The Friends of Great Swamp NWR host a series of interesting, fun, and educational programs every month. Download the complete Calendar of Events for the current listings.
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Mar
3
Sat
Volunteer Orientation @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Mar 3 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Come and learn about volunteer opportunities at Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Visitor Center.

Mar
11
Sun
Registration Required: The Making of a Movie — Second Sunday with Friends @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Mar 11 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Paw PrintJoin Directory Scott Morris for a behind the scenes look at the making of the film Saving the Great Swamp. In celebration of the Refuge System’s 115th anniversary, there will be cake! Due to limited space, registration is required. Call 973-425-9510. Visitor Center.

Mar
24
Sat
Refuge Work Day @ Wildlife Observation Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Mar 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Paw PrintJoin us for Spring Cleanup at the Wildlife Observation Center (WOC). Bring lunch and stay for the WOC Volunteer Orientation at 1:00 pm.

WOC Volunteer Orientation @ Wildlife Observation Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Mar 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Volunteers are needed to staff the Wildlife Observation Center (WOC) by greeting visitors, recording wildlife sightings, and handing out Bird Bingo. It’s fun, easy and you’ll learn a lot. Join us to find out how you can get started volunteering. Wildlife Observation Center.

Mar
31
Sat
Spring Garden Work Day @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Mar 31 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for the first garden day of the season. No experience necessary. Visitor Center.

Apr
7
Sat
Fall Roadside Cleanup @ Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters
Apr 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Help pick up litter along Refuge Roads. Meet at Refuge Headquarters, 241 Pleasant Plains Road.

Apr
8
Sun
Second Sunday…With Friends: Celebrating Earth “Month” @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Apr 8 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Paw PrintEarth Month LogoCome share your ideas for Earth Month—What can we do at Great Swamp? What can you do at home? Interactive Panel Presentation. For all ages. Visitor Center.

Apr
11
Wed
Garden Work Day @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for some spring garden cleanup. Visitor Center.

Apr
12
Thu
Invasive Species Control Work Day @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Apr 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Make a difference! Help control invasive plant species. Volunteer work days on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays each month through September. Meet at Visitor Center.

Apr
26
Thu
Invasive Species Control Work Day @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Make a difference! Help control invasive plant species. Volunteer work days on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays each month through September. Meet at Visitor Center.