• River Birch Planting Project

    River Birch Planting Project, Fall 2022 Birch Trees for Planting Bulldozer moving trees into position. (photo courtesy: Joel Rudin) Ruts from bulldozer. (photo courtesy: Joel Rudin) Birch Trees for Planting Backhoe used to make holes for planting. (photo courtesy: Joel Rudin) Naturalist Marc Gussen with planting crew. (photo courtesy: Joel

  • Deer Exclosures

    With the Borough's support, and tremendous dedication from almost three dozen hard workers, installation of fencing for three deer exclusion sites is complete! Seven CNC trail maintenance volunteers, Dr. Jay Kelly and 6 students from Raritan Valley Community College, plus 20 young people from the Closter Nature Center Summer Program,

  • Forest Stewardship Project

    The Closter Nature Center is a magical place loaded with native plants and animals. Unfortunately, we have a problem in our preserve--an invasive species called "Multiflora Rose", a plant that threatens the health of our forest. Over two Saturdays, a group of volunteers attempted to remove as much of the

  • Plants of the CNC

    Zach Weiss' Senior Service project at Northern Valley Demarest, Class of 2017 included documentation of plants in the nature center including, poison ivy and several invasive species. 

  • New Bridge, November 2016

    An aging bridge spanning a stream at the Closter Nature Center has been replaced with a new and sturdier one thanks to a grant from Whole Foods and volunteers of the NY/NJ Trail Conference and Nature Center.

  • Forest Stewardship Study

    A forest stewardship study was conducted by New Jersey Audubon to assess the health of the Closter Nature Center’s forest.