Mission: The mission of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance is to preserve the resources of the New Jersey Pinelands through advocacy and education. The New Jersey Pinelands is a vast ecosystem of 1.1 million acres located in the southern part of the state. PPA''s staff and volunteers advocate for sustainable land use in the region by attending meetings at local, regional and state level. They also educate others about the importance of the ecosystem through field trips, excursions, presentations and other outreach activities.
Programs: The Pinelands Preservation Alliance has a number of advocacy related programs including a water resources protection program and a landscape protection program which includes work to highlight and protect the threatened and endangered species at risk in the Pinelands. The Pinelands Watch activist program encourages people to engage in activities that will protect the ecosystem. PPA's education and outreach programs include Pinelands Adventures - a program of hikes, canoe trips, camping trips and jersey devil hunts; Inside the Pinelands - a newsletter published every two months outlining our issues and actions; and Pinelands Summer Institute for high school and middle school teachers.