Palmyra Cove Nature Park (PCNP) is a 250-acre urban oasis along a highly developed area on the Delaware River. Habitats include wetlands, woodlands, meadows, wild creek and river shoreline, and a freshwater Tidal Cove after which the park is named.
The Institute for Earth Observations at Palmyra Cove is a STEM educational initiative for students and teachers that studies Planet Earth. This is a unique and engaging facility where experiences can be shared…and innovative collaboration begins!


Volunteers are needed throughout the year for various projects like Beach Cleanup and to maintain the award-winning
Nectar Gardens. See how you can get involved at Palmyra Cove Nature Park/Institute for Earth Observations!

Award-Winning Nectar Gardens

Palmyra Cove has several garden areas around the building and in the park.

The Nectar Gardens are a volunteer project to experiment in drought-tolerant and deer-resistant plants for nectar feeder bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.

Thanks to a group of dedicated volunteers, these plants have flourished for many years. The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society recognized these gardens for outstanding maintenance of their public planting and for improving the quality of life through horticulture.

Would you like to help volunteer in our gardens?    Contact John Moore, Executive Director, (856) 829-1900,

Click here to see a list of the plants and their proper names and come visit the gardens in person!

Beach Clean-ups

With daily tides, it is nearly impossible to keep the shores clean of debris from the Delaware River.  We count on volunteer groups and individuals to help with this task.  Check our Calendar for the next scheduled clean-up, or contact us about bringing a group on your own!