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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:

  • MAD HATTER'S TREE PARTY: CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN Sunday, October 27th 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 video of the 2015 event.
  • FALL WORK PARTY: Saturday, November 2nd at 9 AM. Volunteers needed at two locations to move dirt and mulch from central piles onto the trails. Useful tools would include wheelbarrows, shovels, and metal garden rakes. Please come to the Community Center (Train Station) first so we can coordinate efforts as a group.
  • CLEAN COMMUNITIES DAY: Saturday, November 9th starting at 8:30 AM. Sign up outside the Community Center (Train Station) to help the Borough with simple beautification tasks such as leaf-raking. Please identify yourself as a WEC participant so the Commission can receive monetary credit for your valuable volunteer work! Kids are welcome.
  • NOVEMBER MEETING: Wednesday, November 13th 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: 27 October 2019