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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Trail Guide Luncheon and Orientation
Thursday, September 10th
from 12:00 -1:30 p.m.

Flat Rock Brook Nature Center will hold its fall potluck luncheon for current and aspiring volunteer Trail Guides. Please join us at the Nature Center at 443 Van Nostrand Avenue in Englewood We will review the fall program schedule and gear up for another successful teaching season. People who are interested in becoming Trail Guides, are welcome to attend the luncheon or contact Flat Rock Brook’s Education Director Jill Bennetta at (201) 567-1265 or jill@flatrockbrook.org for more information.

Annual Meeting
Flat Rock Brook Nature Association
Monday, September 21 at 7:30 p.m.

Members are invited to attend the Annual Meeting of Flat Rock Brook Nature Association which will be held on September 21st at our Nature Center headquarters at 443 Van Nostrand Avenue. The agenda includes the election of new trustees and a review of the past year. The Annual Meeting will be followed by the first organizational meeting of the 2015-2016 Board of Trustees. Refreshments will be served.

The 2015-16 Annual Meeting marks the completion of the terms of three current board members. We would like to thank retiring trustees Eric Berry, Kyu Lee, and Elizabeth Miracky, for generously contributing their time and talents to the service of Flat Rock Brook. We are grateful for their unstinting efforts to keep Flat Rock Brook a vibrant resource for families and school children throughout the area!

Nominated for a second three-year term are Jill Abbott, Allyson Powers Johnson, Henry Pruitt III, and Kathleen Silberstein. Re-nominated to the board after a one-year hiatus is Scott Reddin. Nominees new to the board are Barbara Berger-Brill, Michael Passow, and Bill Ziegler.

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Photographs from Summer Camp

Grants Support Education Programs

Photographs from Run in the Wild





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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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Fall Calendar of Events

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


1 Sunset Hikes
2 Garden in the Morning
8 Toddler Times
9 Garden in the Morning
10 Trail Guide Luncheon
13 Mad About Monarchs
15 Sunset Hikes
16 Garden in the Morning
21 Annual Meeting
23 Garden in the Morning
29 Sunset Hikes
30 Garden in the Morning
  Fun in the Woods


6 Sunset Hikes
7 Garden in the Morning
  Fun in the Woods
13 Toddler Times
  Sunset Hikes
14 Garden in the Morning
  Fun in the Woods
18 Great Fall Festival
20 Sunset Hikes
21 Garden in the Morning
  Fun in the Woods
25 Backyard Bird Feeders
27 Sunset Hikes
28 Garden in the Morning
  Fun in the Woods


4 Homeschool
  Fun in the Woods
8 Family Scavenger Hunt
17 Toddler Times
18 Homeschool
18 Toddler Times
1 Project Feederwatch
3 Nature's Gifts
7 Project Feederwatch
8 Project Feederwatch
9 Homeschool
14 Project Feederwatch
15 Project Feederwatch
16 Homeschool
19 Christmas Bird Count
20 Winter Solstice Walk
21 Project Feederwatch
22 Project Feederwatch


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