Quogue Wildlife Refuge

aka Quogue Wildlife Refuge   |   Quogue, NY   |  www.quoguewildliferefuge.org

Mission

The Quogue Wildlife Refuge is a Non-Profit Nature Preserve, Wildlife Refuge and Education Center located in Quogue, NY. We house over a dozen injured/non-releasable native wildlife and have over 7 miles of nature trails through diverse habitats including forests and ponds, as well as the ecologically rare Dwarf Pines in the Pine Barrens. Our mission is to serve as a responsible land steward of the Refuge property and its natural resources, while promoting, implementing, and supporting environmental education. Our philosophy is to inspire people to care for the environment by providing experiences that lead them to understand their connection to the natural world, to maintain this planet for us and other living things.

Ruling year info

1985

Executive Director

Mr. Michael Nelson

Assistant Director

Mrs. Marisa Nelson

Main address

PO Box 492

Quogue, NY 11959 USA

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EIN

23-7108469

NTEE code info

Professional Societies & Associations (C03)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Quogue Wildlife Refuge (QWR) aims to serve as the steward to the Refuge property and to engage the public through environmental education, and conservation programming. The property consists of over seven miles of maintained trails which traverse diverse habitats including wetlands, forests and ponds, as well as the ecologically rare Dwarf Pines in the Pine Barrens. The QWR protects and manages these lands while utilizing them for educational programming geared towards people of all ages. In addition to educational programming, the Refuge houses and cares for permanently injured wildlife who are unable to survive in the wild.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Summer Ecology Program

The children’s Summer Field Ecology Program consists of nine one-week explorations of the Quogue Wildlife Refuge and surrounding areas.

This summer marks the 49th Anniversary of the Summer Ecology Program at the Refuge. Through hands-on, intense exploration the children will learn a few of nature’s secrets, and the importance of the natural world. Our goal is to instill greater knowledge and respect for the earth, and its inhabitants. We hope these lessons will be carried with them throughout their lives.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Hours of volunteer service

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Community service hours by adult volunteers, high school and college students!

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The goal of the Quogue Wildlife Refuge is to maintain and protect the Refuge property while also engaging the public through environmental education. Our goal is to reach as many individuals as possible to educate about the local environment and native wildlife, and ultimately to spread knowledge about being mindful of our daily actions and how they impact the environment on both a local and global scale.

The Quogue Wildlife Refuge has offered over 300 educational programs this year, and through them has reached over 10,000 individuals. Our audience continues to grow through collaborations with local media, and our ever expanding social media audience.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Quogue Wildlife Refuge

Board of directors
as of 10/6/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Tom Casey

Long Island Pine Barrens Society

Anthony Bonner

Sea Level Construction

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/25/2019

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/25/2019

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.