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2014

January 28, 2014 - Pinelands Short Course to feature new venue, 36 educational presentations: 25th annual event to be held at The Richard Stockton College on March 8th


2013 & 2012

2013

October 11, 2013 -
Pinelands Commission certifies South Toms River Borough’s Master Plan: All 53 Pinelands Area municipalities now conform with Pinelands rules 

August 13, 2013 - The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey to host 25th annual Pinelands Short Course

January 16, 2013 - Twenty-fourth annual Pinelands Short Course to feature 33 educational presentations

2012

December 20, 2012 -
Joseph DiBello, of Ardmore, Pa., sworn in as the new federal representative on the New Jersey Pinelands Commission

November 23, 2012 - Pinelands Commission provides funds to help permanently preserve 200-acre parcel next to Camp Ockanickon in Medford and Shamong

July 16, 2012 - New Jersey Pinelands Commission launches review of the Pinelands Comprehensive Management Plan

July 16, 2012 - Press Advisory: Raptors & Reptiles education program, July 19, 2012

January 19, 2012 - 23rd annual Pinelands Short Course to feature 18 new educational presentations, including four field trips

January 13, 2012 - Richard H. Prickett, a Pemberton Township Councilman and retired science teacher, joins Pinelands Commission


2011

November 10, 2011 - Pinelands Commission receives federal grant to study pond ecology: Research to assess land-use impacts, prioritize ponds for increased protection

October 21, 2011 - Pinelands Commission, Wharton State Forest and local students test water quality, learn about Pinelands protection during World Water Monitoring Day event October

 October 14, 2011 - Pinelands Commission adopts rules to encourage the environmentallyappropriate siting of solar energy facilities in the Pinelands

September 06, 2011 - Gov. Chris Christie appoints Mark S. Lohbauer of Pennsauken as the new Chairman of the New Jersey Pinelands Commission

July 08, 2011 -  Three new gubernatorial appointees join New Jersey Pinelands Commission

June 23, 2011 - Pinelands Commission issues new report that highlights successful efforts to preserve and protect the Pinelands

June 14, 2011 - Pinelands Commission implements new public comment procedures

February 10. 2011 - Pinelands Commission advances proposal to encourage the environmentallyappropriate siting of solar energy facilities in the Pinelands

January 31, 2011 - 22nd annual Pinelands Short Course to feature 21 new educational presentations, including four field trips


2010

December 10, 2010 - Robert W. McIntosh, Jr., steps down after 15 years of service as the federal appointee on the New Jersey Pinelands Commission

November 30, 2010 - New Jersey Pinelands Commission appoints Nancy B. Wittenberg of Toms River as its new Executive Director

November 12, 2010 - Pinelands Commission approves plans to install solar energy generating facilities on the capped landfill at the Stafford Business Park 

October 21, 2010 - Pinelands Commission, Wharton State Forest and local students test water quality, learn about Pinelands protection during World Water Monitoring Day event

September 8, 2010 - New Jersey Pinelands Commission begins search for new Executive Director 

August 13, 2010 - John C. Stokes, Executive Director of the Pinelands Commission, to retire after more than 30 years of service with the Pinelands panel

August 4, 2010 - Edward McGlinchey, a longtime resident and official of Winslow Township, appointed as Camden County's representative on the Pinelands Commission

July 9, 2010 - Pinelands Commission approves agreements to provide for efficient, yet rigorous reviews of certain development applications proposed by counties

July 8, 2010Pinelands Commission issues new report that highlights successful efforts to preserve and protect the Pinelands in Fiscal Year 2010

June 3, 2010 - Pinelands Commission announces lineup for its fourth annual "Pinelands Speaker Series" Educational programs offered to the public at the Richard J. Sullivan Center

May  14, 2010 - Pinelands Commission details new practices aimed at better protecting native vegetation, including rare species, along roadsides in the Pinelands

May 07, 2010 - Norman F. Tomasello, the Acting Chairman and a 14-year member of the Pinelands Commission, steps down

February 02, 2010Pinelands Commission approves $1.9 million expenditure to preserve 1,612 acres in Atlantic, Burlington, Cape May and Ocean counties

January 15, 2010Camden County resident joins New Jersey Pinelands Commission as new gubernatorial appointee

January 13, 2010 - 21st annual Pinelands Short Course to feature 27 new educational presentations, including two all-day bus tours of the Pinelands


