March 7, 2013
The Massachusetts Forest and Park Friends Network
The Massachusetts Forest and Park Friends Network is a grassroots organization of volunteer Friends groups working together for greater advocacy and better protection and enhancement of Massachusetts’ forests, parks, and trails. The Friends Network facilitates communication between Friends groups, all volunteers and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). Parklands thrive under the special care that Friends groups provide.
√ Join or start a friends group for your favorite forest and park and help achieve a Friends group for every forest and park. If we can help, let us know by contacting a Friends Network Facilitator.
Networking Friends Groups Alert
DCR is hosting workshops throughout the state to provide information and guidance for application submissions to the Partnerships Matching Funds Program during the month of March. Deadline for submission is April 30, 2013. View the DCR Director of Partnership Conrad Crawford's Letter to Partners, March 4, 2013.
Search the Friends Network database for the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Properties that have or need Friends. MFPFN DCR Properties and Friends Groups Database.
Friends Network facilitators are working with a Friends group in California, ParkWatchReport.org, to develop an online parks-reporting system for parks in the Commonwealth. Visit ParkWatch.org to see what is possible for our parks. You can be a part of this effort to bring consistent reporting, monitoring and and better enforcement to your park. To find out more, please contact FriendsParkWatch.