About Flat Rock Brook

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Flat Rock Brook Nature Assn.
443 Van Nostrand Avenue
Englewood, NJ 07631
201 567-1265

Flat Rock Brook Nature Center is a 150-acre preserve and education center situated on the western slope of the Palisades in Englewood, New Jersey. The Center was established in 1973 by citizens who were deeply committed to land conservation and environmental education.

One of the last remnants of the Palisades Forest, the preserve is managed by the Flat Rock Brook Nature Association. Its purpose is to maintain and preserve the lands under its supervision as a natural sanctuary for plant and animal life in our urban area and as a natural environment available to the public for trail walks, nature study and other passive recreation.

We provide environmental education programs for schools and the general public in order to generate understanding and appreciation of nature and to instill a sense of responsibility and knowledge of the means to protect the natural world and its resources for future generations.

A network of self-guiding trails leads to a cascading stream, wetlands, pond, wildflower meadows, quarry cliffs and woodland. The diversity of the natural landscape allows our members to observe a remarkable array of birds and other wildlife in their natural habitats.

Flat Rock Brook trails and picnic area are open free to the public every day from dawn to dusk. Visitors are requested to respect the land and its natural residents, to take away only memories, and to leave behind only faint footprints.



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Register Now For Summer Camp

Summer camp regstration is now open. Register early as these sessions fill quickly.

Audubon Society Presentations

The Bergen County Audubon Society (BCAS) will be presenting free programs at Flat Rock Brook most months in 2016. Programs that fall on Thursday evenings will begin at 7:30 p.m., and those that occur on Sunday mornings will start at 9:00 a.m. All programs will meet at our Nature Center building at 443 Van Nostrand Avenue. All presentations and walks will be led by Don Torino, President of BCAS.

More Information

Employment Opening

Part time Environmental Educator

Flat Rock Brook is seeking a part-time Environmental Educator to work at the Nature Center starting this winter.

For a desciption of the requirements of the job. click on the following link: More Information.

Trail Guide Luncheon
Thursday, March 10
12:00 Noon
For Trail Guides and those interested in becoming Trail Guides

Interested in becoming a Trail Guide? Do you love nature and kids and have some free time? If so, please join us to find out what being a Trail Guide is all about! This volunteer position is extremely gratifying. We have a great time teaching kids about the environment! We are kicking off our 2016 spring season with a pot-luck luncheon at the Nature Center. Please contact Education Director Jill Bennetta at jill@flatrockbrook.org if you plan to attend, or if you have any questions regarding the Trail Guide program.

Volunteers Needed for
Photo Exhibit Installations

Flat Rock Brook needs volunteer help to assist in setting up and taking down our monthly traveling photo exhibit of “A Walk in the Woods”. The exhibit conveys the beauty of Flat Rock Brook in dozens of framed images and several large mural renderings. “A Walk in the Woods” photo exhibit was created by Realf Schermer and has been displayed at many public venues If you would like to assist Flat Rock Brook with these exhibitions, please contact Executive Director Stephen Wiessner at (201) 567-1265.

Recognition Dinner & Silent Auction
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
The Rockleigh
26 Paris Avenue, Rockleigh, NJ

Save the date! Join us for a celebration of some of the people who have helped Flat Rock Brook throughout our history. For Journal Advertising or Sponsorship Opportunities, please email Stephen Wiessner at steve@flatrockbrook.org.











Support Flat Rock Brook Online

Flat Rock Brook is a non-profit
501(c)3 organization supported by memberships, donations and grants. You can help support Flat Rock Brook by becoming a member or making a tax-deductible donation online.

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Fall Calendar of Events

Go to Public Programs for information about programs or to register for programs online.


20 Homeschool
24 Winter Walk and Talk
25-26 Project Feederwatch
26 Toddler Times
27 Homeschool
28 Deer Management
30 Winter Wake-up Walk


1-2 Project Feederwatch
7 Track Trekkers
8-9 Project Feederwatch
10 Homeschool
11 Create a Wildlife Garden
13 Winter Wake-up Walk
15 15 Presidents’ Day Hike
16-19 Winter Camp
21 Winter Walk and Talk
22-23 Project Feederwatch
23 Toddler Times
24 Homeschool
29 Project Feederwatch


1 Project Feederwatch
7-8 Project Feederwatch
9 Homeschool
10 Trail Guide Luncheon
13 Spring Fling
14-15 Project Feederwatch
15 Toddler Times
16 Homeschool
21-22 Project Feederwatch
28-29 Project Feederwatch


5 Sunset Hikes
6 Garden in the Morning
7 Birds of Bergen County
11-14 Spring Mini Camp
12 Sunset Hikes
13 Garden in the Morning
18 Garden in the Morning
19 Toddler Times
  Sunset Hikes
20 Garden in the Morning
23 Spring Walk and Talk
25 Spring Bird Walks
26 Sunset Hikes
27 Garden in the Morning
30 Spring Walk and Talk


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