|Protecting Pinelands Waters presented by the Pinelands Preservation Alliance|
Event Type: Natural History Program|
Age Group(s): Adult
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 7:00 PM
The streams, wetlands and aquifers of the Pinelands are the "green infrastructure" without which the ecosystem would die, agriculture would become impossible, and millions of residents and tourists would lose their water supply. This presentation illustrates the region's water resources and explains how the distinctive nature of Pine Barrens waters sustains the unusual plant andLibrary: Cape May Court House Library
animal communities of this extraordinary ecosystem. The talk focuses on the threats our water resources face today from human exploitation and contamination. We also discuss the ways New Jersey and its citizens can protect Pinelands waters to serve both the natural landscape and sustainable human uses.
Rich Bizub, Director for Water Resource Programs, joined PPA in 1997. Prior to joining PPA he worked as a geological consultant responsible for designing and conducting investigations to assess various types of groundwater contamination and determining aquifer properties for water supply planning. He is a certified professional geologist and a member of the American Institute of Professional Geologists and the Association of Engineering Geologists.
The Pinelands Preservation Alliance (PPA) was established as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization in 1989 by environmental leaders and Pinelands residents, with the goal of preserving and protecting the more than 1 million acres of the New Jersey Pinelands. PPA remains the only private organization dedicated solely to environmental protection throughout the Pinelands.
Location: Court House Library Storytime Room
Presenter: Pinelands Preservation Alliance