Map of South Jersey Gas Pipeline

Map shows South Jersey Gas pipeline route through southern part of the New Jersey Pinelands. The pipeline is opposed by the Pinelands Preservation Alliance and other environmental groups.

SOUTHAMPTON TOWNSHIP — The Pinelands Preservation Alliance is holding a Green Trading Post shopping event Saturday and Sunday at its headquarters.

Merchandise and memberships will be for sale by Pinelands nonprofit environmental, cultural and historical organizations as well as Pinelands-related businesses.

Live music will be performed by members of the Pinelands Dulcimer Society.

“We want to promote as many causes as possible and provide shoppers with as much choice as possible. Shoppers can support history, culture, wildlife and the New Jersey Pinelands, among other causes,” said Carleton Montgomery, PPA executive director.

PPA has been a leading voice in opposition to the South Jersey Gas pipeline proposed to cut through the southern part of the Pinelands from Maurice River Township to the B.L. England Generating Station in Beesleys Point, Upper Township.

Confirmed exhibitors include:

Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey selling nature-themed books and Adopt-a-Species;

Pinelands Preservation Alliance selling books about Pinelands history, ecology and culture; CDs and movies about the region; and T-shirts, hats, hoodies and water bottles;

Master Gardeners of Burlington County selling handmade natural goods such as herb bunches;

Author and artisan Paul Evans Pedersen Jr. selling signed copies of his book, “New Tales From Old Haunts: The Legendary Pine Barrens,” as well as his Pine Barrens diamonds, which are handcrafted jewelry pieces made from early 19th century glass found at abandoned glass works;

Pinelands Adventures selling outdoor gear, gift certificates for outdoor adventures and used kayaks. Call 609-268-0189 for the kayaks,

Pinelands Folk Music and Basketry Center selling handmade baskets, mountain dulcimers and cand-les;

Pollination Station selling honey products, nature-themed jewelry, note cards, pottery and ornaments;

Rancocas Nature Center selling field guides, bird feeders, nature toys and apparel;

Whitesbog Preservation Trust selling nature-themed gifts, jams, chocolates and honey;

Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge selling gift items, apparel, gifts for children;

The PPA headquarters is at 17 Pemberton Road, Southampton, Burlington County.

Contact: 609-272-7219 Twitter @MichelleBPost

In my first job after college got paid to read the New York Times and summarize articles for an early online data base. First reporting job was with The Daily Record in Parsippany. I have also worked in nonprofits, and have been with The Press since 1990.

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