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 Joy Reidenberg
Jana Seitz, Vice President Paul Rheingold
Amy Auton-Smith Loren Riegelhaupt
Jerry Balentine Meg Rodriguez
Cynthia Howard Paddy Vellone
Lynda Kaufman Ralph Vellone
Ed Piacente

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