2009

December 11, 2009 - Pinelands Commission approves measure to establish new management standards for advanced wastewater treatment systems in the Pinelands

December 11, 2009 - Pinelands Commission OKs agreement to eliminate source of pollution, improve water quality in Winslow Township, Camden County

November 13, 2009Pinelands Commission to help municipalities with costs to implement clustering rules

November 13, 2009Pinelands Commission approves new rules regarding forest management in the Pinelands

October 22, 2009 - Four environmentally-sensitive properties in the Pinelands permanently preserved with money from the Pinelands Conservation Fund

October 15, 2009 - Pinelands Commission, Wharton State Forest and local students test water quality, learn about Pinelands resource protection during World Water Monitoring Day event

October 9, 2009 - Pinelands Commission approves two amendments to Pinelands Plan: Changes will strengthen protection of Pinelands resources 

August 14, 2009 - Pinelands Commission directs the use of more than $5 million addition to the Pinelands Conservation Fund: New funds allocated for land preservation, conservation planning, research and community design

August 14, 2009 - Pinelands Commission to provide $100,000 to help design a community wastewater treatment system in Buena Vista Township

August 28, 2009 - Pinelands-Friendly Yard & Garden Fair to feature sale of native Pinelands plants, nature walks and seminars by Mike McGrath of WHYY's "You Bet Your Garden." Sept. 12th event aims to promote benefits of "going native"

July 22, 2009 - 700-acre property in the Pinelands in Atlantic County permanently preserved with money from the Pinelands Conservation Fund

July 10, 2009 - Judith Y. Link of Atlantic County joins New Jersey Pinelands Commission as a new gubernatorial representative 

May 22, 2009 - Pinelands Commission announces lineup for its third annual "Pinelands Speaker Series" Free educational programs offered to the public at the Richard J. Sullivan Center

May 07, 2009 - Two environmentally-sensitive properties in Atlantic County permanently preserved with money from the Pinelands Conservation Fund 

April 29, 2009 - Pinelands Commission employee wins environmental studies award from the University of Pennsylvania 

April 17, 2009 - Pinelands Commission moves forward with four proposed changes to the Pinelands Comprehensive Management Plan - Amendments will strengthen protection of Pinelands resources 

March 20, 2009 - Pinelands Commission to focus on 11 changes to Pinelands Map  

Febraury 13, 2009 - Commission responds to ruling by the State Ethics Commission   

January 30, 2009 - New Jersey Pinelands Commission approves $2.1 million expenditure to preserve more than 600 acres in Camden and Ocean counties Money to be disbursed from the Pinelands Conservation Fund 

January 16, 2009 - Pinelands Commission approves measure to require clustering of residential development in Pinelands-designated Forest and Rural Development Areas   

January 08, 2009 - 20th annual Pinelands Short Course to feature 24 new educational presentations, including first-ever all-day tour of the Pinelands


2008

December 05, 2008 - Commission asks Governor to extend deadline for Pinelands towns to submit affordable housing plans   

November 14, 2008 - Pinelands Commission approves agreement that authorizes widening the Garden State Parkway  

November 12, 2008 - John Bunnell of Tabernacle Appointed as the Commission's new Chief Scientist    

October 16, 2008 - Pinelands Commission, Wharton State Forest and local students test water quality, learn about Pinelands resource protection during World Water Monitoring Day event

October 03, 2008 - Pinelands Commission Executive Director schedules public hearing on proposed agreement that would authorize widening the Garden State Parkway

September 12, 2008 - Pinelands Commission approves increased fees to review development applications

August 29, 2008 - Pinelands-Friendly Yard & Garden Fair to feature sale of native Pinelands plants, nature walks and seminars by Mike McGrath of WHYY’s “You Bet Your Garden.”

