About The Edith G. Read Sanctuary

The Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary is a 179-acre wildlife sanctuary adjacent to Rye Playland, in Rye, NY. The sanctuary features a shoreline on Long Island Sound, Manursing Lake, salt-marsh wetland, trails through a deciduous forest, a bamboo grove, and fields of native grasses and wildflowers. The National Audubon Society has acknowledged the sanctuary as an Important Bird Area. The sanctuary’s nature center building has nature exhibits and a bird viewing window, and a setting for educational programs. Learn more about the history of the Sanctuary

Current Board Members

Michael Kaufman, President Paul Rheingold
Jana Seitz, Vice President Meg Rodriguez
Jerry Balentine Cynthia Howard
Ed Piacente Paddy Vellone
Joy Reidenberg Ralph Vellone

Would you like to serve on the Board of Directors?

If you are interested in becoming more active in the organization and would like to serve on the Board of Directors please let us know. We encourage you to join one of our monthly meetings held every second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Sanctuary Nature Center.

Please let us know if you will be joining us at an upcoming meeting, send an email, to the president@friendsofreadwildlifesanctuary.org .  If you are interested in being considered for a Board Member, please complete this form and send to the president@friendsofreadwildlifesanctuary.org

School groups are scheduled as time permits. To schedule a school group visit or if you would like more information on our programs, please contact the Curator, Michael Gambino at (914) 967-8720 or fill out our form on the curators corner page.