Welcome!

The Massachusetts Forest and Park Friends Network is a grassroots organization of volunteer Friends groups 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. If you are not yet a Friend, please join or start a Friends Group today and we’ll help you get started!

SAVE THE DATE:

The FRIENDS NETWORK 11th Annual Meeting

and the November Meeting

of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation Stewardship Council

Saturday, November 10, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Wachusett Reservoir Field Headquarters

180 Beaman Street, West Boylston, MA 01505

This year’s Annual Massachusetts Forest and Park Friends Network Gathering will start off with the November meeting of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Stewardship Council.

The Friends Network annual meeting will begin with the DCR Commissioner Leo Roy, Stewardship Council Members and DCR staff joining in the discussions on topics most important to Friends groups.

Why Attend?

  • Open Discussion with the folks in charge
  • Networking
  • Promote your friends group
  • Volunteer of the Year Awards
  • DCR Friend of Year Awards
  • Do it for your favorite forest, park, beach or trail

View Agenda 

Questions? Contact the Friends Network at friend@DCRfriendsnetwork.org.

REGISTER NOW! 

View photos and information from the 10th Annual Friends Network Gathering held Saturday, November 18, 2017 here.

View the recipients of Massachusetts Forest and Park Friends Network Volunteer of the Year and the DCR (and now EEA) Friend of the Year Awards here.

Thank you, and congratulations to Jennifer Norwood, Director of the Office of Public Private Partnerships, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) this year’s recipient of the Friends Award of Appreciation.

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