Standing in a mile-a-minute infestation.

Friends Group

There is not a specific Friends Group for Morton Refuge. Instead The Friends of Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge help support education and biological efforts on all refuge complex lands. This group supports:

  • the primary purposes of the refuge: for use as an inviolate sanctuary for migratory birds, for the protection and enhancement of natural resources and for the conservation of endangered and/or threatened species;
  • wildlife-dependent recreational and educational activities that enhance and further the primary purpose of the refuge; and
  • foster cooperative and mutually productive relationships between the refuge and adjacent communities.

FOW is responsible for the running of the Nature Store at the visitor center at Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge in Shirley, NY.

They can be reached at: 

A list of our partners 

  • South Fork Audubon