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Flat Rock Brook Nature Assn.
433 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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News and Events

The Great Horned Owl Has Arrived!

Grant from United Water

New Forest Management Plan

New Improvements at Flat Rock Brook

Volunteer this Spring!

Wanted Summer Camp Volunteers!

Have some fun this summer introducing kids to the wonders of nature and the outdoors. Flat Rock Brook Summer Nature Day Camp is seeking volunteer counselors to assist with the daily production of camp for the 2014 season. Counselors will assist the camp teachers and be responsible for facilitating games, crafts, activities and hikes.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age and be able to commit at least 3 weeks to our camp during the months of July and August. If interested please contact Jill Bennetta in the Nature Center office by phone at 201-567-1265 or by e-mail at jill@flatrockbrook.org.

Join the Conservation Crew

Sundays: April 12 and 26, May 10 and 24.
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
For teens and Adults.

Help Land Manager Ryan Hasko with projects throughout the preserve, including trail maintenance, invasive species removal, native plantings, erosion control installation, and other jobs. Tools will be provided, and no experience required. Work gloves are available if needed. Please contact Ryan Hasko at (201) 567-1265 or at ryan@flatrockbrook.org at least 24 hours in advance to ensure adequate availability of tools and supplies.

Garden in the Morning!

Every Wednesday beginning in April and continuing through the month of October, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
For adults

The Flat Rock Brook Gardeners invite one and all (everyone is welcome regardless of experience) to the kick-off of the 2014 gardening season. Each session begins with a 10-minute garden-related discussion. Just bring willing hands and gloves! No need to register.
Free to All

Support Flat Rock Brook Online

Flat Rock Brook is a non-profit
(501k) 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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Spring Calendar of Events

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


5 Trail Guide Luncheon
10 Homeschool
11 Toddler Times
13 Toddler Times
22 Movie "Hoot"
23 Super Snake Sunday
24 Homeschool
30 Build it and They will come


1 Sunset Hikes
2 Young Explorers
7 Homeschool
8 Toddler Times
  Sunset Hikes
9 Young Explorers
10 Toddler Times
  Natural Dyes
15-17 Spring Adventure Camp
15 Sunset Hikes
16 Young Explorers
21 Birds and Bagels
22-24 Spring Adventure Camp
22 Sunset Hikes
27 Spring Babies
28 Birds and Bagel
29 Sunset Hikes
30 Young Explorers


5 Birds and Bagels
6 Sunset Hikes
7 Young Explorers
11 Mothers Day Hike
12 Birds and Bagels
13 Toddler Times
  Sunset Hikes
14 Young Explorers
15 Toddler Times
18 Super Fun Science Sunday
19 Birds and Bagels
20 Sunset Hikes
27 Sunset Hikes


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