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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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LG Electronics Awards Three FRB Summer Camp Scholarships!



LG Electronics, our neighbor in Englewood Cliffs, has committed to providing scholarships to three lucky local students to Flat Rock Brook's 2019 Summer Nature Day Camp.  During the week-long session children experience hands-on discovery and adventure in nature through activities on our 150-acre preserve.  Studies show the benefits of spending time outdoors improve children’s social, psychological, academic and physical health when they have regular contact with the natural world. Our goal is to develop a love of nature that lasts a lifetime!

2018 Scholarship Camper

"I loved going to camp.  My favorite part was when the teacher let us pet and feed the turtle.  I LOVE turtles!" - Elisa, 5 years old

Scholarship applications will be offered through the Englewood Public School District.  Awards are based largely on an essay describing why they want to attend our nature camp and financial need. 

Flat Rock Brook extends a warm thank you to LG for supporting these week-long experiences in nature for deserving children in our community.

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Annual Gala



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Save the Date!  April 11, 2019

Flat Rock Brook will host its annual  Recognition Dinner at on April 11th, 2019 at The Rockleigh to honor outstanding volunteers, community leaders and corporate partners for their generous commitment of time, talent and long-standing contributions to our preserve. Flat Rock Brook's Recognition Dinner is our most prestigious annual event. Conservationists, supporters, community leaders and friends will gather to celebrate this special evening.  The program includs a cocktail hour with live music, awards presentations, a silent auction, a live auction and a formal dinner.  Proceeds from the gala will help support Flat Rock Brook's preservation and education intitiatives and assist in caring for our 150-acre preserve.

2019 honorees:
Outstanding Corporate Sponsor: LG Electronics USA, Inc.
Community Leader Award: Rotary Club of Englewood
Volunteer Award: Susan Klausner
Trustee Award:  Serena and Robert Carson

 Thank you to our sponsors:

Platinum Level:  new LG LOGOweb

Platinum Level: Patrick, Helen, Alec & Jacqueline Herssens

For information about sponsoring our event, please contact Sandy Pinto at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (201) 567-1265.


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Summer Camp

summercamp5Register Now For Flat Rock Brook's 2019 Summer Nature Day Camp!

Summer Nature Day Camp offers hands-on discovery and adventure for children ages pre-K to eighth grade. Explore the forest, pond, and meadow through nature activities, crafts, and games.

Each age group focuses on a specific nature theme through hikes, games, crafts, stories, and experiments. For the best learning experience, each group is kept small with 10-15 children.


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New Caregiver Raptor Adoption!

Flat Rock Brook extends a big "thanks" to Lily Byerly for being our newest Caregiver Adopter. Lily's adoption of our Great Horned Owl will help with her care for the next three months.  Her donation helps with food, toys, shelter maintenance and veterinary visits.

Adopting an animal at Flat Rock Brook for yourself, a friend, or your organization or school  is both rewarding and fun.

One of Flat Rock Brook's most popular exhibits is our aviary where we house 5 birds of prey that are all unable to be released into the wild.  Their home is now Flat Rock Brook, where our staff provides the care that they need.  Our birds act as animal ambassadors and help us teach thousands of people each year about protecting and respecting wildlife. 

Various adoption levels allow our supporters to provide food, enrichment, and enclosure maintenance for 1 month, 3 months, 6 months or 1 year.  Each level offers different benefits, such as a photo and certificate of adoption for your raptor or even a meet and greet! 

Visit Flat Rock Brook Adopt-a-Raptor to learn more.

Thanks again Lily!


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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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Public Programs

CANCELLED Martin Luther King Jr. Day Hike


Due to expected cold and icy conditions we have opted to cancel this program. Stay safe and warm this holiday weekend!

Celebrate the birthday of Dr.Martin Luther King Jr. by taking a beautiful hike through Flat Rock Brook's woods.  The hike is approximately 2-3 long (it will rely o the group's pace).  Dress for the weather!


Presidents' Day Hike

Celebrate Presidents' Day by spending some time in the woods at Flat Rock Brook.  The hike is 2-3 miles long (length depends on group's pace).  Dress for the weather.

Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/presidents-day-hike-tickets-54772890189


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