Mission, Vision, & hISTORY
The stewardship of nearly 400 wooded acres for the purposes of conservation, education, recreation, and community engagement.
A community that feels a strong connection to the natural world and actively partners with us to promote the highest level of biodiversity possible for our natural areas.
History: Celebrating 60+ Years of Environmental Leadership
For over 60 years, the Tenafly Nature Center has fostered a wide-reaching understanding and appreciation of nature, through leadership in open-space preservation and education programs focused on nature, science and the environment. Please consider making a donation to support TNC. Help us celebrate our past to preserve our future!
Before Tenafly Nature Center
Here is an article from our Spring 1987 newsletter that will give you a sense of what Tenafly and the surrounding areas were like in the 1930's.
“The investment is small, the dividends are great”
1960s: A Green Island in Tenafly
1970s: The Fight for Lost Brook Preserve
1980s & 90s: Membership, Facilities & Program Growth
2000s: Extending TNC’s reach