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This 45-acre township-owned property offers a stream, forest, meadow, network of trails and a community nature center. They are ideal for you, your family or a school field trip.  We are located at 481 Drexel Avenue, Lawrence Township, NJ 08648.

The “Friends of the Lawrence Nature Center” is a community volunteer organization.   Please join us,we need your help and support!

For more information about the Lawrence Nature Center,  please contact the Lawrence Township Recreation Department at 609-844-7067,  go to www. lawrencetwp.com   or email lawrencenaturecenter@gmail.com


  • LNC Calendar
  • Download the Lawrence Nature Center Brochure.
  • Site Map and Information
    See the Brochure for a map of the Nature Center and Drexel Woods including trails.
  • Programs for all Ages
    Check announcements for upcoming events!
  • Download the Nature Coloring Book for a funfilled activity to enjoy nature and wildlife.
  • Where to Hike in Lawrence
    Use the guide to find local hiking trails.


The Friends of the Lawrence Nature Center (FLNC) meet at 7:00 pm on the second Wednesday of each month at the Nature Center. Please call the Lawrence Township Recreation Department at 609-844-7067 for schedule changes.

The LNC Education Committee meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Lawrence Nature Center. Check the attached for updates and details.

You can also reach the Friends of the Lawrence Nature Center and the LNC Education Committee by emailing: lawrencenaturecenter@gmail.com


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Board of directors

2017-2018 OFFICERS 
Pamela H. Mount, President 
David Bosted, Vice President 
Linda Townsend, Treasurer 
John Gaskins, Secretary 

2017-2018 Board Members
Teresita Bastides‐Heron
Nicholas  Bosted
Ann Demarais
John M. Dix
Virginia Tomat


Nancy Bergen , Superintendent of Recreation
Jeffrey Radice, Recreation Leader


The Annual Mother Nature Festival will be held on Saturday May 12. See the flyer for more details.

Summer 2018

The Lawrence Township Recreation Department will hold a summer camp at the Lawrence Nature Center. The flyer contains more details regarding this progam.



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please contact Steve Groeger. Web site design by Monica Zhou and Castle Haven.