Friends of Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge
Short Eared Owl

Donate to become a member of FoSGNWR and join our Community in helping to keep the Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge a safe and flourishing environment for wildlife.

Thank You 

Northern Harrier

Northern Harrier

Image © Susan Ward

From its start in 1903, the National Wildlife Refuge System has owed its very existence to concerned citizens eager to protect America's natural resources.

Some of these passionate citizens have focused their engagement in conservation through refuge Friends organizations, now totaling more than 200 across the country with an estimated 40,000 members.

Friends of Shawangunk  Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization with the unique distinction of having a mission to support the only National Wildlife Refuge in the Hudson Valley  and one of the largest Grassland habitats in the Northeastern United States.

You are crucial to the collective mission of the Refuge System to conserve and protect wildlife.

Our actions today determine the legacy we leave for tomorrow.


Friends of Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge

Scott Lenhart, President 

Susan Ward, Social Media Director

Clay Spencer, Treasurer