Every forest and park 
needs Friends

DCR Logo

December 18, 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.

Visit the Friends Network on Facebook

line

View highlights from the Massachusetts Forest and Park Friends Network 7th Annual Conference: Focus on Conservation, Saturday, December 6, 2014, Upton, Massachusetts

View the Friends Network 2014 DCR Friends of Year Award recipients here

Special Features

Report from the Trust for Public Land, The Return on Investment in Parks and Open Space in Massachusetts.

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

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 friend@networkingfriends.net and we will try to direct you.