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Special Events and Programs

The Pinelands Preservation Alliance holds these special events during the year.


Juried Photo Contest and Exhibit

Call for Entries! Over $2,500 in cash prizes! PPA sponsors an annual juried photographic exhibition, featuring images of the New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve depicting its landscape, flora, wildlife, communities and people. The exhibit will be on display in the newly renovated barn at the PPA headquarters. Learn more >

pinelands photograph "Fog Bow" by Michael Neuhaus
“Fog Bow” by Michael Neuhaus, one of the featured photographers in the juried photo exhibit.

Fall Native Plant Sale

Fall is a great time to plant new shrubs and trees. Join us on September 21st when plants native to the Pine Barrens and South Jersey are offered for sale. Learn more >

Tour de Pines

The Tour de Pines celebrates Pinelands Month in October with five consecutive single-day bicycle tours of the New Jersey Pinelands. Proceeds benefit the Pinelands Preservation Alliance. This year the Tour takes place from October 2 to October 6. There is no other bike ride like this in New Jersey! Learn More >

Riders at the start of the Tour de Pines ride from Laurita Winery in 2018.

Photographic & Textual exhibit

Call for Artists! The Princeton Photography Club (PPC) in collaboration with the Pinelands Preservation Alliance will premiere an exhibition at The Lakefront Gallery, Robert Wood Johnson Hospital, Hamilton, NJ in January 2020. Learn more >

Green Trading Post

Organized as a traditional holiday bazaar, the Green Trading Post, offers merchandise and memberships from local non-profit environmental, cultural or historical organizations. The event takes place the first weekend in December at PPA. Use your “greens” for good and for gifts this holiday season. Learn more >

Green Trading Post Pinelands Folk Music and Basketry
Some of the wares on sale at the Green Trading Post.

Spring Native Plant Sale

PPA holds a native plant sale every April with plants native to the Pine Barrens and South Jersey. This year’s plant sale takes place April 27th and our members only sale is April 26th.

A great way to help preserve our native flora is to plant native vegetation around our homes and businesses. Learn more >

Highbush blueberry is just one of many native plant specimens for sale.

Life Science Field Training Institute

birding through binoculars
Birding with Binoculars

PPA sponsors an annual multi-day field science experience for educators in June to strengthen field-based investigations in their teaching and improve student performance. Learn more >

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