Welcome to the Friends of Forsythe Website.
The Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge is open 7 days a week from sunrise to sunset. Repairs to the Wildlife Drive, severely damage by Hurricane Sandy, are complete and the drive is open to visitors. The Boardwalk and all trails are also open.
The Visitor Information Center is open for visitors. Interactive displays are in place. For more information about the Visitor Information Center, click on the “Photo Gallery” tab on the home page. The Center’s hours are:
· Monday Through Friday: 10AM to 3PM
· Saturday and Sunday: 9AM to 4PM
The Nature Store, operated by the Friends of Forsythe, is located in the Visitor Information Center. It is open the same hours as the Center. There are many interesting items available for purchase. Our new “at the Refuge” tee shirts are now available in several colors and styles. All profits from Nature Store sales directly benefit Refuge programs.
The Ospreys have returned. There is a video camera monitoring one nest. It is active 24 hours a day. This project is a partnership of the Friends of Forsythe and Conserve Wildlife NJ. Nest activity is viewable on a monitor in the Visitor Information Center Gallery and on our website. Click on the Osprey Camera tab on the home page to watch our Ospreys raise their young.
A full recovery is a long way off and we need your help now to insure we will be able to enjoy all our refuge sites someday. Funding for debris removal and dike repair could come from President Obama's Request for Supplemental Funding for the National Wildlife Refuge System and you can help insure we get those funds.