800 Great Creek Road
Evenings at Forsythe “Pinelands 101: A Walk Through the Pines” Joel Mott, NJ Pinelands commission
This lively free presentation at the Resource Room in the Visitors Information Center includes sights and sounds while taking the audience on an insightful virtual walk in the woods, familiarizing them with the flora and fauna of the Pinelands. The talk will also focus on the importance of water to the area while highlighting cultural and historical resources of the region. The goal of this program is to raise awareness, appreciation and further stewardship of the Pinelands by revealing this unique but fragile treasure. Free.
Joel M. Mott, Principal Public Programs Specialist – New Jersey Pinelands Commission,
Mr. Mott currently leads the Commission’s efforts to raise awareness and understanding of the Pinelands. Well-traveled with experience in both environmental and historical interpretation his career comprises a wide range of positions from park ranger to museum curator. He assisted NJN in their production of the award-winning documentary, Spirit of the Bay, about the traditions and heritage of the Barnegat Bay. In the past he also has held interpretive and forestry positions at several National Parks, Historic Sites, and Forests including: Beaverhead National Forest (MT); Big Hole National Battlefield (MT); Gettysburg National Military Park (PA); and Eisenhower National Historic Site (PA). Mott is an avid outdoors enthusiast who has also served as Chairman of his local Environmental Commission.