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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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Give the Gift of Flat Rock Brook this Holiday Season!

holiday giftGive the nature enthusiast in your life a one-year membership to Flat Rock Brook!

Flat Rock Brook is a 150-acre nature preserve that is free and open to the public from dawn to dusk daily. We preserve our green spaces for hiking and recreation and offer environmental education programs with the goal of connecting people with nature.

Flat Rock Brook members receive:

Free participation in select programs
Free admission to the Great Fall Festival - BBQ, music and family festivities
The knowledge that you are making a difference in your community

Buy your gift membership today - order by 12/23 to receive your online certificate of membership by 12/25

Flat Rock Brook is a 501c (3) nonprofit organization. Membership in Flat Rock Brook are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

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

owlAdopt a Raptor for the Bird Lover 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!

 Order by 12/18 to receive your adoption materials by 12/25!


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IRA Minimum Required Distributions as Charitable Gifts


Making a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) to Flat Rock Brook from your IRA is a simple and powerful way to support our preservation and education mission.

When you reach the age of 70 ½ you must begin taking required minimum distributions (RMDs) from your traditional, rollover, or inherited IRA. Distributions are taxable income.

You may not need to want to take the distribution and instead wish to make a charitable contribution. A QCD is applied toward your RMD for the year. A charitable gift is a great way to support a cause you love while avoiding paying income tax on your distributions. This can also help keep your adjusted gross income within a preferred range.

Account-holders 70 ½ years and older may contribute up to $100,000 from a traditional IRA to an eligible charity without the transfer being deemed a taxable distribution.

Your financial institution can send your QCD gift to:

Flat Rock Brook Nature Association
443 Van Nostrand Avenue
Englewood, NJ 07631

Please contact Steve Wiessner, Executive Director at steve@flatrockbrook or 201-567-1265 with any questions.

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Public Programs

Wild Winter Recess Days

Students in grades 1-5 are invited to join Flat Rock Brook staff for Wild Winter Recess Days! Each day will focus on a different environmental topic that will be explored through demonstrations, activities, guided hikes and crafts. Flat Rock Brook staff will bring the joy of summer camp and natural exploration to the wintertime.

Activities will take place from 9am until 3pm. Students should bring a lunch, snack and a reusable water bottle.

*Camps require a minimum of 5 registrants. Flat Rock Brook has the right to cancel camp if registration falls below this minimum requirement*

The following topics will be covered during Wild Winter Recess Days:

12/23: Winter Weeds and Tremendous Trees

12/26: Awesome Animal Anatomy

12/27: Beautiful Birds in Winter

12/30: Staying Warm


Register at:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wild-winter-recess-days-tickets-82262903559

Seasonal Storytime

For young children and children at heart

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

Free to all. No registration required.

For more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seasonal-storytime-tickets-73977575921


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