Destruction Site – Whitesbog Area – Brendan Byrne State Forest

Historic Whitesbog Area Being Destroyed 

Appx. 117 acres of wetlands destroyed

Location: Browns Mills, Burlington Country, Brendan Byrne State Forest

GPS location:   East end: 39.963704/-74.529273

West end: 39.962333/-74.516465

 

Lou’s Lake

Local name: For this image “Lou’s Lake”

Type of Area: Open wetlands/forest wetlands/vernal pool

What is going on at this site: The mudders have the audacity to name a destroyed wetlands after themselves, the sign in the background of the above images says “Lou’s Lake”. Also, they have provided all their mudder friends with a place to dispose of their trash (usually beer cans – cheap beer too). They should provide equipment for restoration of this vernal pool instead of a trash receptacle! This site was pointed out to me by my friends Jason Howell and Emile DiVito.  All images were provide by Jason Howell.  As you can see in the Google Earth shot above this area is laced with multiple roadways through a sensitive wetlands area.  The fact that this encompasses appx. 117 acres is not surprising as there are many areas in the Pine Barrens destroyed by mudders that can range from 25 acres and up.  The images below are explanation enough about what is going on here.  Also, at the end of this post is a video shot while tracking a mudder and calling into the DEP hotline 877-927-6337.  This is something we can all do, I have done it several times in the past.  If you see any illegal off-roading going on or trash dumped in the woods, anywhere in New Jersey, call the above number and report it.

The DEP and Pinelands Commission have made very little effort to correct this problem but have it all tied up in a neat bureaucratic package right now.  By the time they make up their minds on a course of action our forest will have been destroyed by 4 x 4 Jeep types, dirt bikes or ATV’s (which are illegal to operate on all public lands in NJ). This is happening before their very eyes, day by day, minute by minute!

The loudly shouting masses trying to hold off managing our public lands with motorized access plans are the very people who are creating the problems.  Look at the images below and you can see that roadways are cut by 4 x 4 vehicles, they are not authorized roadways.  People drive on them all the time and think it is okay because the road is there, but the road is illegally forged through the wetlands.   These problems are not being caused by just “renegades in the night” or “miss guided youth” it is an entire community that includes young and old, male and female, from all walks of life.

What is there: This is prime habitat for all Pinelands flora and fauna.

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The video below is a great example of reporting the problems we all see when we are enjoying the forest.  Please, if you see something like this going on please report it to 1-877-927-6337

 

22 thoughts on “Destruction Site – Whitesbog Area – Brendan Byrne State Forest

  1. Why can you fucking ppl just have are fun we aren’t have anything nice bcuz of ppl like this. Ppl put them cans out there to try and clean up. So they can make it a better place.

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  2. I remember being little and going out “mudding” in white bogs with “Lou” and a bunch of others. I understand the leaving of the hood because he would have loved that. However with that being said I personally do not think that leaving trash around there or anywhere in the Pineland is right. They should clean up after themselves…however the hood should stay. People go to this certain spot to remember him and do things that they have done with him in the past. People should clean up when done.
    R.I.P LOUIS SWEET. WE ALL MISS AND LOVE YOU AND ONE DAY YOU WILL GET JUSTICE.

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  3. I would say build things in this town for these residents bowling alley skating rink ect…. Bigger shopping malls some sort of activity social life type of stuff maybe there wouldn’t be so much drama in this town forward the place we live and maybe it would be more pleasant for everyone but when you have absolutely nothing to do in a small town you have to expect what you see hear and so forth smh I’d tell ya there’s not a quiet moment for those who do what they enjoy hey look on the bright side it’s either that or worse killing raping go ahead think long and hard leave people alone and build a better town where’s all the tax money go oh that’s right to these vacant boarded up buildings and houses keep crying about the woods and people of what they do I can keep going also hey did you ever to think maybe you had things to do in your town well not here in Browns mills been like this for many years and out of towners think they know it all my 2 sence!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. That pathetic lake you’re talking about is named after my uncle you asshole and Not only that that but that place that you’re acting like we destroy and wreck so much is called down back and that’s the home to some of the best memories in some peoples lives and yeah it’s illegal to be back there but what do you think you’re doing breaking the law buddy putting someone’s plates on the Internet and recording while driving I think you have no nerve speaking of someone else and the shit to they do wrong. The only thing that’s pathetic and a disgrace is you trying to destroy something that makes almost everyone in browns Mills happy . Something that holds some of the funniest nights in my life something that holds about all of the memories that I had with my uncle Lou ! That is our home and you as a person have no right to try to take that away from us I believe that you need to go back to where you came from and stop trying to ruin everyone else’s life’s because honestly you are a complete asshole in my opinion. And my uncle Louis sweet would have no problem with me calling you that and he would have a very ,very ,very big issue with you trying take this away from us and that is exactly why we as the people of Browns Mills are not going to let it happen .all I have to say is fuck you and your website

