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Become an Annual Member

There are many reasons to become a member of TNC. Some members hike in every season, attend programs, volunteer their talents and serve on committees; others read the newsletter or call the staff to ask nature questions. However you participate, being a member of TNC creates a local community — and together, we can “Enrich our lives through nature.”

As a member-supported, non-profit organization, membership is critical to our mission. Tenafly Nature Center is an independent organization and does not receive state or county support.

Become an Annual Member

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  • Keep our grounds and trails open, 365 days a year.
  • Maintain over seven miles of trails and nearly 400 acres of forest, streams and wetlands.
  • Actively manage habitats for native wildlife.
  • Maintain the Redfield Building, pavilions and other facilities used by over 50,000 people each year.
  • Offer affordable community programs for people of all ages and interests.
  • Provide high quality education programs for schools, scouts, and local families.
  • Provide scholarships for families and groups to attend camp and other  environmental programs.
  • Feed and care for our collection of 25+ Animal Ambassadors.
  • Answer questions from our community about living with nature and rescuing wildlife.
  • Train high school and college interns for natural history and environmental education careers.
  • Record natural happenings, species accounts, and coordinate with area environmental organizations.

Multi-person, Premium, Small Business, and Corporate levels are entitled to additional benefits.

  • Supporting the Tenafly Nature Center mission to steward nearly 400 wooded acres for the purposes of conservation, education, recreation, and community engagement.
  • Free admission to our over 7 miles of trails; daily from one hour after sunrise to one hour prior to sunset.
  • 100+ free or discounted seasonal programs for 1 year.
  • Exclusive members-only programs.
  • Free admission to Butterfly House (available seasonally).
  • Free access to Explore-a-bag borrowing privileges.
  • One-year subscription to the quarterly Tenafly Nature Center newsletter, Nature & News.
  • Advance notice of events through e-mail updates.
  • Stephen Minkoff Memorial Library borrowing privileges.
  • Merchandise Discounts at participating local stores and restaurants.
  • Free or discounted admission to more than 130 participating North American nature & science centers.
  • Invitation to the Annual Meeting and election privileges.
  • Memberships are also tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Consult your tax representative for details about the potential deductibility of your membership.