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Service Projects

Keep the Tenafly Nature Center in mind for your Eagle Scout Project or Girl Scout Gold Award! Past projects have included removal of invasive plants, trail maintenance, removal of overgrown plants in Pfister's Pond, as well as fence/bridge building and repair.

Projects have to be planned with and agreed upon by a Tenafly Nature Center staff person.

Currently Available Service Projects

  • Creating a little free library here at Tenafly Nature Center
  • Renovating outdoor classroom space near the Red Trail
  • Constructing human sized interactive eagle nest for educational purposes
  • Constructing a interactive bear den for educational purposes
  • Create sensory plant boxes for guests of all ages to enjoy
  • Rehabilitation of the main path to the Nature Center building and adjacent garden areas including lining the edge of the path with a block border.


To discuss service project opportunities at TNC,
please call (201) 568-6093 or 
contact the Scout Coordinator.

Current Projects In Progress

  • Patrick Gawel of Saddle Brook Troop #213 is building a new bridge from the Red Trail to the Purple Trail

Past Eagle Scout and Gold Award Projects

Thanks to the efforts of these individuals, our nature center will be a more pleasurable place to visit and to educate the public. If you are interested in helping to fund their efforts in support of the Tenafly Nature Center, you may send a donation. Please mail to: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly, NJ 07670. Checks should be made out to the Tenafly Nature Center. Be sure to include "Scout Service" in the memo line of your check. Any contributions will be greatly appreciated.

2021 Anthony Gallo of Tenafly Troop #25 designed and built boardwalks along the Haring Rock and Seely trails.

2021 Jacob Wolmer of Tenafly Troop #86 repaired the Floating Dock located on the Yellow Trail.

2020 Kyle Richards of Tenafly Troop #25 replaced a bridge on the Allison and Little Chism Trail. 

2020 Aidan Martin of Tenafly Troop #86 designed and constructed new boardwalks for a section of the Bischoff Trail.

2018 Zenos Villando of Emerson Troop #196 constructed an outdoor play area for children on the Yellow Trail.

2014 Dong-Kyu Rhee of Cresskill Troop #127

designed and built a series of footboards for the main trail area adjacent to Pfister's Pond.

2013 John Mikesh of Tenafly Troop #25

designed and built a storage shelter for firewood, allowing for proper curing of the firewood.

2013 John Brobson, Jr. of Washington Township Troop #321 designed and constructed a stretch of boardwalk to replace a section damaged during Hurricane Irene along the White Trail.

2013 Kristian Burke of Hillsdale Troop #109 designed and built custom eight, nature-themed, cement benches for an outdoor classroom space on the Red Trail.

2013 Peter Kremidas of Tenafly Troop #25 installed new lighting along our ADA path to the building as well as on our Education Deck. 

2012 Will Guo of Tenafly Troop #86 built a new kiosk to highlight upcoming programs and the trail system at TNC. He also helped to improve the Red Trail by installing elevated footbridges in low lying areas, as well as removing poison ivy along the trail. Additionally, he replaced a gate and stabilized the fence of our Backyard Habitat, and stained our Education Deck.

2012 Dominic Dickson of Oradell Troop #36 created a bird feeding station that is viewable from our ADA path. He also created and installed an interpretive sign to highlight Backyard Birds found at the Tenafly Nature Center.

2010 Zachary Kazarian of New Milford Troop #316 reconditioned the end of Pfister’s Pond and the area where it flows into the East Brook. This included extensive rock wall building and clearing overgrown vegetation in the pond and stream areas. He also formed a fence to help keep debris in the pond from blocking the drainage into the East Brook.

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