Friends of Outer Island

We are citizens from all walks of life with an interest in protecting the environment and serving the public.  Visit, donate, or volunteer to be a Friend of Outer Island.

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Our Mission is to:

- Preserve the natural resources of Outer Island

- Provide environmental education and wildlife dependent recreation

- Assist with maintenance and improvement of island facilities

   All facilities at Outer Island are closed for the season

     May 2020

Training for new volunteers on Outer Island

Saturday, May 16

    PAST EVENTS

Friends of Outer Island Event at the Yale Peabody Museum

Friends of Outer Island will again be hosting a table at the Peabody Museum in New Haven to promote Outer Island and the McKinney Refuge during the Peabody's celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Friends of Outer Island members will be welcoming museum visitors on Sunday, Jan 19, 12pm-4pm and Monday, Jan 20, 10am-4pm.

Friends of Outer Island Annual Picnic

Saturday, September 14, 3:00PM - 6:00PM

Come one, come all to our annual season-ending celebration on the island. We will provide the burgers, dogs, and libations, and you're welcome to bring a side or dessert.

Guided Paddling Tour of McKinney Refuge

On Saturday, September 14, Friends of Outer Island, in cooperation with the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge, will be sponsoring a free guided paddling tour of approximately 3.5 miles round trip, down the peaceful waters of the Menunketesuck River and into Gatchen Creek. Participants will meet at 9:30 at the Kirtland Landing boat launch.

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