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.
Social Justice Statement
Tenafly Nature Center creates equitable and inclusive spaces for people to enjoy, experience, and learn about our environment. We endeavor to make our outdoor spaces safe and welcoming to all visitors and we aspire to create experiences that make our programs accessible to all. We welcome people of all races, religions, sexual orientations, gender and gender identity, nationalities and creeds. Our programs and offerings reflect our surrounding diverse community. We recognize that environmental justice must include Black, Indigenous, People of Color and those who are economically disenfranchised. At the Tenafly Nature Center we strive to hold ourselves - the staff, volunteers, and members - to these principles so that our organization is a safe and inviting space for all to experience nature.
“The investment is small, the dividends are great”
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.
1960s: A Green Island in Tenafly
1970s: The Fight for Lost Brook Preserve
1980s & 90s: Membership, Facilities & Program Growth
2000s: Extending TNC’s reach