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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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Coming in May

Flat Rock Brook Nature Association’s
Recognition Dinner & Auction

Thursday, May 14
6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
The Rockleigh

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Support Flat Rock Brook's Annual Appeal

Each fall, Flat Rock Brook launches our Annual Appeal to its members and friends to raise funds for the Nature Center, and we are grateful for your steadfast support! Your dollars have enabled Flat Rock Brook to become a regional attraction, with our 150 acre urban oasis remaining a tranquil sanctuary to the greater Englewood community for over forty years. It is estimated that more than 40,000 people visit Flat Rock Brook each year, and that number is growing each year. Thousands of school children from dozens of municipalities participate in our on-site and outreach programs, while hundreds of volunteers are willing to donate their time to support our mission of preservation and environmental education.

Flat Rock Brook is a nonprofit organization, with less than 10% of our annual revenue coming from government sources. The majority of our expenses are paid through memberships, grants, program fees, with the Annual Appeal representing the largest single source of our operating income. The Annual Appeal supports about 25% of our total operations, paying for salaries for our dedicated staff, maintenance of our building and property, and funding for our programs held at Flat Rock Brook and in area schools.

Your tax-deductible contribution enables Flat Rock Brook to preserve this vital and beloved community resource. We deeply appreciate your support.

Executive Director Stephen Wiessner










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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Winter Calendar of Events

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


1-2 Project Feederwatch
8-9 Project Feederwatch
9 Toddler Times
11 Winter Remedies
15-16 Project Feederwatch
20 Christmas Bird Count
21 Winter Solstice Walk
22-23 Project Feederwatch
29-30 Project Feederwatch


5-6 Project Feederwatch
7 Coyote Presentation
12-13 Project Feederwatch
13 Toddler Times
19-20 Project Feederwatch
19 Holiday Hike
26-27 Project Feederwatch
31 Movie: "Chasing Ice"


2-3 Project Feederwatch
8 Birders without Borders
9-10 Project Feederwatch
10 Toddler Times
16-17 Project Feederwatch
16 Holiday Hike
17-20 Winter Camp
22 Beat the Winter Blues
23-24 Project Feederwatch


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