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Friends of Reinstein Woods

What is Friends of Reinstein Woods and what does it do?

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Friends of Reinstein Nature Preserve, Inc., now known as Friends of Reinstein Woods, is a volunteer-led, nonprofit organization that supports the environmental education programs offered by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation at Reinstein Woods. We provide vital financial and volunteer support for programs aimed at school children, teachers, youth from underserved neighborhoods, and the general public. We also support stewardship projects designed to protect and restore the natural habitats at Reinstein Woods.

The Mission of Friends of Reinstein is to promote knowledge of nature through awareness, appreciation, and stewardship of the unique and diverse environment of Reinstein Woods and its programs.

Benefits of Membership

Members receive:

  • one free snowshoe or ski rental annually, and discounts off additional rentals
  • discounts on special programs
  • members-only programs
  • an e-newsletter
  • discounts at other participating nature centers
  • an annual clothing coupon, and
  • voting rights at the annual membership meeting.

Friends of Reinstein offers a grandparents' membership, which includes two grandparents and up to four grandchildren (per visit for snowshoe/ski rental).

Funds raised through membership dues help to support volunteer and educational programs at Reinstein Woods.

How to Become a Member

Membership forms and more information are available on the Friends' website.


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