as an author with the publication of A Field Guide to the Pine Barrens of New Jersey, perhaps the most authoritative and certainly the most widely referenced guide to Pinelands flora and fauna. Howard Boyd was honored as one of two premiere inductees in the Pine Barrens Hall of Fame in 2004.

To mark the 100th anniversary of his birth this November 2nd, Plexus Publishing will provide complimentary copies of Howard Boyd’s books to the first 100 people who RSVP to this event. (One book per reservation.)

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