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Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign Webinar: New Jersey Pinelands: The Nation's First National Preservation Area

Posted on May 5, 2020 - 11:18 AM CDT

5/5/2020 (Tue) - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM CDT

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020 @ 2:00pm EDT (6:00pm UTC; 8:00pm CEST): New Jersey Pinelands: The Nation's First National Preservation Area. Congress created the Pinelands National Reserve (PNR) through the passage of the National Parks and Recreation Act of 1978. Mr. John Moore, Executive Director at the Institute for Earth Observations at the Palmyra Cove Nature Park, will discuss how the PNR is listed as the first National Reserve in the nation. Discussion on the PNR being approximately 1.1 million acres and spanning portions of seven counties and all or part of 56 municipalities. The reserve occupies 22% of New Jersey's land area and it is the largest body of open space on the Mid-Atlantic seaboard between Richmond and Boston ( Source: NJ Pinelands Commission). The NJ Pinelands is also home of one of the nation's largest freshwater aquifers, 17.7 trillion gallons, and is home to numerous endangered species and plants.