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Pinelands Speakers Series

Beginning this October, the New Jersey Pinelands Commission will host three presentations as part of the Pinelands Speaker Series.

The presentations are free and open to the public, and they will be held in the Commission’s Richard J. Sullivan Center for Environmental Policy and Education on 15 Springfield Road in Pemberton Township, NJ. Press Release

The first presentation, entitled “Pinelands 101,” is scheduled for 10 a.m. on October 17th. Presenter Joel Mott, a Principal Public Programs Specialist with the Pinelands Commission, will emphasize the importance of water to the area while highlighting the region’s cultural and historic resources. The presentation will feature numerous sights and sounds of the Pinelands.

The second presentation, entitled “Combating Climate Change with a Jersey-Friendly Yard,” is scheduled for 10 a.m. on November 14th. Attendees will learn about the challenges that climate change poses to the residential landscape and how to mitigate the impacts using the Jersey-Friendly Yards’ website, tools and resources. The presentation will be delivered by Karen Walzer, Public Outreach Coordinator for the Barnegat Bay Partnership, and Becky Laboy, Education Outreach Specialist for the Ocean County Soil Conservation District.

The third presentation, entitled “Head of the River Cemetery and the Methodists of Old Tuckahoe: A History in Stone,” is scheduled for 10 a.m. on December 12th. Tony McNichol, a Cultural Resource Planner with the Pinelands Commission, will discuss the 18th century cemetery and the Head of the River church in Estell Manor. The church is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. By referencing the early tombstones, McNichol will explore the stories of some of the early families of the region.

2019 Pinelands World Water Monitoring Challenge

Teachers and students are invited to join staff from the Pinelands Commission, NJ DEP and the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve to participate in the Pinelands World Water Monitoring Challenge, to be held at Batsto Lake in Washington Township, Burlington County on Friday, October 25, 2019 - from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Teachers must pre-register classes by contacting the Pinelands Commission at (609) 894-7300 ext. 125 or via e-mail: (schools are selected on a first-come, first-served basis). Students will sample water quality and experience the Pinelands’ natural and cultural resources firsthand. They are also asked to bring a bagged lunch for a picnic on the historic grounds of Batsto Village. (carry in/carry out)

2020 Pinelands Short Course

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Pinelands Events Calendar 
(This calendar lists a variety of events throughout the Pinelands.)