This podcast explores the topics affecting the land, water, and culture of the Pinelands National Reserve. This podcast is produced by the Pinelands Preservation Alliance.
EPISODE 7 – Mullica River Fire and Fix Our Parks – Russell Juelg
This episode of the Pinelands Podcast features a discussion with Senior Land Steward Russell Juelg. Russell explores the Quaker Bridge Rd area of the Mullica River Fire and discusses some of the local goals of the new Fix Our Parks campaign – a grassroots effort to advocate for more funding, maintenance, and better policies for New Jersey State Parks, Forests, and Wildlife Management Areas. Hosted by Jason Howell
Learn about the campaign here.
EPISODE 6 – The Endangered Swamp Pink (and much more) – Emile DeVito
This episode of the Pinelands Podcast features a discussion with Emile DeVito. Emile DeVito, P.h.D is the Director of Conservation Science for the NJ Conservation Foundation and leads us into a swamp on the outskirts of the Pinelands on a hunt for a population of endangered Swamp Pink (Hellonias bullata). We also discuss the Crane Fly Orchid, spring migratory birds, and the nuances of public lands management and advocacy. Hosted by Jason Howell
EPISODE 5 – Hammonton Lake Water Quality – Emma Witt
This episode of the Pinelands Podcast features a discussion with Emma Witt. Associate Professor Emma Witt from Stockton University describes her work in monitoring the water quality at Hammonton Lake. Hosted by Jason Howell
EPISODE 4 – Main Street Revitalization in Hammonton- Cassie Iacovelli
This episode of the Pinelands Podcast features a discussion with Cassie Iacovelli. Cassie Iacovelli is the Director of Main Street Hammonton, a revitalization and marketing organization for the Town of Hammonton. In 1992, Hammonton made a decision to revitalize its Main Street and bring back small businesses and a sense of community to the Town. After 28 years, the program has been remarkably successful and Hammonton has become a model for towns across the area. We explore the advantages Hammonton has had in its effort and the hard work it took to get there. We also discussed the changing demographics of the town and the role the Pinelands have played in the life of the Town. Hosted by Jason Howell
EPISODE 3 – Connecting with Underserved Communities – Ivette Guillermo-McGahee
This episode of the Pinelands Podcast features a discussion with Ivette Guillermo-McGahee. Ivette is the founder and CEO of Allies In Caring, Inc., a Hammonton-based nonprofit organization providing mental health counseling and educational services to Latino, deaf and other underserved populations. As a Mexican-born child of deaf parents, Guillermo-McGahee has a deep understanding of the abilities and strengths in people rather than their deficits or illnesses. Ivette is also on the Board of Trustees at the Pinelands Preservation Alliance. Hosted by Jason Howell. (10/22/21)
EPISODE 2 – Ethnic Archipelago – Mark Demitroff
In this episode, we explore some of the cultural history, geography, and geology of the Pine Barrens with Stockton Adjunct Professor Mark Demitroff. Hosted by Jason Howell. Music by Chad Crouch. (9/24/21)
EPISODE 1 – Diversity, Youth and Inclusion in Environmental Education and Advocacy with Charles Johnson III
Our guest is Charles Johnson III, the Education Director at Pinelands Adventures. We discuss youth environmental education, diversity and inclusion in environmental advocacy, and the progress that Charles wants to make in the spreading of knowledge about nature. Hosted by Jason Howell. Music – Chad Crouch – Algorithms. (9/8/21)