August 26, 2008 - Remarks on the passing of former Pinelands Commission member Thomas B. Darlington 

August 01, 2008 - Environmentally-sensitive property in Medford Township permanently preserved with money from the Pinelands Conservation Fund

July 11, 2008 - Pinelands Commission advances proposal to require clustering of residential development in Pinelands-designated Forest and Rural Development Areas

June 13, 2008 - Robert Jackson of Cape May County joins the Pinelands Commission as a new gubernatorial representative

June 02, 2008 - Pinelands Commission announces lineup for its second annual “Pinelands Speaker Series” Free educational programs offered to the public at the Richard J. Sullivan Center

May 30, 2008 - Pinelands Commission approves $867,666 expenditure to preserve 450 acres in Atlantic, Burlington, Gloucester and Ocean counties Money to be disbursed from the Pinelands Conservation Fund

May 9, 2008 - State unveils new brochure highlighting the treasures of the Pinelands National Reserve of southern New Jersey

April 11, 2008Pinelands Commission advances proposal to increase fees for reviewing development applications

March 12, 2008 - Pinelands Municipal Council Elects Officers

March 10, 2008 - New Pinelands National Reserve road signs posted along roadways throughout the reserve 

February 28, 2008 - New Jersey Pinelands Commission, New Jersey Forest Fire Service to launch new wildfire safety project in Barnegat and Stafford townships

February 04, 2008 - Comments on the passage of Franklin E. Parker, who served as the first Chairman of the New Jersey Pinelands Commission

January 11, 2008 - Pinelands communities are outperforming the economy in the non-Pinelands area of southern New Jersey

January 11, 2008 - Commission approves ordinance that establishes redevelopment plan for historic complex in Hamilton Township

January 02, 2008 -Twenty new presentations to highlight 19th Annual Pinelands Short Course


2007

November 12, 2007 - Pinelands Commission authorizes agreement to extend public sanitary sewer service to the Ancora Psychiatric Hospital and eliminate failing wastewater treatment plant onsite

November 12, 2007 - Pinelands Commission approves ordinance that significantly reduces residential zoning capacity in Jackson Township 

October 31, 2007 - Pinelands Commission to discuss link between septic systems and clean water during series of special meetings  

October 18, 2007 - Pinelands Commission, Wharton State Forest and local students test water quality, learn about Pinelands resource protection during World Water Monitoring Day event  

October 12, 2007 - Daniel M. Kennedy joins New Jersey Pinelands Commission as Burlington County’s new representative  

September 28, 2007 - Pinelands Commission approves nearly $4 million expenditure to preserve more than 3,200 acres in Atlantic, Burlington and Ocean counties 

September 14, 2007 - Pinelands Commission signs off on five amendments to the Pinelands Comprehensive Management Plan  

May 31, 2007 - Pinelands Commission’s Executive Director signs off on agreement to end direct discharge of treated wastewater into Pinelands stream 

April 26, 2007 - Pinelands Commission to offer free educational programs during new “Pinelands Speaker Series” at the Richard J. Sullivan Center  

April 13, 2007 - Commission Approves Agreement to End Discharge of Treated Wastewater into Pinelands StreamMemorandum of Agreement (MOA) Amongst The New Jersey Pinelands Commission, The Buena Borough Municipal Utilities Authority And The Township Of Buena Vista

April 04, 2007 - Federal judge signs order permanently barring construction of proposed solid waste transfer facility in the Pinelands 

March 06, 2007 - Pinelands Municipal Council Elects Officers, Buena Vista Township Mayor once again chosen to lead mayors’ group 

February 02, 2007 - Pinelands Commission awarded $82,500 grant from the William Penn Foundation; Funds will be used to mplement Natural Resource Protection Plan in southern Medford and Evesham 

January 08, 2007 -15 new presentations highlight 18th annual Pinelands Short Course


2006

September 13, 2006 - Conference and Banquet to Highlight Regional Planning and Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Pinelands Protection

August 31, 2006 - Southern Pinelands Natural Heritage Trail receives $200,000 grant

July 14, 2006 - Pinelands Commission approves agreement allowing closure of landfills and redevelopment at Stafford Business ParkMemorandum of Agreement (MOA)Executive Director’s Report on Stafford Business Park MOA 

July 14, 2006 - Pinelands Commission endorses natural resource protection plan for southern Medford and Evesham townshipsSouthern Evesham-Medford Conservation Planning Project 

June 09, 2006 - Pinelands Commission certifies changes to Berkeley Township’s master plan

June 09, 2006 - Pinelands Commission approves Hammonton’s plans to demolish its existing municipal building and build a new municipal complex

May 09, 2006 - Pinelands Commission’s Executive Director schedules public hearing on proposed agreement regarding redevelopment of the Stafford Business Park

March 13, 2006 - Pinelands Municipal Council Elects Officers

January 17, 2006 - Nine new presentations highlight 17th annual Pinelands Short Course


