A Community Helps Launch Pinelands Adventures

More than 60 Pinelands supporters and officials came out for the launch of Pinelands Adventures.

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Carleton Montgomery christens the SS Brendan T. Byrne canoe as part of the official launch of Pinelands Adventures in Shamong, NJ. Also joining him were, from left to right, Andy Johnson of the William Penn Foundation, Rob Auermuller, superintendent of Wharton State Forest, Margaret Waldock, environment program director, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Kimberly Scarborough, environmental policy manager, PSEG, and Rob Ferber, director of Pinelands Adventures. Photo: Albert Horner

More than 60 area residents and supporters of Pinelands Preservation Alliance (PPA), township officials from Shamong Township, Hammonton, Washington Township and Medford Township as well as Burlington County Officials help  launched Pinelands Adventures, a new paddling and outdoor exploration center in Shamong, NJ.

“I am confident that Pinelands Adventures will provide the personalized experience that will leave visitors with a greater appreciation of the Pinelands.” — Rob Auermuller, Wharton State Forest

The group assemble on a picture perfect Pinelands day to officially open Pinelands Adventures to the public and to take an inaugural trip on the Mullica River. Students from Camden’s UrbanPromise Academy and Urban Trekkers were on hand with their advisor Jim Cummings to also help by christening a canoe in honor of former New Jersey Governor Brendan Byrne.

Included among the speakers was Rob Auermuller, superintendent of Wharton State Forest, who said of the new venture  “I am confident that Pinelands Adventures will provide the personalized experience that will leave visitors with a greater appreciation of the Pinelands.”