Friends of the Waquoit Bay Reserve

The Friends of the Waquoit Bay Reserve is the non-profit Friends Group of the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Their mission is to support the research, education and stewardship programs of the Reserve. The Friends’ provide volunteer, communication, and financial assistance to the Reserve and its staff. While helping with the Reserve’s many programs, members make new friends, have fun, and make an important contribution to our community.

We couldn’t do what we do without the tremendous support by our volunteers, and financial contributions to support our programs.

Projects & Partnerships

Beach Clean-up

Friends of the Waquoit Bay Reserve and volunteers participated in the annual MA CZM Annual CoastSweeps coastal clean-up at South Cape Beach State Park.

Osprey Platform Replacement

Friends of the Waquoit Bay Reserve, Friends of the Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge volunteers, and Reserve staff  worked together replace a failing Osprey nest at South Cape Beach State Park in the fall of 2023.

Eagle Scout – Troup 38 Project

Dalton Watring, Troupe 38 of North Falmouth recently completed his Eagle Scout community service project at South Cape Beach State Park. Dalton and his group of volunteers built and installed an informational kiosk at the head of the Dead Neck Trail in the Bayberry Parking lot.  This kiosk will serve as in information hub for park visitors, walkers and scientists visiting the state park.  In addition to building the kiosk the team did some landscaping, added native plantings, and light trail maintenance.

Thank you to Mid-Cape Home Centers who generously supported Dalton’s project with their donation of all building materials.  Bourne Enterprise Article

Beach & Marsh Clean-up

The Reserve, Ducks Unlimited and the Friends of the Waquoit Bay Reserve partnered to clean up Callie’s Beach and woodlands at South Cape Beach State Park.  The local Falmouth Chapter of Ducks Unlimited took the lead in spearheading this event which drew volunteers from all over Massachusetts!

Board of Directors

Bob Gorgone, President
Betsy Young, Treasurer
Richard Dotson
Lynn Gorgone
Nate Higbie
Janice Nigro-DiRamio
Sabine Quinn
Timothy Quinn
Susan Schofield
Roger Schofield
Frank Zinke

Contact Us

Waquoit Bay Reserve Foundation
PO Box 3522
Waquoit, MA 02536