Friends of Forsythe
Friends of Forstythe is an organization that works closely with the U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service at the Refuge. It is a a non-profit, 501(c)3, tax-exempt corporation. The Friends's office is located in the Visitor Information Center adjacent to the parking lot at the entrance to the Refuge.
The Friends of Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge invites individuals to join. You can serve on the Board of Directors, assist as members of Advisory Committees, work in the Visitor Information Center and Nature Store, or provide your support by being a member.
Friend’s members are the bridge between the Refuge and the community and contribute to its future. Please share your interest and experience. Help create the direction of Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge. The Friends meet the second Thursday of the month at 5:00 p. m., September through June. No meetings are held in July and August. If you would like to volunteer your service and time, or for more information, please contact Sandy Perchetti, Refuge Volunteer Coordinator, at 609-652-1665, Extension 19.
Friends of Forsythe Nature Store is now open. It is located in the Visitor Information Center.The hours are:
The Nature Store stocks books, T-shirts, "TR Bear" teddy bear, and other nature related items. Many new products are being offered this year. Check out the new line just for kids!! Don’t forget—your purchase helps the Friends with their on-going support of the refuge.
Forgot your bird book?! Can't find your binoculars?! No problem! The Friends has a loaner program for just these situations. Ask the volunteer at the Nature Store in the Visitor Information Center.
Funds raised through sales go to support various projects to help the Refuge. Educational programs are provided to help the public to better understand and support the Refuge. Funds are contributed for:
Becoming a "Friend" will keep you advised of ongoing activities, new opportunities to help, plus updates on the status of development plans for new facilities.
For more information call or write: (609) 652-1665. Extension 21