Become a Friend

Benefits of Membership

Memberships help support the mission and projects at Edwin B. Forsythe.

Members also receive the following benefits:

  • Newsletters
  • 10% discount at the Friends Gift Shop
  • Invitations to special events
  • Satisfaction in knowing you are helping protect wildlife and wild places while safeguarding a national treasure for future generations

Here are some of the projects that we have provided through your support:

  • In-school and at-refuge environmental education classes (Urban Bird series, etc)
  • Annual Children’s fishing contest (“Hooked on Fishing Not Drugs”)
  • Financial support for the Osprey Cam in partnership with Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ
  • Interpretive sign for historical Brigantine RR on Wildlife Drive
  • Interpretive panels for Forsythe In Art
  • Interpretive panels on deCamp Wildlife Trail
  • Financial sponsorship for the Jitney tours
  • Enviroscape – Coastal Ecosystems demonstration model
  • Binoculars and field guides to loan out to refuge visitors and new birders
  • Telescopes and interpretive signs on the Leeds Ecotrail boardwalk
  • Water bottle refilling station in Visitors Information Center (thousands of plastic bottles saved from waste!)
  • Refreshments for volunteers and visitors at refuge events such as cleanups, Evenings at Forsythe, etc.

Won’t you become a Friend? Just complete the form at the link below and pay on line. Or if you prefer, download a membership form and mail it with your check to the Friends of Forsythe.

Membership Levels

Diamondback Terrapin $15+
Piping Plover $25+
Brant $50+
Osprey $100+
Wood Duck $250+
Bald Eagle $500+


Every member is important and membership at any level is welcome.