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Get Involved with FERN
 Help FERN Answer the Call of Nature, Donate Today! 

With a $25 Donation you will instantly receive a free download for the FERN screensaver with beautiful pictures of the Long Island Pine Barrens.
Click here to Donate $25

To make a secure donation of any amount online, use this button:


Mail a check payable to Foundation For Ecological Research in the Northeast to:

Foundation For Ecological Research in the Northeast
PO Box 962
Upton, NY 11973
If the amount qualifies for a Free FERN screensaver, please include an address (email or snail mail) to send the screensaver to.
 Become a Board Member

Do you have great business skills?  Do you have a passion for the environment?  Do you want to make a difference? 
If so consider applying to become a board member at FERN.  We need people to help FERN grow and succeed into the future.  Requirements include attendance at board meetings (currently monthly, with summers off - looking to become quarterly), membership in at least one committee and attendance at most events.  If interested, please contact Tim Green, Chairman at 631-344-3091.

 Shop and Earn Money for FERN!

Earn money for FERN by shopping!
  Just visit FERN's Giveline Store.  If you spend $50 or more before Oct 31, you'll be in a drawing to win a $500 Giveline gift certificate and FERN will also get a $500 donation.  Consider Giveline for your online holiday shopping.  A portion of every sale will go to FERN. 

FERN Office Supply Wish List

  • Tri-fold brochure paper (preferably for a laser printer)
  • Stamps
  • HP #10 black cartridges
  • HP #11 yellow, cyan or magenta cartridges
  • Staples Gift Cards - even remainder amounts after you've made a purchase.
  • Gift cards (or small remainder amounts)  for any office supply stores

Your donations make a difference and are tax deductible.

Volunteers Needed

Do you love planning parties?  We need people who can help us plan and execute fun fundraising events.  If you are a professional party planner, time donated would be tax deductible! 

If you can't help plan the parties, perhaps you or your company could donate items for the silent auctions!

If you have a few hours a week or items to donate and are interested in helping us out, please email our office manager, Melanie Theisen at 631-344-5810.

Careers at FERN

Executive Director
- FERN is currently seeking an executive director.  This would be a new position that would work to take away much of the responsibility of the board.  The ED would be responsible for the office, fundraising, project management and the finances.  Please sent resume or CV with salary requirements to tgreen at

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