Get Involved



The refuge is trying to grow its volunteer base, both through encouraging participation in the friends group and in working directly with interested individuals. For more information, contact the friends group and/or refuge headquarters.

Read some of the experiences of our previous volunteers:

Friends Group

The Friends of Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge is an independent non-profit association founded in 2006. The operations and activities are managed by an all volunteer board of directors. The purpose of the Friends of Wallkill River is to support the mission of the Refuge through promotion of environmental stewardship, biological programs, environmental education, recreational activities, land acquisition and habitat management and enhancement. For more information, visit their website or contact: