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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

  • Building boardwalks to increase accessibility in wetland areas within the park
  • Constructing Kiosks at each of the preserves alternate entrances
  • Creating specialized learning spaces and elements for Forest School
  • Planning and planting a pollinator friendly habitat at entrance to TNC around the welcome sign

  • Designing a series of educational signs to be placed around Pfister’s pond.

  • Installing bird watching elements around Pfister’s pond. 

  • Working with GIS technology to create an invasive species map

Current Projects In Progress

  • Nathaniel Veit of Troop #206 is constructing a human sized interactive eagle nest for educational purposes
  • Grace Bosco of Troop #99578 is informing guest about the management and control of the Spotted Lantern Flys
  • Benjamin DeMarco of Troop #223 if fencing off an area to prevent further degradation and to provide a space for the propagation of native plant species

If you are interested in helping support any of our current or future service projects, please consider making a donation today.

Be sure to note the scout name and troop number if the contributions is meant for a specific project.

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

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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.

2023 Schuyler Kim of Troop #86

Constructed 6 nature themed corn hole boards and an interactive display

2023 Olivia Bruchell of Troop #94477

Created an educational tree identification display for learners of all ages

2023 Kacey McNamara of Troop #12023 

Renovated the classroom on red trail, including the building of 8 benches

2023 Daniel O'Sullivan of Troop #120

Rebuilt the boardwalk along The Main Trail by Pfister's Pond and installed several signs

2022 Jake Pleva of Tenafly Troop #86

Built a canoe rack and enriched the biodiversity of Phister's Pond by installing 4 native plant islands

2022 Charles Dutta of Tenafly Troop #25 

built an education display on the yellow trail and a little free library the main trail

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 #86repaired 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

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