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  5. You realize you are not a police officer, you are not anybody with a type of authority we should respect. But you are following somebody calling the cops on them for a crime that you committing literally at the same time …? People go out there all the time shut up and get over it.

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  6. Just curious is it legal to operate a cellphone (taking the video) while driving? Hmm made I should take this video to the police.
    This is not my friend Jason Howell just someone acting foolishly!

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  7. All personal opinions. Thank you for sharing your opinion. I do agree upon your opinion. I am an avid walker within the woods and very much appreciate not getting run over while walking my dog through the woods. I’ve had a close encounter numerous times

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  8. Thanks for catching my error, it has been corrected. Here is a link to a commentary I had in the Courier-Post today
    that you may find interesting as well.
    http://www.courierpostonline.com/story/opinion/columnists/2016/01/27/commentary-protect-public-land-misuse/79364064/
    I grew up in the woods too but I don’t destroy it, I think you should respect the place you live and running it over with a truck, ATV or dirt-bike is not my answer to caring for your neighborhood. Besides, what happens to you neighborhood once you have it all run over with off-road vehicles? Remember this is not just anyone’s private land we are talking about, this is the land of the residence of NJ not just a few that call it home. Walking is good, a God given exercise that is healthy and cost no money, it also gives you an opportunity to hear and smell the wonders of the woods. With walking you don’t have to choke on motor vehicle fumes, either.

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  9. This is fucking pathetic all y’all dumb ass nature wild life people need to go fuck off people have been going back there for over 50-60 years and now y’all dumb asses want to say something y’all can all go fuck off. It’s not even being torn up. Of course people are gonna go back there. When people go back there they have the time of there life now y’all scumbags want to shut it all down. I live at the wood and I’m back there practically every weekend and I see every thing that goes on. Kids and grown ups have so much fun. Y’all can all go fuck off and leave browns mills alone if you have a fucking problem.🖕🏻

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  10. Too much time correcting other people but not yourself, “Sorry for the lose of your father.” Loss* not lose. But anyway, I do understand where you come from with the garbage in the woods. Only complete scumbags destroy nature’s beautiful land by dumping their garbage in the woods. I know a majority of the people that go mudding in the wetlands, I dont particularly do that myself, but I completely understand where these people are coming from. They were basically raised in these woods, they spend time with their family there. And for you to take that away from them makes you, sir, a complete asshole. You can’t take someone’s home away from them. My intention is not to insult you but try to inform you on why everyone gets so offended by you making this website.

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  11. Ok tree hugger u did not answer the question is that legal for to put that all over the Internet n did u see it do any of that?

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  12. ” The mudders have the audacity to name a destroyed wetlands after themselves, the sign in the background of the above images says “Lou’s Lake”. ” as you should know, assholes, Lou’s Lake is named after my father. A lifelong resident of browns mills, and grew up in the woods of whites bogs, when he was murdered in September of 2013 we decided to put the hood of his truck out where he liked to be best, the pinelands. So before you go assuming we’re tearing the pinelands apart, ask around and you just might find out the real story. Assholes.

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  13. It’s ok for u to drive around out there with your offroad equipped vehicel but nobody is aloud to n u put this truck n it’s tags all over the Internet is that even legal to do without seeing it do anything but drive through the woods cause there isnit a drop of mud on the truck

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  14. Is it legal for u to be doing the same thing your vehicle has a snorkel n is set up for off road so your aloud to take a ride through the woods but nobody else is do u see any mud on this truck did u see it go through any mud wholes so u put the vehicel n it’s tags all over the Internet is that even legal

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