February 11, 2014
The Massachusetts Forest and Park Friends Network
The Massachusetts Forest and Park Friends Network is a grassroots organization of volunteer Friends networking for greater advocacy, better protection and enhancement of Massachusetts’ forests, parks, beaches and trails. The Friends Network facilitates communication between Friends groups, all volunteers to state parklands 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. Help Massachusetts achieve a Friends group for every state forest and park. If we can help, let us know by contacting a Friends Network facilitator.
CALL TO ACTION !
The Environmental League of Massachusetts (ELM) is gathering stories that illustrate the impact of budget cuts on our state parks, forests, and beaches to support the FY15 Green Budget.
Every story counts and who has more stories than Friends Groups?
√ Share your (park's) story and request adequate funding for your favorite park here.
√ After you send your story to ELM, help create a Friends Groups PowerPoint presentation on the affect of decades-long budget cuts to our parks. For inclusion in the presentation, send photos and captions illustrating the impact of DCR budget cuts in your park to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will post the presentation online at this site and send links to elected state officials of the participating Friends Groups.
Thanks for your help!
ParkWatch Dispatch Now Operated by MEMA
Tour the MEMA bunker in Framingham with your Friends and learn how ParkWatch Dispatchers work.
JOIN Friends on Earth Day, April 22, 10:00 am, for a tour of the undereground MEMA bunker in Framingham. Space is limited and you must pre-register. If you are interested in touring MEMA contact: email@example.com
OUR APOLOGIES: On June 27, 2013 the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EOEEA) replaced all of the websites of the agencies under their jurisdiction. As a result, many of the previous links to the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), MassWildlife and other EOEEA agencies' websites no longer work from this site. We will be updating links as time permits but it is a huge job. If you need specific information that you cannot find, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to direct you.
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.
New Report from the Trust for Public Land, The Return on Investment in Parks and Open Space in Massachusetts, September 2013.