What we Sponsor

Sponsored Programs

The DNC sponsors numerous programs to bring residents of Demarest and the surrounding areas into closer contact with wildlife and the natural world.

Programs have varied, including lectures on native plants, family hikes, maple syrup making, bird counts, and children’s scavenger hunts. 
  • Lectures on native plants
  • Family hikes
  • Maple syrup making
  • Bird watching and counting
  • Birdhouse building
  • Children's scavenger hunts
  • Mushroom foraging walk
  • Canoe day
  • Demarest Summer Recreational Program
  • Demarest Day
  • Oktoberfest
  • Photo Contest

Local outdoor activities have been held at

  • Nature Center
  • Wakelee Field
  • Various school grounds
  • At the Duck Pond

Popular Annual Activities

Birdhouse and Feeder Building Sessions

Canoe Day

Nature Walks

Photo Contest in DNC

Annual Oktoberfest

In addition to public and school events and the development and maintenance of the grounds of the Nature Center, the Association provides subscriptions of nature and environmentally oriented publications to the Demarest Public Library.

It also makes occasional grants to the library for the purchase of environmentally oriented publications and videos. Scholarship awards have also been made to graduating seniors interested in the environmental sciences.

DNC News

Reasons to Leash Your Dog

It’s a great good neighbor policy, preventing your dog from trespassing on the neighbor’s property during your walk. It also keeps your dog from jumping on people you encounter, ensuring that your dog has the chance of being properly introduced.

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