Friends of Read Wildlife Sanctuary (FRWS) memberships last for a full year from January 1 through December 31, regardless of the date you become a member. FRWS Members receive a reusable bar-coded parking pass that allows passage through Playland's toll gates. Renewal notices are issued in late October, early November for the following calendar year. If you renew after 10/1, your membership will be active through 12/31 of the following year. If you renew prior to 10/1, your membership will expire on 12/31 of that year.

Please note that it takes approximately two weeks to process a membership application and to send to you a parking pass. Existing members will have their parking passes renewed remotely; there is no need to request a new parking pass.

Donations of any amount are welcome, and are used to support wildlife management, conservation, and educational programs.


  • Student/Individual membership $20
  • Family membership $50
  • Group (Recommended for non-profit groups or organizations, and anyone feeling generous!) $100
  • Benefactor (Recommended for small businesses, and anyone feeling very generous!) $250
  • Donations of higher amounts are always welcome and very much appreciated.

To become a member or to donate to the Sanctuary, simply fill out the form, select type of membership, amount and click submit. You will be taken to PayPal to finalize your transaction. Your generous support is very much appreciated and will be put to good use supporting our wildlife management, conservation, and educational missions.

Would you like to join a Committee?

We have a number of active committees for our members to get involved. Some of our activities include grounds upkeep, advocacy, or fund raising. If you have an idea – tell us, Please fill out the adjacent form and let us know what you think.

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If you prefer to download the membership form instead of completing online, please click here. Once complete please mail to Treasurer, Friends of Edith Read Wildlife Sanctuary, PO Box 548, Rye, NY 10580. We will process your renewals and new memberships. Please allow 2 weeks to receive your gate pass.

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