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The Friends of Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge (FOW) is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to the enduring protection, management and appreciation of Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge and its environs.

FOW Newsletter

May 2013



FOW Membership

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2013 Dues

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10% Membership Merchandise Discount

FOW Visitor Center Nature Store


***  NEW  ***

Free FOW Water Bottle with New Memberships

(while supplies last)



Soaring to New Heights A Guide to Creating a Sustainable Friends/Refuge Collaboration



Visitor Center Presentation




Carmans River Conference Presentation

Presentations    Flyer


Birding Walk w/ Ernie Lewis

Video Clip



Long Island NWR Complex


LI Complex on FaceBook


Brookhaven Village Association


NWR Carmans River Canoe Trip


  Friends Forward

US Firsh & Wildlife Services





Long Island Refuge Complex Visitor Center 


Visitor Center   - Monday - Saturday, 8:00 - 4:00

Refuge (Trails)  - Monday - Sunday, Sunrise - 4:00

Nature Store     - Monday - Saturday, 9:00 - 4:00

Welcome Cabin - Sunday - 12:00 - 2:00



FOW Nature Store


See Nature Store Items - Examples


  Latest News


Carmans River Canoe/Kayak


Open for Rentals

8:00am to 5:00 pm                7 days a week




Wertheim Programs  - January to June 2014

Select the links below to view the new up and coming programs at Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge. Please note some of these excursions are for members only or may require reservations. Your continuing support helps us provide all of these educational and exciting programs throughout the year. 

See Wertheim  Programs - April to June

See Wertheim Programs - January to March

  Get Involved - FOW Volunteers Needed


FOW needs volunteers for the following tasks,


Membership, Fundraising, Publicity, Web Site Support, Programs (Canoe Trips, Birding Walks, etc.), Nature Store Coordinators, and more.  See Flyer for more information.


Please contact Claire Goad (cagoad@verizon.net) to volunteer.


  Refuge Volunteers Wanted - 2014


Please contact Jody DeMeyere (jody_DeMeyere@fws.gov  or 631-286-0485 x2131) to volunteer.   See Flyer.

  • Visitor Center Greeter and Nature Store Volunteer

  • Special Event Volunteer

  • Invasive Species Control Volunteer

  • Beach Clean Up Volunteer

  • Volunteer Landscaper/Trail Maintenance

  • Volunteer Photographer




Long Island Hiking Trailsrong>

Rich Weissmann's article in The Village News from Bellport.com - "Hiking On Long Island" column; Feb. 2013.  >> Article     


Schoolyard Habitat

Project Guide - News Bulletin   >> Information



2013 FOW Dues Dues


Join / Renew FOW


10% Merchandise Discount at the

FOW Visitor Center Nature Store


              One-year Membership

                  Friend (Single)            $   15

                  Family                         $   20

                 Non-Profit Org.           $   50

                 Corporate                   $ 100

                 White Oak                   $ 250

              Life-Time Membership

                 Osprey (Unlimited)      $ 500


Please provide your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address for each person in family.   Send check to the address below OR pay online using your credit card or PayPal.



Refuge Walking Trails


White Oak


The While Oad Trail is the original 1.5 or 3 mile loop.  The Black Tupelo Trail now connects to the White Oak Trail.



Black Tupelo Trail

Over three additional miles of hiking trails with two new observation platforms overlooking the Carmans River.


Both Trails are Both Trails are wheel-chair accessible.


See Rich Weissmann's article in The Village News from Bellport.com - "Hiking On Long Island" column; April 11, 2011

 >> Article 



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