The Friends of the Great Swamp
of southeastern New York State

Friends of the Great Swamp (FrOGS)

The Friends of the Great Swamp are volunteers and neighbors who have been working to preserve the swamp since 1990. It has a Board of Directors that meets once a month throughout the year to discuss the issues of concern and guide the activities of the organization.

The mission of the organization is to undertake activities to preserve, protect and promote the functions and integrity of the Great Swamp wetland and its upland watersheds in Putnam and Dutchess Counties, New York. This mission is pursued through:

  1. Research
  2. Education
  3. Community action and partnerships with others to preserve and protect the swamp

The strength of FrOGS is the active, dedicated volunteers and citizen scientists who organize and run the activities and events, conduct the research, and speak on behalf of the Great Swamp.

Besides knowing that they are helping to preserve one of the last great places, members receive the FrOGS newsletter, a perennial favorite.

Learn how YOU can become a friend of the Great Swamp through your donations and by volunteering your time.

scenes from the annual FrOGS-sponsored canoe trip on the Great Swamp