Friends of the Great Swamp is a community group comprised of concerned citizens, public agencies, and local businesses and organizations. Since 1990, it has been an active voice for protection of the functions, values and integrity of the Great Swamp. FrOGS is organized into three committees — scenic and research, education and tourism, and steering — all of which work together to collect and share information, promote education programs, encourage wise land-use decisions, and assist in watershed protection planning.

The Great Swamp — covering over 6,000 acres — is one of the largest freshwater wetlands in New York State. Situated in New York’s eastern Putnam and Dutchess Counties, the Great Swamp and its 63,000-acre watershed stretch 20 miles through the towns of Southeast, Patterson, Pawling and Dover.