Who we are

The Friends of Forsyth Nature Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to support the Forsyth Nature Center and to foster and inspire the exploration and conservation of the natural world in and around our urban community.

The FFNC Board of Directors meets regularly throughout the year.  This group provides scholarships for the Junior Naturalists Program and participates in the Kingston Earth Fair and Expo and Boo at the Zoo. Each summer we host our Annual FFNC Membership Meeting.  The Fall Festival, held annually on Columbus weekend, is our primary fundraiser. All proceeds are dedicated to maintaining and improving the Forsyth Nature Center and its programs.


FNC Board Members

Chair Donna Seymour
Treasurer Dixon Onderdonk
Assistant Treasurer Gwenn McCann
Recording Secretary Cicily Wilson
Corresponding Secretary Leslie Carr
Merchandise Coordinator Kyla DeDea

2020 Board of Directors
Shawna-Marie Brown
Leslie Carr
Kim Connolly
Mark DeDea
Gwen McCann
Lauren McLaughlin
Julie Noble
Dixon Onderdonk
Donna Seymour
Cicily Wilson

Contact us

Friends of Forsyth Nature Center
P.O. Box 3923
Kingston N.Y. 12402

Forsyth Nature Center Caretaker, Mark DeDea

Kingston City Environmental Education and Sustainability Coordinator,
Julie Noble

Environmental Educator, KC Keegan-Twombly