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Special Events and Programs

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


Access Nature Forum

Access Nature Forum

The Access Nature Forum was created to bring together a diverse selection of like-minded individuals to have conversations about improving access to natural places. We aim to engage those with disabilities, their families, caregivers, veterans’ groups, assisted living organizations, advocacy groups, nonprofit organizations, state, and local officials, and agencies in a public discourse that identifies public interest, concerns, and ideas, and join their voices for improving access to natural places. Learn more >

Juried Pinelands Photo Exhibit

PPA sponsors an annual juried photographic exhibition, featuring images of the New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve depicting its landscape, flora, wildlife, communities and people. Registration now open for the 2023 exhibit. Learn more >

pinelands photograph "Fog Bow" by Michael Neuhaus
“Fog Bow” by Michael Neuhaus, one of the featured photographers in the 2018 juried photo exhibit.

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. Use your “greens” for good and for gifts this holiday season. The event took place on December 3rd and 4th, 2022 at PPA. Learn more >

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

Tour de Pines

The Tour de Pines took place in person from Sept. 29 to Oct. 2, 2022! Four single-day bicycle tours of the New Jersey Pinelands are offered for this special event. Proceeds benefit the Pinelands Preservation Alliance. Learn More >

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

Life Science Field Training Institute

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 >

birding through binoculars
Birding with Binoculars

Spring Native Plant Sale

Our in-person native plant sale was a great success! Our PPA members-only sale was April 22, 2022 and our public sale was on April 23, 2022. Learn more >

making nature accessible

Listen to the replay from our Sept. 14th virtual Town Hall. We talked about how we can improve access to nature in and around New Jersey’s Pinelands National Reserve for individuals identifying as disabled. Learn more >

people in wheelchairs
©Disability Rights New Jersey, with permission

Creating a truly inclusive outdoors

Watch the recorded discussion about how race affects how nature is experienced by Black, Indigenous and People of Color in our region. Lamar Gore, Refuge Manager for the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge joined us on September 10, 2020. LEARN MORE >

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pine barrens hall of fame

PPA sponsors the Pine Barrens Hall of Fame to honor those individuals who have played a significant role in preserving and protecting the Pinelands. Learn more >

Governor Byrne signing Pinelands Protection Act
Governor Byrne signs the Pinelands Protection Act in 1979. Credit New Jersey State Archives, Dept. of State

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