The Friends of Eastern Neck operate on a volunteer and donation basis, meaning it is our dedicated volunteers, members, and supporters who make our work possible. Because of this, we are always looking for new people to welcome to the Friends. Volunteers and members alike often become Friends board members, Friends committee chairs, or help purchase equipment for the Refuge. All and every form of help is welcome.
Annual membership brings you quarterly newsletters, invitations to special events at the Refuge, and a 10% discount at the bookstore/gift shop located in the lodge.
Tundra Swan | $500
Blue Heron | $250
Eagle | $100
Patron | $50
Friend | $25
The Friends of Eastern Neck is a 501(c)(3) organization. Memberships and donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Memberships may be paid by PayPal at the level required by clicking on the appropriate “Buy Now” button below. We are sorry that credit card payments cannot be accepted at present.
You can become a member by sending a check to Friends of Eastern Neck, P.O. Box 450, Rock Hall, MD 21661. Please include a check payable to Friends of Eastern Neck, Inc. for your chosen level of membership. Please write “new member” or “membership renewal” in the notes section of the check. You may also fill in the online form so that we have your contact information and know that your check is on the way.
If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]
Our volunteers help support the objectives for Eastern Neck set forth by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service by participating in the following activities:
Birding – lead bird walks and maintain birdhouses
Gardening – maintain the gardens, especially the Butterfly Garden and Bayscaped garden at the Cape Chester House
Cleanups – remove debris and trash from trails, beaches, and marshes
Trail Maintenance – mow grass, construct decks, boardwalks, and paths
Surveys/Monitoring – collect data about waterfowl, invasive species etc
Hunting and Fishing – assist with the seasonal programs hosted by the refuge (deer, turkey hunts, and youth fishing events)
Special projects – develop and assist special projects e.g. bluebird nesting box rehabilitation and survey
You can also support the Friends of Eastern Neck by making a one-time donation online or by check. Click the “Donate” button to donate online by PayPal. If you would like to write a check payable to Friends of Eastern Neck, Inc., you can mail it to P.O. Box 450, Rock Hall, MD 21661.