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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:

  • YOUTH PHOTO CONTEST: Runs from June 15th to September 15th. Winning photos will be displayed in the Wenonah Library; the two top winners will appear on the 2020 Borough Calendar! See the photo contest page for more details.
  • GLOUCESTER COUNTY FIREFLY FESTIVAL: Saturday, June 29th from 8 PM to 10 PM at Tall Pines State Preserve. See “nature’s light show” along with fun, educational activities along a three-quarter mile, self-guided loop trail. Free, but pre-registration is requested. See the event brochure for more details.
  • 23rd ANNUAL INDEPENDENCE DAY HIKE: Thursday, July 4th at 4:00 PM. We will take a relaxing shaded stroll on the trails around the Wenonah Lake. All ages and four-legged friends are welcome. Meet at the lake parking lot (near the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Maple Street).
  • JULY MEETING: Wednesday, July 10th at 7:30 PM in the Sheppard Community Center.

What's New:

  • June 2019: Congratulations to 6th grade graduates Ben Cline and Thomas McCabe, winners of the WEC Frank Eggert Memorial Student Environmental Awards for 2019.  Each has received $100 in recognition of their interest in and volunteer efforts toward the local environment.
  • February 2019: Welcome to Scott Conway as our newest member. And we thank David Coates for his recent service on the Commission.
  • December 19, 2018: The December 5th tanker truck accident on Route 55 caused a significant spill of #2 Heating Oil in Mantua Creek. About 4 miles of creek was impacted, including Wenonah. Today, the Borough published an update on cleanup operations, including this 9-page official account of the accident and cleanup efforts to date. It is safe to walk near the creek, but do not allow pets to drink or play in the water.

Last updated: 15 June 2019