About the Foundation

The Nissequogue River State Park Foundation was established in March 2008. It united local community leaders under one umbrella organization to help enhance and beautify the park. The foundation has restored the cupola on the park's Administration Building, helped paved the roadway around the park's soccer fields, sponsored several cleanup projects, organized numerous recreational and cultural events, supported the expansion of the park's hike & bike trail and funded the creation of a conceptual master plan for the park.

Nissequogue River State Park Foundation Mission Statement

The Nissequogue River State Park Foundation is a not-for-profit organization devoted to working diligently with the New York State Office of State Parks, Recreation & Historical Preservation and our government representatives to enhance and beautify the Nissequogue River State Park. We are committed to protecting and preserving the park's historical and environmental assets for present and future generations.

Our goals include assisting State Parks with the creation of a comprehensive master plan to determine the most appropriate and sustainable reuses of the park's buildings and grounds for cultural, recreational and educational purposes.

Elected Officers

  • Chairman - John McQuaid
  • Secretary - Dorothy Chanin

Board Members

  • Patricia Biancaniello
  • Paul Carollo
  • Ruth Mirbach
  • Jen Monastero
  • Michael Rosato
  • Phil Skotte
  • Karin Vanderveer

Advisory Board

  • Tom Casey
  • Joe Gunning
  • Gail Hessel
  • Jan Porinchak
  • David Risenfield

Foundation Organizations

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