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Inside the Pinelands Newsletter

PPA publishes Inside the Pinelands in spring, summer and fall. In the winter we publish our annual State of the Pinelands Report.


Spring 2024
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Here’s what you can find in this edition of the newsletter:

Access Nature Goes Statewide / Rancocas Watershed Ambassador Steven Snyder / Adventuring in the Enigmatic Pine Barrens of New Jersey / Equitable Access to Fresh Air as Vital as Access to Fresh Produce / Thoughts on Pollinator Conservation

Summer 2023 / Inside the Pinelands

Climate Change in the Pinelands / Carleton Montgomery Celebrates 25 years at PPA / Adaptive Programs at Pinelands Adventures / PPA Launches Policy Notes Blog / Pinelands Events

Spring 2023 / Inside the Pinelands

Governor Murphy Fund Our Parks / Access Nature Forum Launches / Join the Pinelands Community Network / Pinelands Adventures Launches for the Season / Pinelands Events

Fall 2022 / Inside the Pinelands

Cranberries in the Pines / Give Us Your Best Shot / Amendments Improve Water Protection / Mullica River Fire and the Pine Barrens / Nature Accessibility Project Continues / Pinelands Events

Summer 2022 / Inside the Pinelands

It is Time to Fix Our Parks / Building Bridges for a Common Good / What’s in Bloom in July / Volunteers are Essential / Summer and Reptiles in the Pines / Pinelands Events

Spring 2022 / Inside the Pinelands

Pinelands Adventures Opens for the Season / Residents Rally to Protect Park & Lake / Getting Ready for the Farm Season / Pinelands Events

Fall 2021/ Inside the Pinelands

Lessons from Pipeline Victories and Defeats in the Pines / Pinelands Adventures 2022 / Development Projects on the Horizon / Making Nature Accessible

Summer 2021 / Inside the Pinelands

Protecting Publicly Owned Lands from Off-Road Vehicles / Pinelands Photo Exhibit Call for Photos/ New Pinelands Adventures Staff / Summer Frogs

Spring 2021 / Inside the Pinelands

Pinelands Commission Nominations Stalled / The Pinelands is for Everyone / Meet Our New Staff / Land, Trails and the 30 x 30 Plan / Rancocas Creek Farm Updates

Fall 2020 / Inside the Pinelands

Creating a Truly Inclusive Outdoors / Remembering John Stokes / Protecting the Pinelands During a Pandemic / Science & Stewardship in the Pines / Rancocas Creek Farm Updates

Summer 2020 / Inside the Pinelands

Drilling Stopped for New Jersey Natural Gas Pipeline / A Message from the Staff / Mourning the Loss of Candace Ashmun / First Harvest Goes to Those in Need / Fourth Annual Juried Pinelands Photo Exhibit

Spring 2020 / Inside the Pinelands

Pass NJ Endangered & Threatened Plant Protection Act / PPA Welcomes New Staff / Update on Pinelands Commission Nominations / Rancocas Watershed Ambassador

October / November 2019 Inside the Pinelands

Pinelands Commission Nominations Stalled / South Jersey Landscape Makeover Program / Bucks Cove Preserve Update / Pinelands Photo Exhibit Opens

August / September 2019 Inside the Pinelands

A New Day for Energy Policy in New Jersey / Master of the Skies / Pass the Endangered and Threatened Plant Protection Act / PPA Receives a Generous Land Donation

June / July 2019 Inside the Pinelands

Good Things Coming to the Pinelands Commission / PPA Launches a New Website / Reflections on the Creation of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance / Update on Campaign to Protect Pines from ORVs / BOMARC Missile Site Contamination

April / May 2019 Inside the Pinelands

South Jersey Gas Pipeline is Defeated / Pinelands Adventures Kicks Off Another Season / Barn Renovation Nears Completion / Raptors of the Pinelands / Life Science Field Training Institute

February / March 2019 Inside the Pinelands

Celebrating 30 Years of Protecting the Pines / Meet Angelica Rancocas Watershed Ambassador / New Jersey Natural Gas Pipeline Update / Gov. Murphy Makes Nominations to the Pinelands Commission /Environmental Issues at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst

October / November 2018 Inside the Pinelands

Joint Base Environmental Concerns/ Meet PPA’s Policy Advocate Rhyan Grech / Developing Coping Skills through Nature / Fall in the Pinelands / Restore PILOT Program Funding

August/September 2018 Inside the Pinelands

Helping Communities Manage Stormwater/ CMP Amendments Going Nowhere / Herons, Egrets and Bitterns / PPA Welcomes New Trustees

June/July 2018 Inside the Pinelands

Meet the New Pinelands Commissioners / Lighting the Field on Fire / Proactive Beach Management in NJ / Pinelands Event

April / May 2018 Inside the Pinelands

Governor Murphy’s Environmental Goals / Get Out and Explore with Pinelands Adventures / Life Science Field Training Institute / Chain Pickerel – The Water Wolf / Pinelands Adventures Spring Events

Feb/March 2018 Inside the Pinelands

Governor Brendan T. Byrne – Father of the Pinelands / Volunteer Land Protectors Make a Huge Difference / Offshore Drilling Threatens Pinelands / 2018 Pinelands Juried Photo Exhibit Dates Announced / Pinelands Events

Oct / Nov 2017 Inside the Pinelands

Good News Bad News from the Commission /Ghost Forests Come to New Jersey / Dunes are Critical: A Conservation Update / Conservation Ballot Measure / Pinelands Events

August / September 2017 Inside the Pinelands

Report Finds No Need for NJ Natural Gas Pipeline / Save the Source – Not a Drop to Spare / Understanding the Pinelands Commission / Take Action Join Pinelands Watch / Pinelands Events 

April / May 2017 Inside the Pinelands

Brendan T. Byrne Fund Reaches Goal / Join us for a Pinelands Adventure in 2017 / Katie Smith Joins PPA Staff / Pinelands Events

Oct. / Nov. 2016 Inside the Pinelands

October is Pinelands Month / Update on Two Pinelands Pipelines / Fighting for Smarter Water Policy in New Jersey / 100 Years of Blueberry Cultivation / Pinelands Events

Aug./Sept. 2016 Inside the Pinelands

Massive Development Proposal Defeated – For Now / Protecting Critical Dune Habitat in NJ / Open Space Funding Bill Signed by Governor Christie / Pinelands Roadside Management / Pinelands Events

June/July 2016 – Inside the Pinelands

How do we know if our forests are healthy? / Update on Two Pinelands Pipelines / Fighting for Smarter Water Policy in New Jersey / 100 Years of Blueberry Cultivation / Pinelands Events

April/May 2016 – Inside the Pinelands

PPA to Complete $4 million Campaign / Conservation Trailblazer Don Kirchhoffer / Pinelands Adventures Opens for 2016 / The Death of a Pine Snake / Pinelands Events

August/September 2015 – Inside the Pinelands

The Pinelands Jetport Controversy / Stop the Rush to Build Pipelines in NJ / Hammonton Water Conservation Update / Wildfires and Prescribed Burns / Pinelands Events

June/July 2015 – Inside the Pinelands

Pipeline Proposals Abound in the Pinelands / Come on a Pinelands Adventure this Summer / Robert Jackson is replaced on Commission / PPA’s Native Plant Sale and the Nurseries Who Make it Possible / Pinelands Events 

April/May 2015 – Inside the Pinelands

Pinelands Adventures – Reaching the Public with the Pinelands Story / New Project to Document ORV Damage / PPA’s New Director of Conservation Science / PPA MEMBERandum: Charles Caruso / Pinelands Events 

Feb./March 2015 – Inside the Pinelands

Voters Approve Long-Term Funding for Open Space Preservation / Nominations Aim to Reverse Pipeline Vote / Water Conservation in Hammonton / Celebrating Two Pinelands Heroes / Pinelands Events

Dec. 2014 / January 2015 – Inside the Pinelands

PPA – 25th Anniversary Issue/ PPA Looks Back Over 25 Years / PPA: The Next 25 Years / New PPA Board Leadership / Pinelands Events

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