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Middle School Kids Go To College 2024 Recap
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Middle School Kids Go To College 2024 Recap

For over a decade, the Long Island Pine Barrens Society has provided Long Island’s middle school students the opportunity to...
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Why Land Preservation is Necessary
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Why Land Preservation is Necessary

If you’ve been following the Long Island Pine Barrens Society’s social media accounts (facebook.com/PineBarrensSociety and @lipinebarrens on Instagram) then you’ve...
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Book Recommendations for New Perspectives
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Book Recommendations for New Perspectives

As the weather gets warmer, few things are more alluring than hunkering down in the shade of a pitch pine...
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A Beginner’s Guide to Bird Identification
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A Beginner’s Guide to Bird Identification

For many, birds are the highlight of their time in the Pine Barrens. Yet, even after years of casual birding,...
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Finding a Seat in The Pine Barrens
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Finding a Seat in The Pine Barrens

If you’ve hiked across the Island at all, you’ve probably noticed that seating options tend to range fairly widely across...
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Climate Crisis on Long Island
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Climate Crisis on Long Island

If you’re in any way involved in environmental protection efforts, then you’ve already seen the news that 2023 was the...
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LIPBS 2023 Wrap Up
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LIPBS 2023 Wrap Up

Last year we held a yearly wrap up on our social media accounts. It was an enjoyable way for us...
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Sharing the Road
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Sharing the Road

As anyone who’s ever had to take a back road on the north shore can tell you, Long Island has...
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Splash: Clean Water Now Recollection
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Splash: Clean Water Now Recollection

Last week, we hosted our 46th Annual Environmental Gala! There was quite a leadup to the event itself, and after...
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Water We Gonna Do 2023 Edition
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Water We Gonna Do 2023 Edition

The topic of water quality and quantity is very much so central to the LIPBS’s core mission. If the Pine...
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Rewilding: What it is and How to Do it
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Rewilding: What it is and How to Do it

Summer has nearly come and gone; did everyone get to have some fun out in the sun? Even if you...
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Staying Fashionable While Hiking
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Staying Fashionable While Hiking

As much as a pair of sweats and a stretched out t-shirt may be one of the most comfortable outfits...
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Recollections of The Pine Barrens Protection Act’s 30th Anniversary
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Recollections of The Pine Barrens Protection Act’s 30th Anniversary

Last Saturday, June 17, the Long Island Pine Barrens Society packed their cars full of tents and posters, and made...
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Ingestible Invasives
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Ingestible Invasives

For those lucky enough to own a home, Spring is the season of lawn care. There are many fast spreading...
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Recommendations From The Board of Directors
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Recommendations From The Board of Directors

We’re a month into spring now, how is everybody enjoying (or not enjoying) the warmer weather? While it may still...
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Spring Activities Both Indoors and Out!
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Spring Activities Both Indoors and Out!

Spring is finally here! Though the temperature this morning may not feel like it, this is a long-awaited reprieve from...
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Getting Started with Gardening
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Getting Started with Gardening

February is nearly gone, and while the cold weather may still be keeping us wrapped up, it’s a good time...
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Introducing the LIPBS 12 for 12!
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Introducing the LIPBS 12 for 12!

Happy New Year! The year 2022 has come and gone, and as fast or as slow as it may have...
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How To Enjoy Winter in The Pine Barrens
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How To Enjoy Winter in The Pine Barrens

With cold weather upon us, and only more of it to come, a question of how to best enjoy your...
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3 Tips For a More Sustainable Thanksgiving
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3 Tips For a More Sustainable Thanksgiving

It’s that time of the year when we need to prepare a three-course meal, usually complete with a selection of...
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Cover photo: Steve Young