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video water playFlat Rock Brook is a 150-acre nature preserve and environmental education center in Englewood, NJ, just two miles from the George Washington Bridge. Visit our 3.6 miles of self-guided forested hiking trails that lead to a cascading stream, wetlands, pond and meadows. Register for one of our environmental programs for schools or the public and learn about our natural world. Come explore and learn with us!


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Looking for a Holiday Gift to Celebrate Someone's Love of Nature?

owlAdopt a Raptor for the Naturalist on Your List!

Our family of non-releasable raptors call Flat Rock Brook home. These birds are used to teach thousands of school children and adults about raptors and conservation.

Your adoption will help cover the cost of your bird’s needs, such as food, toys and veterinary visits.

Choose from a variety of options.  Your gift may include:

  • •Certificate of Adoption
  • •Recognition in our newsletter, website and Facebook pages
  • •5X7 matted photograph
  • •Fact sheet with personal biography
  • •Meet & greet with your adopted animal
  • •Behind the scenes tour with FRB staff

Adopt a Raptor Today!



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Flat Rock Brook Welcomes New Education Director


Rachel McGovern joins Flat Rock Brook as the Director of Education. Her enthusiasm for the natural world led her into a career as a naturalist through which she focused on connecting children to the environment. She most previously served as the Director of Education for Valley Crest Farm & Preserve in Lebanon, NJ. Rachel earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Rutgers University where she studied Human Ecology and spent a year as an AmeriCorps Watershed Ambassador serving the Millstone River Watershed. Her love of environmental education was realized through the Watershed Ambassador Program, inspiring Rachel to work in the field.

Rachel enjoys hiking, camping, birding and spending time with friends, family and her dog, Libby. An avid music fan, she also enjoys attending concerts by her favorite artists. She is excited to work at Flat Rock Brook and explore the trails at the preserve.

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2018 Summer Camp Scholarships a Success!

educatorwithfrog2018 Summer Nature Day Camp Scholarships Awarded!

School is back in session.  Memories of summer are fleeting.  Hopefully not for the lucky recipients of scholarships to Flat Rock Brook's Summer Nature Day Camp.  Our goal is to provide kids with memories that last a lifetime.

Ten lucky local students were awarded scholarships to attend a week-long session at our summer day camp.  Students experienced hands-on discovery and adventure in nature through exploration of our pond and forest and through activities, crafts and games.  Selection is based on financial need and additional criteria. 

This was our pilot year for the program and we will repeat it again in 2019.  If you are interested in sponsoring a scholarship, please call us at (201) 567-1265 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2018 scholarships were made possible through the genorosity of:

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 Philip Ball, Aaron Cooper, Corinne Hoexter, Mr. & Mrs. Allan Millstein, Jeff Russell, and Mr. & Mrs. Dan Simpson

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Flat Rock joins NVE Bank’s Community First Rewards Program

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We need 25 participants to qualify Flat Rock Brook to receive cash contributions from NVE Bank.  Open a new account or designate a current account to Flat Rock Brook at any NVE Bank branch.  The bank will make a quarterly cash contribution to Flat Rock through their Community First Rewards Program.* It’s easy!   There is no cost to you or Flat Rock Brook to participate. Support our preservation and education efforts just by banking with NVE Bank.  The program includes: Savings Accounts, Checking Accounts, CDs, Money Market Accounts and IRAs. 

*¼ or ½ % donated based on account type 

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Public Programs

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Sit down in our interpretive exhibit room for a snuggly storytime perfect for any little tykes right before naptime.  Storytime will be followed by a small animal presentation.


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