2005

December 15, 2005 - Longtime member of the Pinelands Commission steps down

December 15, 2005 - Pinelands Commission releases annual report charting economic health of Pinelands communities

November 14, 2005 - Pinelands Commission agrees to hire U.S. Geological Survey to study infiltration at wastewater facility in Hammonton

October 27, 2005 - New Southern Pinelands Natural Heritage Trail receives official designation as State Scenic Byway

October 18, 2005 -Students test water quality in Pinelands as part of global water monitoring day

September 09, 2005 - Pinelands Commission moving forward with proposed changes to the Pinelands Comprehensive Management Plan

September 09, 2005 - Pinelands Commission signs off on an ordinance expanding wildlife buffers in the Toms River corridor in Jackson Township 

July 08, 2005 - Pinelands Commission deems proposed sand mine in Woodland Township to be an abandoned use of land

June 28, 2005Pinelands Commission and New Jersey Department of Education give school districts a list of guidelines to help ensure proper planning of school construction projects

June 14, 2005 - Construction of proposed trash transfer station in the Pinelands halted - Matter pending in federal court 

April 21, 2005Commission Approves Plan for $13 Million Conservation Fund - Money to be used for planning, research, and open space preservation Click here to view the Pinelands Conservation Fund Plan. 

April 15, 2005Commission Approves Zoning Changes in Jackson's Toms River Basin - Amendments implement key recommendations of the Toms River Corridor Task Force 

April 6, 2005Pinelands Municipal Council Elects Officers - Woodbine Mayor Pikolycky to continue leading mayors' group  

January 10, 2005 - 16th Annual Pinelands Short Course Set for Saturday, March 5th -2005 event offering ten exciting new topics - Click here to view the Pinelands Short Course brochure. 


2004, 2003 & 2002

2004

December 15, 2004 - Deadline Extended on Public Comment Period for Rule Change

December 10, 2004 - Florio Announces Dodge Grant to Support Smart-Growth Planning Project in Egg Harbor Township -Commission also approves Egg Harbor Township open space ordinance

November 12, 2004 - Commission Approves Ocean Acres Ordinance, Authorizes Sanctuary Agreement -Measures will protect endangered Pine Snakes at two Pinelands housing developments

October 29, 2004 - Commission to Weigh Agreement on Sanctuary - Public Information Session to be held on November 9 in Evesham - Click here to view the summary of the proposed agreement.

September 10, 2004 - Commission to Receive DEP Funds to Develop Model Stormwater Ordinance -Also approves agricultural re-zoning in Buena Vista

August 13, 2004 - Commission Authorizes Electric Transmission Line Agreement

August 13, 2004 - Commission Authorizes Change to Pinelands Land Capability Map

August 13, 2004 - Commission Moves to Strengthen Protection of Rare Plants -Proposal will expand number of Pinelands-protected plants

June 21, 2004 - Housing Task Force Kickoff Meeting

June 11, 2004 - Commission launches special conservation effort in Evesham, Medford Townships -William Penn Foundation grant to help protect rare plants and animals

May 14, 2004 - Commission Approves Heritage Minerals Settlement - Agreement will protect nearly 6,500 acres

April 8, 2004 - Commission authorizes settlement agreement for Ocean Acres - Conservation Plan will protect rare species in Barnegat Township subdivision

March 12, 2004 - Witt, Slavin Join Pinelands Commission - Panel gains Gloucester and Burlington Representatives

March 5, 2004 - Pinelands Commission gives go-ahead on gas line application

March 5, 2004 - Pinelands Commission weighing local conservation plan - Special task force develops innovative plan for Toms River Basin

February 13, 2004 - Florio launches Pinelands forestry policy review - Advisory committee set up to review Pinelands forestry policies

February 5, 2004 - Hamilton, Winslow Townships to Present Smart Growth Plans Strategies developed to address problems in designated growth communities

January 16, 2004 - Pinelands Commission Authorizes Agreement for Atlantic City Airport

January 15, 2004 - Commission, Burlington County College Team Up for 2004 Short Course -15th Annual Short Course offers 16 diverse Pinelands topics

January 7, 2004 - New Program Permanently Preserves 21 Pinelands Farms in 2003

2003

December 18, 2003Pinelands Commission Approves Changes to Cell and PCS Tower Plans  

