The Pine Barrens
The Pine Barrens is a heavily forested area of coastal plain stretching across more than seven counties of southern New Jersey. Despite its proximity to Philadelphia and New York City, the Pine Barrens remains largely rural and undisturbed.
The Pine Barrens territory helps recharge the 17 trillion gallon Kirkwood-Cohansey aquifer containing some of the purest water in the United States. As a result of all these factors, in 1978 Congress passed legislation to designate 1.1 million acres of the Pine Barrens as the Pinelands National Reserve (the nation's first National Reserve) to preserve its ecology.
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