9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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A unique exploration on land and water in the Pine Barrens along the Mullica River at Goshen Pond.

Trek along the edges of the Mullica River and discover its secrets. Join Pinelands Adventures Naturalists, John Volpa, for the Pine Barrens Sampler, a three-hour exploration of Pine Barrens life. This program includes a shore walk to learn about uplands and Atlantic Cedar Swamp habitats, conduct a water quality survey, try dip and seine netting. You will discover native Pine Barrens plants and animals around every corner of the trail as you walk an easy pace. Find out what fish, frogs, and bugs can tell you about their Pine Barrens home.

The trip will be led by guide and naturalist John Volpa, Pinelands Adventures’ Education Director. John has a long history of Pine Barrens exploration as a former environmental science teach with Shamong Township Public Schools and an instructor with Pinelands Preservation Alliance’s summer Teacher’s Institution. An Evesham Township resident, John has also been the catalyst behind the creation of the Black Run Preserve in Evesham. John is a highly skilled paddler and passionate about sharing the Pine Barrens.


1005 Atsion Road Shamong, NJ 08088