About Flat Rock Brook

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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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4th Annual 5K Run in the Wild

August 9th

Flat Rock Brook will hold its 4th Annual 5K “Run in the Wild” on Sunday, August 9th. The “Run” will begin at 8:30 a.m., is limited to 200 registrants, and will be held “rain or shine”. There will be a short awards ceremony following the conclusion of the event and all participants will receive a Flat Rock Brook T-Shirt.

This year the Run will be sponsored in part by United Water and the Englewood Suburbanite.

Details regarding registration will be posted on the website in the near future.


Flat Rock Brook Seeks Weekend Greeters

Our new indoor exhibit, “A Walk in the Woods,” is full of valuable discoveries that people can use to enrich their outdoor journeys. Flat Rock Brook is looking for volunteer greeters to enhance our visitors’ experiences by answering questions, sharing information about our dynamic habitats, and assisting staff with weekend projects and presentations. If you enjoy working with the public, sharing your knowledge, and being a part of an amazing new educational space, then join the team and be a vital part of our community!
Full training will be provided, so don’t hesitate to express your interest. Please call Sandy in the Nature Center office at (201) 567-1265 with any questions. If you are interested in becoming a greeter, fill out a volunteer form online at www.flatrockbrook.org.


In Other News

Recognition Dinner and Silent Auction

Grants from:

Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS)

Time Warner Cable

United Water

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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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Summer Calendar of Events

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

June

2 Sunset Hikes
3 Garden in the Morning
4 The Power of Photography
6 National Trails Day Hike
9 Sunset Hikes
10 Garden in the Morning
11 The Power of Photography
16 Toddler Times
  Sunset Hikes
17 Garden in the Morning
18 The Power of Photography
21 Father’s Day Hike
23 Sunset Hikes
24 Garden in the Morning
25 The Power of Photography
28 Alien Invaders!
30 Sunset Hikes

July

1 Garden in the Morning
7 Sunset Hikes
8 Garden in the Morning
14 Toddler Times
  Sunset Hikes
15 Garden in the Morning
21 Sunset Hikes
22 Garden in the Morning
26 Spring Bird Walk
21 Sunset Hikes
22 Garden in the Morning
26 Never Say “Ugh” to a Bug
28 Sunset Hikes
29 Garden in the Morning

August

4 Sunset Hikes
5 Garden in the Morning
9 5 K Run in the Wild
11 Sunset Hikes
  Garden in the Morning
18 Toddler Times
  Sunset Hikes
19 Garden in the Morning
23 Wet Wildlife
  Young Explorers
25 Sunset Hikes
26 Garden in the Morning

 

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