Bergen-Passaic County Chapter 

Our chapter was formed about 10 years ago and in non-Covid times meets on the second Wednesday of every month (except July and August) at 7:30 p.m. at the headquarters of the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference in Mahwah. Co-leaders are Tom Bender, Vicky Katzman, and Elaine Silverstein, and you can reach us at

Our meetings usually consist of announcements, a guest speaker, and, during non-Covid times, refreshments and mingling. Our December meeting includes a holiday party and seed swap, and in June, we have an end-of-year party and a plant swap. We also hold some outdoor events on Sundays in spring and fall, such as get-togethers in members’ gardens or at local native plant gardens.

Our chapter is part of Habitat Helpers, the volunteer group that helps maintain the beautiful native plant garden at Trail Conference headquarters.

Tom Bender, Vicky Katzman, Elaine Silverstein


Audubon Center Garden October 2021, New York-New Jersey Trail Conference Garden


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