On election day (Nov. 4, 2014), a majority of those who voted in Tenafly chose to reject the Tenafly Nature Center's proposal for a new facility on Clinton Ave.
All the residents of Tenafly, throughout the referendum process, agreed that the 400 acres of the Tenafly Nature Center, and what we make happen here for our children and families, is a very special and valuable part of our community.
A special thanks to all the Nature Center supporters -- everyone who chose to Vote YES, and the hundreds of volunteers who: took a public stand, spoke with neighbors, posted lawn signs, distributed leaflets, hosted and attended meetings, made phone calls, and donated their money and valuable time to our efforts. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
What's next for Tenafly Nature Center?
- We'll continue to fulfill our mission to preserve and educate. We've done so for 53 years. Our 400 acres is not wild, but managed, and managed well, with our supporters' financial contributions and volunteer hours. Likewise, we'll host over 20,000 visitors this year, and many of them come for the robust programs we offer schools during the day, and for scouts, families and individuals at night, on the weekend, and during school holidays.
- We'll continue to be effective, though challenged by our current facilities. We have neither the plans, the approvals, nor the support for a new facility at Hudson Avenue or any other alternate location.
- We'll continue to need your support and engagement -- as visitors, members, volunteers, donors, and advocates -- while we look ahead and seek to make Tenafly Nature Center more engaging and valuable for our community.
We invite your ideas, recommendations, and participation as we plan and pursue our future.
Saturday, March 21, 2015 • TNC Trails
Saturday, May 23, 2015 2:00 PM • Tenafly Nature Center
Thursday, May 28, 2015 9:00 AM • TNC Visitor Center