I’m happy to join the team at Flat Rock Brook Nature Center as an Environmental Educator. My background is in Environmental Studies, and I spent the last year completing a term of service with AmeriCorps as a Watershed Ambassador. Flat Rock Brook will allow me to combine my experiences with my passion for the environment.
We had another exciting summer here at Flat Rock Brook, and our camp was again a success. Thank you to all who made that possible, especially our staff, apprentices and volunteers. Our camp teachers, Brian Dedeian and Alissa Ambacher, did a fantastic job leading programs packed with games, activities, crafts, and hikes that kept the campers happily engaged!
We are pleased to announce that we have received $21,500 in support towards the renovation of the preserve’s five public entrances. Donors include $10,000 from the Bergen County Open Space Trust Fund, $7,500 from the New Jersey Committee of the Garden Club of America (with special support from the Garden Club of Englewood), $2,500 from Phil Ball and the Ball Team at Merrill Lynch and $1,500 from Bergen County Audubon Society.
Thanks to the generous support of an anonymous donor, 42 additional solar panels were recently installed on our Nature Center building. This brings the total number of panels on our roof to 88, which will now provide about half of the electricity to run our building.