Government organizations:

Recreation/educational environmental groups:

  • Teaneck Creek Conservancy is a 46-acre park located in Teaneck in Bergen County’s Overpeck Park. The park has trails for walking, jogging, and nature observation in a beautiful forested landscape. Teaneck Creek Conservancy offers unique outdoor environmental and cultural programs. Programs include trailside eco-art exhibitions, nature and history walks, performative public art, geocaching, and special school programs

  • Puffin Cultural Forum a project of the Puffin Foundation LTD., is a gallery and performance space located at the site of the Foundation’s administrative offices and the Teaneck Creek Conservancy.

  • Bergen County Audubon Society promotes and protects wildlife in its natural habitat by providing opportunities for observation and conservation. 

  • Hackensack River Canoe and Kayak Club encourages canoeing and kayaking with a positive social experience while fostering a spirit of respect and conservation toward our rivers and lakes. 

  • Flat Rock Brook Nature Center is a 150 acre preserve and environmental education center situated in Englewood on the western slope of the Palisades.

  • Bergen County Parks – exceptional county park system of nearly 9,000 acres

  • Richard W. DeKorte Park -The flagship park of the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission  

  • The Garden Club of Teaneck is a long-established organization whose main purpose is to promote and pursue horticultural interests.

  • Master Gardeners of Bergen County - Master Gardeners are trained adult volunteers who are committed to increase the availability and outreach initiatives of Rutgers University’s horticultural and environmental stewardship information to local communities and individuals.

  • Greenbrook Sanctuary is a 165-acre woodland preserve on top of the Palisades in Tenafly and Alpine,

  • Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, N.Y. seeks fundamental knowledge about the origin, evolution and future of the natural world. Its scientists study the planet from its deepest interior to the outer reaches of its atmosphere, on every continent and in every ocean, providing a rational basis for the difficult choices facing humanity.

  • Historick New Bridge Landing was the site of a pivotal bridge crossing the Hackensack River, where General George Washington led his troops in retreat from British forces.  The area is now a New Jersey historic site in portions of New Mildford, River Edge and Teaneck.

  • Bergen County Historic Society collects and preserves data and objects of significance to the history of the United States and to Bergen County in particular, while promoting historical awareness through their programming and publications. 

  • New Jersey Botanical Garden is the official botanic gardens of New Jersey. 96 acres in size. Visitor info, events, specialty gardens, tours and history of the gardens

  • New York Botanical Gardens is a botanical garden and National Historic Landmark located in the Bronx, and is  a major educational institution. More than 300,000 people annually—among them Bronx families, school children, and teachers—learn about plant science, ecology, and healthful eating through NYBG's hands-on, curriculum-based programming.

  • National Recreational Trails - is a network of scenic, historic, and recreation trails created by the National Trails System Act of 1968. 

Advocacy Groups:

  • Sierra Club seeks to influence public policy in both Washington and the state capitals through public education and grass-roots political action

  • Bergen Swan  (Save the Watershed Action Network)  primary focus has been on the preservation of the natural lands surrounding the drinking water supply reservoirs in Bergen and Rockland counties.

  • New England Greenway Vision Plan  This site is a treasure trove of ideas and approaches to interstate greenway linkages, regional approaches to planning and involving landscape architecture, academic community.

  • The New Jersey Chapter of the Hudson River Fishermen's Association are Major players in the quality of water in the Hudson River. They host the annual Shad Festival.

  • The New Jersey Chapter of The Nature Conservancy .  A major force in the environmental protection movement and very active in New Jersey.

  • Watershed Management Area 5 .  "WMA 5 encompasses the 165 square-mile watersheds of the Hackensack River, Pascack Brook and Hudson River. It spans from the New York State border to Newark Bay, and includes 61 municipalities in Bergen and Hudson Counties. The WMA 5 PAC is composed of approximately 100 stakeholders in the watershed, representing a broad spectrum of diverse interests. Our website provides details on the mission, background, composition and activities of Watershed Management Area 5." 

  • NY/NJ Trails Conference Since 1920, the Conference has partnered with parks to create, protect, and promote a network of over 2,100 miles of public trails in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan region.

  • Hudsonia Environmental Research Center conducting environmental research, education, training and technical assistance to protect the natural heritage of the Hudson Valley and neighboring regions.

  • New Jersey Environmental Lobby   A longstanding force for responsible and sustainable growth, this not for profit Trenton-based organization maintains a state-wide listing of environmental organizations.  

  • Surf Your Watershed   Provided by the US Environmental Protection Agency, this innovative and user-friendly database lists citizen-based environmental conservation organizations nationwide.