Friends of the Great Swamplast updated: July 2014

Friends of the Great Swamp is a community group comprised of concerned citizens, public agencies, and local businesses and organizations. Since 1990, it has been an active voice for protection of the functions, values and integrity of the Great Swamp. FrOGS is organized into three committees -- scenic and research, education and tourism, and steering -- all of which work together to collect and share information, promote education programs, encourage wise land-use decisions, and assist in watershed protection planning.

The mission of the organization is to undertake activities "to conserve, protect, and promote the functions, values and integrity of the Great Swamp wetland and its watersheds in Putnam and Dutchess Counties, New York". FrOGS' mission is pursued through:

  • environmental education in both formal and non-formal settings
  • fostering scientific research
  • working towards conservation land use planning with land owners and local governments
  • supporting sustainable use of the Swamp and its watershed for recreation and other life enhancing values.

Contact Friends of the Great Swamp

Contact Friends of the Great Swamp

P.O. Box 373
Pawling, New York  12564
Phone: (845) 855-1917


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Dutchess County, New York
  • Putnam County, New York

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