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.
Contact a Friends Network Facilitator
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Links to Friends Groups via the DCR Website
Thank you to our guests and all who participated in the 9th Annual Friends Network Gathering, Saturday, October 29, Upton, Massachusetts.
Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Commissioner Leo Roy
Nicholas Connors, Director of External Relations & Partnerships DCR
Jennifer Norwood, Director of the Office of Public-Private Partnerships, Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)
Scott Morrill, DCR Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Program Coordinator
The Friends Network 2016 DCR Friends of the Year Awards (click to view the nominations)
Dave Furey, aka "Ranger Dave," Central Valley District Ranger
Jim Beauchesne, Visitors Services Supervisor, Lawrence Heritage State Park
The Friends Network 2016 Volunteers of the Year Awards (click here to view the nominations)
Erik Thorkildsen, Friends of Alewife Reservation
Christine Scott, Friends of Upton State Forest
Jake Osborne, Friends of Alewife Reservation
Frank Mand, Southeastern Massachusetts Pine Barrens Alliance
View All Past Friends Network Award Recipients