all About the Pine Barrens!
The Lighthouse Center for Natural
Lighthouse Center for Natural Resource Education, located
on land owned by the Division of Fish and Wildlife, is situated
on 194 acres of diverse coastal habitat adjacent to Barnegat Bay
in Ocean Township, New Jersey. There are a variety of opportunities
to explore this maritime forest, salt marsh, two tidal streams
and the freshwater impoundment on this unique site.
Wildlife viewing opportunities
exist for shorebirds wading birds, waterfowl, and woodland
wildlife including fiddler crabs, songbirds, otter, turtles,
deer, and fox.
of birds sighted at the Center.
The Lighthouse Center is the
perfect setting for groups to truly experience the natural wonders
of Barnegat Bay through hands-on and meaningful contact with
former "Camp for the Blind" was purchased by the Trust for Public
Land and transferred to the NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife
as part of their ongoing commitment to the Barnegat Bay watershed.
The Natural Resource Education Foundation of New Jersey operates
the Center in partnership with the NJDEP's Division of Fish
and Wildlife as a premier natural resource education facility.
Natural Resource Education Foundation
of NJ, "The Lighthouse Center" is located off Seventh Street
in Waretown, NJ 08758. The membership
dues of $25, besides helping to support this beautiful
location, will entitle you to many benefits, including access
to the facility. For more information, call (609) 698-8003 or
visit their web
Above information and photographs
are courtesy of NREF
Dozens of crafters offering art, ceramics, glass, photography,
recycled, quilds and more displayed their wares at the First Handmande
Faire at the Lighthouse Center in Waretown on Sunday, April 20,
2008. So as not to be daunted by the fickle April weather, it
was held inside the huge conference center, where the crafters
mingled with many shoppers and browsers.
Homemade Jam, butter and pickle
Beautifully carved wildlife exhibit
Bracelets made from pull tabs!
Sculptured Jersey Devil mugs
| The Pine Barrens
is becoming a popular tourist destination. It offers history, nature, boating,
camping, fishing, swimming, and most of all, peace and tranquility. It's
important to families who live here, whether for a few years or many generations,
that our peace and tranquility be preserved.A local lawyer or doctor won't
look any different than his neighbor who works the land. Thousand dollar
suits aren't what impress people of the Pines - taking care of nature and
fellow man is what matters. To that end, it is important for you to know
that as a visitor to our precious Pine Barrens, you should show respect
for the flora and fauna, for the historical buildings or their remains,
and show respect for the "locals". Walk and drive gently. Treat
our Pine Barrens as you would want a visitor to treat your own home town
- and your own family. Thank you.
P.O. Box 307, Barnegat NJ 08005
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