At its Petty’s Island Preserve, the New Jersey Natural Lands Trust has contracted with New Jersey Audubon to develop and provide environmental education programs and stewardship activities.

Petty’s Island is one of 23 environmental education centers that have joined forces as the Alliance for Watershed Education (Alliance) based upon a shared mission to collectively increase and enhance constituent appreciation, knowledge, and stewardship of the Delaware River watershed. The Delaware River is the longest undammed river east of the Mississippi, and its watershed stretches all the way into upstate New York, providing clean drinking water for more than 15 million people – that’s nearly 5% of the entire United States’ population! The Delaware River watershed provides important ecological habitats to a multitude of species, and provides recreation for cyclists, hikers, paddlers and other outdoor enthusiasts. We encourage you to join us at Petty’s Island to Explore. Enjoy. Engage.

Funding for New Jersey Audubon’s programming is generously provided by the William Penn Foundation. CITGO, as the current owner of the island, supports and encourages education and stewardship efforts. For its programming and stewardship on Petty’s Island, New Jersey Audubon teams with the Delaware Riverkeeper Network and Cooper River Watershed Association. Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority supplies on-the-ground support for shoreline cleanups.

More information about the New Jersey Natural Lands Trust’s Petty’s Island Preserve can be found HERE

Petty’s Island is Currently Restricted

Due to active site operations, access to Petty’s Island is restricted.  No unauthorized people may enter the island, by land or water, at any time.  All guests attending a scheduled program on the island must be pre-registered – No Exceptions.  Please see the Upcoming Events for program and registration information. Thank you for your cooperation.

Center upcoming events

Oct 02

Petty’s Island Field Photography Workshop

October 2 @ 6:30 am - 9:30 am
Oct 09

Petty’s Island Fall Shoreline Clean Up

October 9 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Things To Do

  • Guided Programs Only
    • Nature Study
    • Community Clean Up
    • Hiking

Staff & Personnel

Kelly Wenzel
Project Director – Urban Education & Outreach

Christine Whorton
Teacher-Naturalist – Urban Education

Contact Us

36th Street and Harrison Ave
Pennsauken Township, NJ

[email protected]

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