Welcome to the Friends of Great Swamp NWR Website

Our independent, non-profit organization is committed to protecting and supporting Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. The 8,000 acre Refuge, located in Morris County, New Jersey, provides excellent recreational opportunities for visitors as well as protecting valuable habitat for wildlife. Look here for upcoming events, things to do, and ways you can help.


Celebrating 20 Years of Volunteer Service
Friends of Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
1999 – 2019

Upcoming Events

Apr
25
Thu
Volunteer Opportunity: Invasive Species Control Work Day
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

INVASIVE SPECIES CONTROL WORK DAY.  Make a difference! Help control invasive plant species. Visitor Center.

Apr
27
Sat
Fishing Derby @ Southard Park
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Reels on Wheels fishing trailer will be at Southard Park, Bernards Township for a free fishing event for kids, with refuge staff and volunteers.

May
9
Thu
Volunteer Opportunity: Invasive Species Control Work Day
May 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

INVASIVE SPECIES CONTROL WORK DAY.  Make a difference! Help control invasive plant species. Visitor Center.

May
11
Sat
Volunteer Opportunity: Garden Work Day
May 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

GARDEN WORK DAY.  Join us to work in the gardens. No experience necessary. Visitor Center.

Volunteer Opportunity: Volunteer Orientation
May 11 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

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

May
12
Sun
Second Sunday…with Friends: All About Bluebirds
May 12 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

ALL ABOUT BLUEBIRDS. With volunteer Leo Hollein. Indoor presentation followed by a peek inside an active bluebird nest box. Visitor Center.

Photo: Carole Wilmot

 

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Download the Event Calendar: April 2019 – June 2019
(PDF – Adobe Reader required)

Recent Bird Sightings

Click on the Great Swamp NWR link in the top right corner below to go to the eBird website. There you can look at the data in more detail.

Previous news stories can be found here.

See more photos on the
Great Swamp NWR Flickr page.