The Friends of the Great Swamp
of southeastern New York State

FrOGS Calendar of Events

Second Annual Paddle for the Great Swamp

Saturday, May 16th, 2015 at 9:30 AM

Patterson Environmental Park

Join us for a paddle through the gorgeous Great Swamp! Put in at the Patterson Environmental Park and be met with prizes, food, fun, and festivities at the Green Chimneys' Pavilion.

Your entrance fee and sponsorship money will support FrOGS' conservation, education, and research programs.

Departing from Patterson Environmental Park: 9:30 AM to Noon. Paddle down the East Branch Croton River arriving for a Barbeque at Green Chimneys Beach. More details to come.

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Ice Pond Ramble

Saturday, May 30th, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Clough Preserve - Farm to Market Rd. - Patterson

Join Judy Moberg and Beth Herr for a "ramble" through the Clough Preserve to the shore of Ice Pond. Bring a camera, binoculars and lunch. Register by calling Judy 845-878-7740 or Beth 845-228-5635.

FrOGS Guided Canoe Trips in the Great Swamp

Sunday, May 31st, 2015 at 8:30 AM

Green Chimneys Beach

2 hour guided trips with a FrOGS Naturalist departing from Green Chimneys Beach at 8:30 AM, 10:45 AM, and 2:00 PM. FrOGS provides the canoes, paddles and life-vests and lifeguard. Pre-Registration is required as there is a fee.

Member adults: $ 27.00 / Member children (6-14yrs): $14.00
Non-Member adults: $32.00 / Non-member children (6-14 yrs): $16.00

Register by e-mailing Please put "Canoe Trip" in the subject line.

Butterfly Walk

Saturday, June 6th, 2015 at 10:30 AM

Nellie Hill Preserve (Nature Conservancy) - NYS Route 22 in Dover NY

Led by naturalist Bill Wallace. limited spots available and registration required. Contact