Your membership dollars and donations provide funds for public programs, to purchase equipment for use with classes and in conservation projects to improve habitat for wildlife and more.

Membership entitles you to

  • Invites to members-only events
  • Newsletter and special notices about refuge news
  • 10% discount at the Friends of Wallkill River Nature shop
  • Free admission to special programs
  • Voting privileges at the annual meeting
  • Benefit from a tax-deductible donation that supports your refuge

Annual Membership Levels:

Senior/Student $10
Individual $15
Family $25
Corporate/Business $100

One-year membership with automatic annual renewal or one-year renewals with automatic annual renewal can be made via PayPal:

Membership Options

If you prefer to mail in a new or renewal membership or individual donation, download a membership form & mail it with your check, payable to:

Friends of the Wallkill River NWR
1547 County Rd 565
Sussex, NJ 07461-4013

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Friends of Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Donations to the Friends are welcome and are tax-deductible. The Friends group is funded through tax-deductible donations, memberships, grants, and sales from the Friends Nature Store.
Individual one-time donations of any amount can now be made via PayPal:

If you prefer to mail in a donation, please make checks payable to Friends of Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge, and mail to 1547 County Route 565, Sussex, NJ 07461.

Wish List

If you have an item you would like to donate, please email FRIENDS PRESIDENT first to make arrangements. Below are some items we will accept for program use, used book sale, and field work at the refuge.

  • Field guides
  • Nature books
  • Work gloves
  • Clippers for pruning

Volunteer Opportunities

The Friends and the refuge have opportunities for people interested in contributing their time and talents and gain new experiences. Some of the possibilities include:

  • Program assistance – preparing for an event, helping during the event (greeting visitors, assisting with a children’s activity, leading a walk…)
  • Friends’ Gift Shop – assist with sales at the shop
  • Monitor wildlife – clean and check nest boxes for bluebirds and martins
  • Trail maintenance – check trails, trim vegetation, remove invasive species
  • Gardening – assist with weeding and planting

To learn more about the Friends of Wallkill River Refuge, call: 973-702-7266.