You are Invited
To join the Pinelands Preservation Alliance on November 10, 2012 at the Lakeside Clubhouse in Medford as we celebrate Ted Gordon and Jeanne Woodford. Ted and Jeanne will be inducted into the 2012 Pine Barrens Hall of Fame at this event.
See a photo slideshow from this year's event here.
Join us at the Lakeside Clubhouse on Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 5pm to 8:30 pm. The Clubhouse, nestled within pitch pine trees and located by the water’s edge in beautiful Medford NJ, is the perfect location for this special event.
- Pine Barrens Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
- Hearty appetizers and delicious desserts
- Cash bar stocked with locally made beer and wine
- Music by Jazz Doc & Friends
- Silent auction featuring exclusive Pinelands experiences – like an aerial tour of the Pinelands, and much more!
The Lakeside Clubhouse is located at 8 Blue Heron Court in Medford NJ. Click on this link for directions from your location. Tickets must be purchased in advance to attend.
Tickets are $60 per person. For ticket information call Becky at 609-859-8860 ext. 21. No tickets will be sold at the door.
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 5:00 pm and ends at 7:30 pm. Winners may retrieve their items after 8:30 pm when the program concludes.
For a list of silent auction items click here.
2012 Pine Barrens Hall of Fame Inductees
A graduate of Rutgers University and a past president of the Philadelphia Botanical Society (1988–2000), Ted Gordon is a leading authority on the habitats and flora of the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Ted has more than 35 years experience in botanical studies, including contributions to major plant studies of endangered species in the Pinelands. Ted conducts rare species surveys and research, monitors habitats, and designs management plans for the conservation and enhancement of rare plants. Since 1990, Ted has been an instructor in the Rutgers University Short Course, teaching wetland plant species identification to professional consultants. After chairing the Forestry Advisory Committee of the Pinelands Commission for ten years, Ted served as a Pinelands Commissioner from 1999 to 2002.
Jeanne and her mother, Elizabeth “Betty” Woodford, began rehabilitating wildlife when a baby great horned owl was dropped off at their Medford home. It wasn’t long before the Woodford’s kitchen turned into a wildlife hospital that eventually became Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge. After her mother’s death Jeanne took over management of the Refuge and in 1997 she was able to permanently preserve the 170 acres of prime Pine Barrens habitat where the Refuge resides. Saving the Refuge for wildlife is perhaps Jeanne's greatest accomplishment. Today Cedar Run is the largest wildlife rehabilitation center in the region caring for nearly 4,000 injured or abandoned wild animals and their Education Center provides environmental education to over 20,000 children and adults each year.