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.
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: Patrick, Helen, Alec & Jacqueline Herssens
Register 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.
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!
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.