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Forest Resource Education Center
495 Don Conner Blvd Jackson, New Jersey 08527

Office (732) 928-2360 Fax (732) 928-8472

FREC History

FREC in Snow
The Jackson property first opened in 1982 as the NJ Tree Nursery which grows seedlings for reforestation across New Jersey.


Interpretive CenterIn 1995, the FREC offered their first interpretive program, "Seeds to Trees" which engages students in the work and care it takes to grow a seed into a tree and is still offered today along with a number of other interpretive programs.

In 2003, a interpretive center was completed. The exhibit area of the interpretive center features sections on forest succession, wildlife, tree seeds, forestry tools, forest fire, and pruning.

Mandy DiMartino, Communications Manager
(732) 928-0936

Rick Dutko, Facilities Manager
(732) 928-0987

Lynn Zapata , Administrative Assistant 
(732) 928-2360

Christina Yuncza, Communications
(732) 928-2360

McDuffy Barrow, Naturalist
(732) 928-2360

Roger Smith, Naturalist
(732) 928-2360

Candace Lillie, Naturalist
(732) 928-2360

Jane Mattson, Volunteer Coordinator
(732) 928-2360

Jessica Aleman, Facilities Assistant
(732) 928-2360





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