Around the Refuge

The Nature of Volunteering

Volunteers on the refuge - USFWS.

Volunteers are an integral part of Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge. Learn more about the type of work our volunteers do on the refuge and check out their latest newsletter on our Get Involved page.

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Visitor Activities

Boaters on the refuge at sunset  - USFWS.

There are activities at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge throughout the year including hunting, fishing (freshwater and saltwater), wildlife viewing, photography and environmental education. Learn more on our Visitor Activities page.

Visitor Activities

Public Presentations of New Hunt Plan

Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge announces that there will be two public presentations of the new hunt plan. The first presentation is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20th, at the Lacey Branch of the Ocean County Library, 10 East Lacey Road, Forked River, NJ. The second presentation is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 21st at refuge headquarters on 800 Great Creek Road, Oceanville, NJ. The refuge proposes opening new areas for hunting and adding squirrel and turkey seasons. Before a refuge can finalize new plans, it must allow for public comment.

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What's Happening

Friday Bird Walks

Refuge ranger with child looking through binoculars - USFWS.

Friday morning bird walks are cancelled during the summer months, and resume in September. Please call 609-652-1665 or check our Facebook page for updates.

Event page

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

Learn more about the NWRS