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.


FFNC Board Members

Chair Joanne Arcadipane
Treasurer Gwenn McCann
Assistant Treasurer Dixon Onderdonk
Recording Secretary Cicily Wilson
Corresponding Secretary Anna Brett
Merchandise Coordinator Kyla DeDea

2023 Board of Directors
Joanne Arcadipane
Anna Brett
Kim Connolly
Kyla DeDea
Mark DeDea
Cheryl James
Gwenn McCann
Johnny Moore
Dixon Onderdonk
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