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.

The new memberhip year begins on May 1st. Click on the link below to renew your membership. Your support makes a difference!

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Coming Events

5th Annual Run in the Wild
August 7th

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Arts for Life

Flat Rock Brook Nature Center is collaborating with the Arts for Life Network of NJ to present an Arts Sampler Weekend for adults 50-plus on Saturday and Sunday, June 4 and 5 from 11a.m. to 4p.m. at Flat Rock Brook. Both days will offer a choice of participatory programs in art, dance, acting, shamanic drumming and poetry-writing. While the event is free, pre-registration is required as space is limited.  For more information click on the link below and click on Arts for Life in the menu on the programs page.

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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.

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Make a purchase at Metropolitan Plant and Flower Exchange valued at $50 or more and Metropolitan will donate $10 to Flat Rock Brook. To take advantage of this offer print and fill out the form and present it at the time of purchase. The offer expires on 6/30/16.

Metropolitan Purchase Form

Flat Rock Brook Seeks Weekend Greeters

Our 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 upcoming events, 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 educational space, then join our volunteer team and be a vital part of the community!
Full training will be provided, so don’t hesitate to express your interest. If you have any questions please call or email Sandy Chiappino in the Nature Center office at (201) 567-1265 or at sandy@flatrockbrook.org. You can also fill out our volunteer form.

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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Calendar of Events

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


25 Spring Bird Walks


2 Spring Bird Walks
  Young Explorers
4 Homeschool
8 Moms and Merriment
9 Spring Bird Walks
  Young Explorers
11 Homeschool
  Recognition Dinner
12 Butterfly Gardening
14 Great Spring Bird Count
16 Spring Bird Walks
  Young Explorers
17 Toddler Times
23 Saturday Guided Hikes


4 National Trails Day
6 Young Explorers
13 Young Explorers
14 Toddler Times
19 Father's Day Hike
22 Water Quality
25 Saturday Guided Hikes
26 Native Plant Walk


10 Fascinating Forest
16 Saturday Guided Hikes
19 Toddler Times


7 5K Run in the Wild
13 Saturday Guided Hikes
16 Toddler Times
21 Wet Wildlife
Weekly Programs
April through August
Walk and Talk
Sunset Hikes
Garden in the Morning


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