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Ringwood's Weis Center Needs Help After Tree Wrecks Roof

A tree fell on the main building of the Weis Center.
A tree fell on the main building of the Weis Center. Photo Credit: Facebook/Weis Center
Funds are needed for to help cover the cost of repairs at the main building at the Weis Center.
Funds are needed for to help cover the cost of repairs at the main building at the Weis Center. Photo Credit: Facebook/Weis Center
An insurance claim was filed for the damage caused by the fallen tree but the deductible is $5,000.
An insurance claim was filed for the damage caused by the fallen tree but the deductible is $5,000. Photo Credit: Facebook/Weis Center
The main building at the new Weis Ecology Center.
The main building at the new Weis Ecology Center. Photo Credit: Facebook/Weis Ecology Center

RINGWOOD, N.J. -- Everybody's favorite ecology center nestled in the highlands needs the community's help after a giant tree fell through its roof last week.

The New Weis Center for Education, Arts & Recreation is calling on its supporters and friends for an emergency appeal, its Facebook says.

The roof of the main building was damaged, as well as the roof on the one story addition in the rear of the building.

The center is submitting an insurance claim but needs assistance covering the $5,000 deductible.

The facility on Snake Den Road reopened June 11, 2016 after being closed by the NJ Audubon in 2012.

Now under the governance of the nonprofit Highlands Nature Friends, the 150-acre property is again offering kids' classes and summer camp as well as community education and outdoor programming for all ages.

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