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Nature Center


The Buttinger Nature Center is temporarily closed in preparation for the upcoming construction of our new environmental and education center. All of our education programs and activities, including Watershed Nature Camp, are operating throughout our construction phase.

Our Nature Shop is also open on a limited basis, including during Watershed Nature Camp. New for Spring 2014 – we are selling delicious, locally produced honey, from Yellow Bee Apiaries in Lawrenceville. Give us a call or visit to purchase a jar!

The new center will increase our program capacity by more than doubling our available space, provide teaching and research facilities to increase the rigor and sophistication of our scientific and educational curriculum, and model innovative behaviors and technologies to reduce energy and water consumption and restore environmental health.

Click here to learn more about our new facility, and our plans to become an inspiring model for how we can all live more environmentally responsible lives!



Plein Air Painting Workshop

Saturday, September 20, 10:00AM - 2:00PM, 16yo - Adult, $50 members/$60 non-members

An exciting outdoor workshop at the Watershed Reserve, conducted by Arts Council of Princeton instructor Ray Brown! Explore the art and conquer the challenge of painting natural light through the use of oils, acrylics or watercolors. Includes a Naturalist-led hike on the trails. Register through ACP, 609-924-8777 or

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Volunteer at the ‘Shed

Discover the many ways you can help at the Reserve. We have volunteer opportunities available in many different capacities. Are you good at event planning? Clearing trails? Conducting scientific research? Or are you looking for a corporate work day for you and your coworkers? Click here to learn more and complete a volunteer application..


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