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September 29, 2013

About the Massachusetts Forest and Park Friends Network

Friends Network 2012 Conference group shot

The 2012 Friends Network Annual Conference. The meeting space was provided by  the Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC), Union Station, Worcester. Thank you CMRPC.


History and Operations

The Friends Network Principles of Operation

A History of the Friends Network

The Partners in Parks Conference (where the Friends Network began) June 6, 2007

Many of the concerns and solutions discussed at the 2007 conference are still relevant today—good ideas to implement for better care of forests and parks in the Commonwealth. Plans are underway to organize the next Friends Network Annual Meeting where we plan to evaluate Friends groups' progress since 2007. Your input is important. Let us know how you or your group would like to be involved. Contact a Friends Network facilitator today!

Networking Friends Groups

Friends Groups in Action 2011

Compiled by Mike Ryan, Friends of the Middlesex Fells Reservation; featuring: Friends of Willard Brook, Friends of Myles Standish State Forest, Bay State Trail Riders Association, Friends of Upton State Forest, Friends of the Middlesex Fells Reservation, Friends of Scusset Beach Reservation, and Friends of Robinson State Park.

DCR Property List and Friends Groups Database