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Special Events

- All Special Events, including programs and parking, are FREE
- Scouts may attend some events to fulfill badge requirements
- There is no registration for events
- Events are held rain or shine outdoors - dress for the weather
- Follow directions to the interpretive center for special events

Fall Forestry Festival
Saturday, October 3, 2015
10 am - 3 pm
rain or shine

The 21st annual Fall Forestry Festival features free crafts, autumn hayrides, interpretive programs, demonstrations, and environmental exhibits. Hikes depart from the interpretive center hourly. Scouts may attend to fulfill badge requirements. To be added to the scout mailing list, email the FREC with "scout mailing list" in the subject line.

Second Saturdays

The Forest Resource Education Center will now be OPEN to the public on the second saturday of each month (except for September). People can visit the center to learn about forestry in New Jersey and the efforts of the State Forestry Services. Visit our beautiful display area and learn about the Forest Fire Service, Community Forestry, the history of Forestry in New Jersey, Forest Pests and many other aspects of New Jersey's trees and forests. A guided hike will be provided from 1:00 - 2:00 pm on each date.

Backyard Forestry
in 90 Minutes
Second Thursday of
every Month

7:00pm - 8:30 pm

Free programs. Open to the Public. Register at

Thursday, September 10th
Thinning for Forest Health

Thursday, October 8th
My Healthy Woods

Thursday, November 12th
Attracting and Managing Purple Martins

Thursday, December 10th
Decorating with Greens, vines, and cones






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