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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Nov
25
Sat
Annual Turkey Walk @ Bluebird Parking Lot on Pleasant Plains Road
Nov 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Turkey WalkPaw PrintBack by popular demand. Join us as we walk off that Thanksgiving turkey on an informal walk into the Management Area, normally closed to the public. Walk is 1-1/2 mile round-trip on a service road, not suitable for young children or strollers. Meet at the Bluebird Parking Lot, 197 Pleasant Plains Road, Harding Township NJ.

Jan
27
Sat
Volunteer Orientation @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Jan 27 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

We need more volunteers! Especially greeting visitors in the Helen C. Fenske Visitor Center. Come learn about the many volunteer opportunities at Great Swamp NWR. Visitor Center.

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
18
Sun
Spring Woodcock Walk @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Mar 18 @ 6:30 pm

Paw PrintWatch and listen to the elaborate mating displays of the American woodcock. Indoor pro-gram followed by a guided walk on Pleasant Plains Road. Program and walk led by volunteer Pete Axelrod. Dress warmly. Visitor Center.

Mar
22
Thu
Spring Woodcock Walk @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Mar 22 @ 6:30 pm

Paw PrintWatch and listen to the elaborate mating displays of the American woodcock. Indoor pro-gram followed by a guided walk on Pleasant Plains Road. Program and walk led by volunteer Pete Axelrod. Dress warmly. 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.