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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:

  • FIVE MILE HIKE (13th Annual): We challenge you to take in most of the Wenonah trail system in a two-hour, moderately-paced hike on Saturday, January 28th.  We starts at 1 PM at the corner of North East Avenue and East Elm Street near the railroad pedestrian bridge.
  • FEBRUARY MEETING: Wednesday, February 8th starting at 7:30 PM in the Sheppard Community Center.
  • MOONLIGHT HIKE (16th Annual): Saturday, February 11th starting at 8:00 PM. Hike our trails under a nearly- full moon! Meet at the Wenonah Lake parking lot at the corner of Maple Street and Jefferson Avenue. All ages and four-legged friends are welcome!

What's New:

  • 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.
  • June 2016: Congratulations to 6th grade graduates Gwendalyn Farina and Marianna Olaya, winners of the WEC Frank Eggert Memorial Student Environmental Awards for 2016.  Each has received $100 in recognition of their interest in and volunteer efforts toward the local environment.
  • May 2016: We had a professional video made of our Mad Hatter's Tree Party from last October. It shows Eldridge Trail, Comey's Lake, the Tea House, and our "mad" volunteers like you've never seen them before!

Last updated: 24 January 2017