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Small waterfall on Camelback Run in the Conservation Area.Welcome to this portal into the scenic natural beauty of Wenonah, New Jersey.  Come discover what makes our area special, what the WEC is doing to enhance it, and how you can help.

Coming Attractions:

  • TEA HOUSE CLEANUP WORK PARTY: Saturday, October 7th at 9 AM. Volunteers needed to clear ivy vines, Wisteria, and dirt from the area of the Tea House at Comey's Lake. Meet near 100 Lenape Trail just south of Mohawk Drive, where an asphalt path heads down into the woods. Useful tools would be clippers, loppers, garden rakes, shovels, wheelbarrows, and work gloves.
  • OCTOBER MEETING: Wednesday, October 11th starting at 7:30 PM in the Sheppard Community Center.
  • MAD HATTER'S TREE PARTY: Sunday, October 22nd from 1-4 PM on the Eldridge Trail (starting at the end of East Pine Street).  This is a 45-minute guided walk featuring educational talks on trees, live music, and, of course, tea with the Mad Hatter himself!  The party is a FREE event co-sponsored by the WEC and the Gloucester County Nature Club.  Please see the event brochure for more information. Also, see the 7-minute movie of the 2015 event.

What's New:

  • June 2017: Congratulations to 6th grade graduates Farrell Donnelly and Lily Cline, winners of the WEC Frank Eggert Memorial Student Environmental Awards for 2017.  Each has received $100 in recognition of their interest in and volunteer efforts toward the local environment.
  • July 2016: Congratulations to Chuck Forsman, recipient of the 2016 Wenonah Hometown Legend Award. Chuck was a founding member of the WEC in 1975. He worked with Borough Council and local landowners to enlarge our conservation area, resulting in the 135-acre "ring of green" we have today. He led efforts to improve the water quality of our local streams and lakes. Most recently, in 2008, he kicked off the ultimately successful citizen-led effort to turn the former Tall Pines / Eagle's Nest / Maple Ridge golf course into a nature preserve rather than a housing development.

Last updated: 3 October 2017