BREAKING NEWS! Sixty percent of the funding has been secured to date. We seek organizational and individual support and welcome you or your organization to join us in making this vision a reality.
New Jersey Conservation Foundation (NJCF) has partnered with NAAC to assist with the transaction. The NJ Chapter of The Nature Conservancy is also a committed funding partner. The total cost for this project is approximately $875,000.
Native American Advancement Corp (NAAC), citizens of the Nanticoke Lenni Lenape Nation, will own and manage the property as a public Nature and Outdoor Education Center, expanding its capacity to deliver energy, soil, water, and air conservation training programs. This space will provide additional teaching areas to enhance local workforce development.
NAAC will operate programs incorporating ancient teaching, reintroducing Native American approaches. The programs they will offer at the new facility will serve the entire community, benefiting historically disadvantaged, racially diverse, and economically underserved populations.
Plans for pre-K-12 naturalist school programs, conservation programs for all ages, and wilderness survival schools are in development. Offerings will include indigenous skill-building, native plant education, innovative invasive species management techniques, hunter's safety, tracking, wildlife identification, wilderness first aid, living off the land, and stewardship education.
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To create opportunities for advancement for Native American citizens through climate training and employment.
Native American Advancement Corp (NAAC) seeks capital funding to purchase a property in Bridgeton, NJ. This property consists of 60 acres and an 8000 s.f. building.
With this capital purchase, NAAC will expand its energy, soil, water, and air conservation training programs. NAAC currently owns and operates a 3000 s.f. building in downtown Bridgeton, NJ, and utilizes a 15-acre personally owned farm that offers training services for current programs.
With this expansion, we will provide additional training areas, build new training partnerships, and offer land preservation and management to a well-deserved place. The main feature that NAAC offers is that the local Nanticoke Lenape Tribal Nation members operate the programs.
This training will incorporate ancient teaching in preservation in all areas mentioned above. Aligned with its core mission, Native American Advancement Corporation (NAAC) aims to deliver community enrichment with a 3-part Outdoor Education, Training & Resource Management strategy through a land purchase in Salem County that will serve the surrounding Delaware Valley.
Land Acquisition will prevent future development and immediately provide public access for hiking, bird watching, naturalist activities, and recreation, with over 65 acres of pristine woodlands and an existing structure that will serve as administration and classroom facilities.
NAAC plans to offer indigenous skill-building programs leveraging existing partnerships with State Agencies, Universities, and Conservation Organizations to lead workshops on hunter's safety, tracking/wildlife Identification, wilderness first aid, and living off the land.
These efforts will directly serve the public by increasing conservation awareness and allowing access to learning local Native American traditions that would otherwise remain community-based. Ultimately, the long-term goal will be to establish a public Nature Center that will host a series of conservation programs for All-Ages such as Native Plant Education, Naturalist school programs pre-K-12, and wilderness survival school to name a few.