The survival of New Jersey’s Pinelands is entirely dependent on the regulations that were created to protect it. The Pinelands Plan is America’s most outstanding example of smart growth planning. Because of the Pinelands Plan, genuine wilderness has been maintained that can’t be found anywhere else in the very developed Garden State state.
The Pinelands Preservation Alliance has been working to protect the Pinelands National Reserve for 26 years. With unparalleled expertise in Pinelands laws and regulations, the PPA policy positions, expert testimony and initiatives are based on sound science. This gives the organization a strong nonpartisan reputation among legislative leaders, government agencies and the citizens of New Jersey. This also engages thousands of people each year in meaningful actions to protect the wildest place in New Jersey, which is important now, more than ever, as there is ever increasing pressure to waive the rules that protect in order to construct natural gas pipelines and allow other types of incompatible development.
Supporting the work of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance is a great way to keep New Jersey green. The Pinelands National Reserve covers 22% of the state. If you love New Jersey’s wild spaces, then keeping the Pinelands protected should be at the top of your list. Here is an example of what PPA does for you:
Pinelands forests and streams demand little from us – yet they give back so much.
PPA is always looking for volunteers to help in the office and at events. Advocates are needed who are willing to take action to protect this amazing region. Sign up online at www.pinelandsalliance.org. Bring friends and family out to the Pine Barrens on a guided trip with our outdoor recreation service, Pinelands Adventures (www.pinelandsadventures.org).