Take a Virtual Pinelands Walk

By Pat Johnson | Jan 08, 2020
Photo by: Pat Johnson The New Jersey Pine Barrens is a natural and cultural resource and a place of natural beauty, as seen in this file photograph of Lake Oswego.

Tuckerton — Pinelands Commission Program Specialist Joel Mott of Tuckerton will give a free presentation, “Pinelands 101: A Walk-thru the Pines,” incorporating the sights and sounds, floral and fauna of the Pinelands, on Monday, Jan.13, 7-8 p.m. at the Tuckerton Branch of the Ocean County Library.

Noted in his video presentation is the importance of the area’s Kirkwood Aquifer, 17 trillion gallons of pure water, rare and unique plants such as the carnivorous pitcher plant and wild orchids and animals such as the Pine Barrens tree frog and Pine Barrens snake. He also pays tribute to the cultural and historical resources of the area such as the iron forge towns of Batsto and Atsion. The goal of the presentation is to raise awareness, appreciation and citizen stewardship of the Pinelands.

Call the library at 609-296-1470 to register.  —P.J.

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