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Over 60 Years of Community Service 

Service Projects

Keep the Tenafly Nature Center in mind for your Scout Project or Award! There are always a variety of projects such as removal of invasive plants, fence/bridge building and much more. Projects have to be planned with and agreed upon by a Tenafly Nature Center staff person.

Currently Available Service Projects

  • 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
  • Creating sensory plant boxes for guests of all ages to enjoy
  • Rehabilitating the main path to the Nature Center building and adjacent garden areas including lining the edge of the path with a block border.
  • Creating an educational tree identification display for learners of all ages
  • Building specialized seating in our Tenafly Nature Center’s Forest School
  • Building boardwalks to increase accessibility in wetland areas within the park

Current Projects In Progress

  • Charles Dutta of Tenafly Troop #25 is Creating a little free library and trail educational display board here at Tenafly Nature Center

If you are interested in helping support any of our current or future service projects, please consider a donation. Be sure to note "Scout Service" in the notes/memo. Any contributions will be greatly appreciated.


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

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.

2021 Patrick Gawel of Saddle Brook Troop #213

built a new bridge from the Red trail to the Purple Trail

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

2021 Jacob Wolmer of Tenafly Troop #86
repaired the Floating Dock 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 
built new boardwalks for part of the Bischoff Trail

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

2014 Dong-Kyu Rhee of Cresskill Troop #127

built footboards for the main trail next to the pond

2013 John Mikesh of Tenafly Troop #25

built a storage shelter for firewood

2013 John Brobson, Jr. of Washington Twp. Troop #321 repaired the White trail boardwalk damaged during Hurricane Irene

2013 Kristian Burke of Hillsdale Troop #109 built custom eight cement benches for Red Trail classroom

2013 Peter Kremidas of Tenafly Troop #25
installed lighting along path to the visitors center's deck

2012 Will Guo of Tenafly Troop #86
built a new kiosk, installed footbridges and removed poison ivy along Red Trail, fixed the gate and fence of the pollinator garden, and stained the visitors center's deck

2012 Dominic Dickson of Oradell Troop #36
created a bird feeding station and interpretive sign

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 and built a fence to keep debris from blocking the East Brook

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