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Special Events and Programs

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


making nature accessible

Join our virtual Town Hall on April 6th at 7 pm to share your experiences and ideas, learn from others, and talk about how we can improve access to nature in and around New Jersey’s Pinelands National Reserve for individuals identifying as disabled. Learn more >

man in wheelchair enjoying nature
©Disability Rights New Jersey, with permission

Spring Native Plant Sale

We are holding an online native plant sale from April 22 to April 28, 2021. A portion of the proceeds from the sale benefits our work. A link and a code to order will be listed on our plant sale web page. Learn more >

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. This year’s institute takes place online June 28-July 1, 2021. Learn more >

birding through binoculars
Birding with Binoculars

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. The next exhibit will be held in March 2022. 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.

lenses on the pinelands

See the beauty of the Pinelands through the eyes of talented photographers. This program took place on February 26th – see the recording. Learn more >>

ducks on a pond

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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Fall Native Plant Sale

Our 2020 native plant sale will take place online from Sept. 28 to Oct. 2. A portion of the proceeds from the sale benefits our work. Plants native to the Pine Barrens and South Jersey will be for sale. Learn more >

Highbush blueberry is just one of many native plants for sale.

Tour de Pines

The Tour de Pines is taking place with some changes in 2020. Registration is open now. Four single-day bicycle tours of the New Jersey Pinelands are offered for this self-guided event. Proceeds benefit the Pinelands Preservation Alliance. Learn More >

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

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.

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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