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Special Events and Programs

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


Life Science Field Training Institute

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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 >

Tour de Pines

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

The Tour de Pines will take place in person from October 5 to October 8, 2023! Four single-day bicycle tours of the New Jersey Pinelands are offered for this special event. Proceeds benefit the Pinelands Preservation Alliance. Learn More >

Juried Pinelands Photo Exhibit

pinelands photograph "Fog Bow" by Michael Neuhaus
“Fog Bow” by Michael Neuhaus, one of the featured photographers in the 2018 juried 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 exhibit is open to the public from March 27 to April 28, 2023. Learn more >

Spring Native Plant Sale

Buy plants native to the Pinelands and southern New Jersey! Our plant sale is held annually in April and PPA members can attend our “members only” sale held the day before. This year the members-only sale took place on April 21st from 3pm to 6pm.  The public sale took place on Earth Day, April 22nd from 9am to 12 noon. Learn more >

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 >

Green Trading Post

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

Organized as a traditional holiday bazaar, the Green Trading Post, offers merchandise and memberships from local non-profit organizations. We also feature local artists and local authors whose work arises from or focuses on the Pine Barrens. Find unique gifts for friends and family this holiday season. The event will place on December 2nd and 3rd, 2023 in our gorgeous renovated dairy barn. Learn more >

Creating a truly inclusive outdoors

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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 >

pine barrens hall of fame

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

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 >

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