• Seek Sanctuary Photo Contest Our winners have been announced. Click to view.

  • Edith Read Wildlife Sanctuary See how you can join us to preserve this majestic piece of Westchester County, New York.

  • The “Friends” We actively protect the Wildlife Sanctuary and its inhabitants 365 days a year. Become a "Friend".

  • Our Gallery Browse our gallery of events to see exquisite shots from local photographers. Prepare to be amazed!

Photo Contest Notecards

NEW! We have created beautiful notecards from the winning photos in our 2019 Seek Sanctuary Photo Contest. You can purchase set of 12 blank notecards (2 of each winning shot) for just $20

Our Mission

The Friends of Read Wildlife Sanctuary is dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary.

Our Vision

  • The FRWS will support its mission through:
  • Wildlife conservation and studies
  • Habitat restoration
  • Educational programs for adults and children
  • Trail and park maintenance
  • Advocacy efforts to guide the County's stewardship of the property
  • Volunteer efforts


The Friends of Read Wildlife Sanctuary, Inc. (FRWS), is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization, run by volunteers, and funded primarily by membership dues. The Friends work to supplement the county's support of the Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary, a 179-acre Westchester County nature preserve located on the shore of Long Island Sound along a migratory flyway in Rye, NY.