This Memorial Day Weekend, kick off your holiday with Friends—Friends of NJSOC, that is!
Save the family barbeque for later in the weekend and drop by the NJ School of Conservation Open House on Saturday, May 29th between 10 am and 2 pm. We’ve got a lot to celebrate this year, and Memorial Day Weekend is the right time to do it.
The School of Conservation first opened its doors on Memorial Day weekend 1949; now, 72 years later, we are celebrating its RE-opening. Join us for a tour of this historic facility, paddle a canoe, fish in Lake Wapalanne (valid NJ fishing license required), express your creativity with a rock art project, talk with a wildlife researcher, or just enjoy the opportunity to walk the trails and admire the scenery. Bring a picnic lunch if you wish.
NJSOC has been closed to the public for nearly a year. It is our great pleasure to unlock the gate and welcome you back. Registration is required for this FREE event.
The Friends of the New Jersey School of Conservation is a U.S. tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. When NJSOC closed in July 2020, the Friends launched a campaign to save it. This ultimately led to negotiations with the NJ Department of Environmental Protection, owners of NJSOC, to obtain an interim management agreement for the School. This agreement was finalized in April 2021, and the Friends of NJSOC are proud to offer limited programming at NJSOC with the help of dedicated and talented volunteers. We are pleased to register you for one of our programs!