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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Coming in October

For more information and member registration

Letter to the Suburbanite published 9/18/2014
regarding the Nature Center's stance on deer management that was included in Thursday's Englewood Suburbanite. Please be assured that Flat Rock Brook will address this issue with great thought, and we will be sure to keep you and the community aware of our progress as we work to preserve our forest for the future.

Stephen Wiessner, Executive Director

Flat Rock Brook will offer a selection of beverages and snacks for purchase on weekends through October.

New: Arts for Life NJ and Flat Rock Brook Nature Center

A month-long session of arts classes for active older adults, hosted by Flat Rock Brook Nature Center.

More Information and to Register

3rd Annual "Run in the Wild

Photos and results

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Flat Rock Brook is a non-profit
(501k) 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.


2 Garden in the Morning
  Sunset Hikes
9 Garden in the Morning
  Sunset Hikes
11 Trail Guide Luncheon
16 Garden in the Morning
  Toddler Times
  Sunset Hikes
17 Homeschool
21 Hikes with Tykes
22 Annual Meeting
23 Garden in the Morning
  Sunset Hikes
30 Garden in the Morning
  Sunset Hikes


1 Homeschool
  Young Explorers
7 Garden in the Morning
  Sunset Hikes
8 Young Explorers
14 Garden in the Morning
  Sunset Hikes
15 Homeschool
  Young Explorers
19 Great Fall Festival
21 Garden in the Morning
  Toddler Times
  Sunset Hikes
22 Homeschool
  Young Explorers
23 Essential Oils
26 Flip, Float, Fly
28 Garden in the Morning
  Sunset Hikes
29 Young Explorers


5 Young Explorers
6 Full Moon Howl
9 Hikes with Tykes
7 Young Explorers
12 Homeschool
16 Build It and They Will Come
18 Toddler Times
19 Homeschool


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