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A Step Into Nature = A Step in the Right Direction Both Physically and Mentally
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A Step Into Nature = A Step in the Right Direction Both Physically and Mentally

Nature can be enjoyed on both a physical and mental level. So, if the physical aspect of getting out into...
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History of “The Hills”
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History of “The Hills”

If you’ve been following us for a while, then you know that we’ve been fighting a massive development project proposed...
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What is the Long Island Pine Barrens?
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What is the Long Island Pine Barrens?

What is the Long Island Pine Barrens? Heading east on the Long Island Expressway, just after passing exit 63, you...
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2019 In Review
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2019 In Review

As the year comes to close, we are reflecting on all of the news and activities from the past year....
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“Water We Going To Do?” – Eighth Annual Conference
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“Water We Going To Do?” – Eighth Annual Conference

On Tuesday, November 19th, the Long Island Clean Water Partnership hosted its eighth annual “Water We Going To Do?” Conference....
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Halloween in the Long Island Pine Barrens
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Halloween in the Long Island Pine Barrens

Looking for ghosts, bats, and other spooky things this Halloween? Look no further than the Long Island Pine Barrens! Pay...
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How Humans Have Shaped the Long Island Pine Barrens
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How Humans Have Shaped the Long Island Pine Barrens

By: Katie Muether Brown  (originally published in The Pine Barrens Today Vol. 32, No. 2) The origin of the Long Island...
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Long Island’s Little Shop of Horrors
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Long Island’s Little Shop of Horrors

By: Katie Muether Brown, Long Island Pine Barrens Society The Long Island Pine Barrens is a special place. Our Pine...
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The Pine Barrens: It Ain’t Just Pines
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The Pine Barrens: It Ain’t Just Pines

By Patricia Pelkowski, The Nature Conservancy In broadest outline, Long Island’s natural communities historically consisted of two bands of hardwood...
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This Place, Long Island
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This Place, Long Island

By John Turner, Pine Barrens Society Co-Founder Paradise Found: This place, Long Island, with its basement of 450 million year...
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Spring in the Pine Barrens
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Spring in the Pine Barrens

By Bob McGrath, Pine Barrens Society Co-Founder The natural world that surrounds us offers thousands of simple pleasures – the...
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Five Great Earth Day Moments in the Pine Barrens
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Five Great Earth Day Moments in the Pine Barrens

By: Ryan Wolf Earth Day is a time to reflect on the overarching significance of the natural world on our...
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How “Crantastic”: The Pine Barrens and The Cranberry
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How “Crantastic”: The Pine Barrens and The Cranberry

By: Ryan Wolf           This month, the Pine Barrens Society is hosting its first hike of the year at Cranberry...
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Top Five Historic Events in the Long Island Pine Barrens
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Top Five Historic Events in the Long Island Pine Barrens

By: Ryan Wolf Walt Whitman Eulogizes Abraham Lincoln: Walt Whitman was a true Long Islander. Often spending his days traveling...
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Photographing the Long Island Pine Barrens
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Photographing the Long Island Pine Barrens

By: Ryan Wolf     Like so many of the world’s natural wonders, the Long Island Pine Barrens is a major...
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New Year’s Resolution 2019: Hike
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New Year’s Resolution 2019: Hike

 New Year’s resolutions are an annual tradition and, yet, often difficult to maintain. In 2019, kick off a new resolution...
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We Won the War of the Woods, Now on to the War for Our World
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We Won the War of the Woods, Now on to the War for Our World

By John Cryan, Pine Barrens Society Co-Founder We're about to lose the peace, in two interrelated ways.  First, the Pine...
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Cover photo: Steve Young