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.
Paw Printindicates programs suitable for children
 
Sep
24
Sun
Gardenkeepers Work Day @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us to work in the gardens. Volunteers Needed! Visitor Center.

Sep
30
Sat
Fall Roadside Cleanup @ Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Oct
8
Sun
Fall Birding Identification … Migrants, Winter Residents, and Ducks — Second Sunday with Friends @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Oct 8 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Paw PrintVolunteer Corinne Errico will take us through the basics of bird identification followed by an optional walk to join The Big Sit and practice our skills. For all ages. Bring your binoculars or borrow ours. Visitor Center.

Oct
13
Fri
Garden Work Day @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join the GardenKeepers for fall cleanup in the gardens. No experience necessary. Visitor Center.

Nov
5
Sun
Gardenkeepers Work Day @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Nov 5 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for Fall garden cleanup and to put up the winter bird feeders. Visitor Center.

Nov
11
Sat
Volunteer Orientation @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Nov 11 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Learn about volunteer opportunities at Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Visitor Center.

Nov
12
Sun
Great Thicket—Our Newest National Wildlife Refuge — Second Sunday with Friends @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Nov 12 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Paw PrintJoin Refuge Biologist Dorothy Wells to learn more about this refuge in New York, created to protect the New England cottontail and other species that use thicket habitat. Visitor Center.