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
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.

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
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.