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The Fall Forestry Festival scheduled for this Saturday, October 3rd has been cancelled due to the predicated severe weather from Hurricane Joaquin. It will not be rescheduled for 2015. We hope to see you at Fall Forestry Festival 2016. Please call the Forest Resource Education Center at (732) 928-2360 with any questions.

Fall Forestry Festival

Saturday, October 3, 2015
10 am - 3 pm, rain or shine

The 21st annual Fall Forestry Festival features free crafts, autumn hayrides, interpretive programs, demonstrations, and environmental exhibits.

Hikes depart from the interpretive center hourly. Scouts may attend to fulfill badge requirements. To be added to the scout mailing list, email the FREC with "scout mailing list" in the subject line.


- FREE admission and parking
- Scouts may attend some events to fulfill badge requirements
- No registration
- Rain or shine - dress for the weather

Forest Resource Education Center
495 Don Connor Blvd, Jackson, NJ 08527
Follow directions to the interpretive center

More information


Second Saturdays

The Forest Resource Education Center is open to the public on the second Saturday of each month.

Take a hike on the trails and visit the display area in the interpretive center to learn about wildfires, trees in our neighborhoods, the history of forestry in New Jersey, and common forest pests.

Stay for a guided hike 1:00 - 2:00 pm

No registration required


Backyard Forestry
in 90 Minutes
Second Thursday of
every Month

7:00pm - 8:30 pm

Free programs. Open to the Public. Register at

Thursday, September 10th
Thinning for Forest Health

Thursday, October 8th
My Healthy Woods

Thursday, November 12th
Attracting and Managing Purple Martins

Thursday, December 10th
Decorating with Greens, vines, and cones

Backyard Forestry is sponsored by State Forestry Services, New Jersey Forestry Association, and Rutgers Cooperative Extension.






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