November 7, 2003Pinelands Commission to create task force on growth area housing   

November 7, 2003Pinelands Commission Releases 2003 Economic Data on CD-ROM - Annual report tracks economic health of Pinelands communities  

October 30, 2003Pinelands Commission to hold public forum on fee proposal  

October 9, 2003Pinelands Commission approves Kirkwood-Cohansey Work Plan   

September 30, 2003Public hearing set for Kirkwood-Cohansey research plan  

July 22, 2003Pinelands Habitats: Home, Sweet Home–A Professional Development Workshop   

July 11, 2003Commission Concludes CMP Review: Issues Recommendations Strategies and initiatives established following intensive, 18-month review of the CMP   

June 4, 2003Commission Implements Reorganization Plan - Staff changes, streamlining measures in place   

May 23, 2003Commission Releases Rancocas Study Report - Commission's second major study of Pinelands watershed resources & health   

April 15, 2003 - Pinelands Commission to Sponsor Free Landscaping Workshop - Will feature demonstrations on how to landscape with native Pinelands plants  

April 11, 2003Pinelands Commission Appoints John Stokes Executive Director - Brings 23-years of Pinelands planning and leadership experience to the job  

April 11, 2003Pinelands Commission Conditionally Approves Upper Township Re-Zoning - Action will reduce potential growth, strengthen protection of natural resources  

April 10, 2003 - Land Preservation Grants Awarded in Pinelands -The Nature Conservancy, Pinelands Commission and NJDEP award grants  

March 28, 2003Commission Executive Director Barbaccia Stepping Down  

March 7, 2003Pinelands Municipal Council Elects New Officers - Woodbine Mayor Pikolycky Chairing Mayors' Organization   

January 24, 2003 - Pinelands Commission Releases Economic Data - Annual report tracks economic health of Pinelands communities  

January 21, 2003On-Line Registration Available for March 1st Short Course

January 6, 2003 -Appellate Court Affirms Commission Action on Sanctuary Rattlesnake Settlement  

January 3, 2003 -Mayor Pikolycky Leading Pinelands Mayors' Organization 

2002

December 17, 2002 -Hagaman Joins Pinelands Commission 

November 14, 2002DEP Signs $5.5 Million Agreement with the New Jersey Pinelands Commission: Assessing the Region's Water Supply Demands and Environmental Impacts 

November 8, 2002Governor Florio Takes the Helm at Pinelands Commission - Commission welcomes six new members

October 22, 2002Executive Director Orders Review of Sanctuary Approvals - Action taken to protect pine snake population 

October 7, 2002Seminar Offered on Residential Wastewater Treatment Systems - Two-day program will address new program to strengthen protection of Pinelands water 

July 17, 2002Atlantic County, Pinelands Commission Working Together to Support Regional Planning Efforts 

June 28, 2002Pinelands Commission Discovers Pine Snake at Sanctuary Site - Threatened snake, eggs rescued from collapsed nest 

May 31, 2002 -Municipalities Recommended for Pinelands Excellence Program Consultant sought to help create livable communities 

May 10, 2002Pinelands Commission, Nature Conservancy Protecting Pinelands - First acquisitions approved under cooperative open space program  

May 10, 2002 - Pinelands Commission Approves Alternate Design Septic System Rules - Pilot program to require lower-polluting technologies will take effect in August 

May 9, 2002 - Pinelands Forum to Bring Key New Jersey Leaders Together - May 14 Panel to address critical issues and opportunities 

April 11, 2002 - Pinelands Growth Panel Discussion Set for April 24 - Public Forum to examine challenges faced by Regional Growth Communities  

March 8, 2002Pinelands Municipal Council Elects New Officers  

March 5, 2002Pinelands Panel Discussion Set for March 13  

February 20, 2002Pinelands Commission Supports Recall of Well Permit  

February 14, 2002Pinelands Commission Study of Mullica River Watershed Provides Comprehensive Data on Health of Resources  

February 14, 2002 - Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Grant to Aid Pinelands Growth Communities -Pinelands Commission to Promote Smart Growth Through New Program  

February 4, 2002Wealth of Pinelands Knowledge Available at 13th Annual Short Course - Largest Program Ever Planned for March 2nd  

January 18, 2002Pinelands Commission Issues 3rd Review of Pinelands Comprehensive Management Plan.Click here to view the Third Progress Report on Plan Implementation, February, 2002 (3.8MB)

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