|Puffin Foundation: Teaneck Creek Conservancy|
The Teaneck Creek Conservancy is a member-supported, non profit organization dedicated to the reclamation and protection of the environmental, cultural, and historical legacy of the Teaneck Creek watershed. The Puffin Foundation is proud to continue its support of the administrative and programmatic undertakings of the conservancy.
In 2001 an eclectic group of environmentalists, artists, and educators joined forces with the Puffin Foundation to rescue a small parcel of land in the southern most portion of Teaneck. Once a staging ground for the construction of the intersection of Routes 80 and 95, the land had been an unofficial dumpsite for nearly half a century. Refrigerators and old tires lay half-buried under mountains of broken concrete and asphalt.
Working with community leaders and the Bergen County Parks Department the founding team crafted a restoration plan driven by their passion to see something else for this humbled parcel of land. In 2006, after hundreds of hours of community meetings and thousands of hours of sweat equity, the Teaneck Creek Park emerged with over 1.3 miles of groomed trails, an Outdoor Classroom, and ecological art exhibits that make this oasis unlike any other. Teaneck Creek Park borders the main offices of the Puffin Foundation and many of the Conservancy's meetings and events are hosted by the Foundation.