The Pinelands Preservation Alliance will host a book launch and signing with Allen Crawford, author of A Wild Promise – An Illustrated Celebration of The Endangered Species Act. This event is free and will take place in our renovated historic barn.
Available for sale on August 8, 2023, acclaimed artist Allen Crawford beautifully illustrates over eighty animals that embody the spirit, legacy, and commitment of the Endangered Species Act. In his trademark inventive style, Crawford’s full-color illustrations and illuminated text create a vibrant tapestry of our nation’s habitats—oceans, mountains, deserts, wetlands, prairies, and forests—and the varied species that call these places home. Included are the Pine Barrens Treefrog and the Timber Rattlesnake both of whom make their home in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. The Pine Barrens are the last stronghold for the Pine Barrens Tree frog which is listed as threatened in the state of New Jersey. The Timber Rattlesnake is endangered in the state of New Jersey due to habitat loss and wanton killing by humans.
With a powerful and moving introduction by award-winning writer and conservationist Terry Tempest Williams, A Wild Promise is critically urgent and inspirational, lending voice and spirit to all endangered species. A visually delightful, one-of-a-kind work, A Wild Promise is a celebration of conservation, commitment, and compassion—a clarion call to continue to embrace, engage, and act in ways that preserve and protect our living world.
Allen will give a presentation, take questions and sign books. Books will be available for purchase in person. Please join us!