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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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Great Fall Festival

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Flat Rock Brook's  6th annual Great Fall Festival
October 21, 2018

Flat Rock Brook held its 6th annual fall festival on October 21st.  Mother nature delivered cool temperatures suiting an autumn afternoon celebration.  Families arrived with kids bundled for a beautiful afternoon outdoors.

Mid-day sunshine warmed the skies enough to allow little fingers to be bared for painting and carving pumpkins, playing games and making crafts.  A fortune teller read tarot cards forecasting things like whether or not the future includes a much wished for holiday puppy.

Live bluegrass music by Blue Plate Special created a festive atmosphere for sitting and eating delicious BBQ like pulled pork sandwiches, grilled chicken, vegetarian chili and homemade cornbread prepared by Rustic Caterers. 

Thanks to the 200 members of the preserve and community that spent the afternoon enjoying a day of family fun and festivities.  We look forward to seeing you next year!

 Thank you to our sponsor:

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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

Seasonal Storytime
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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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