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.

The 10th Annual Friends Network Gathering, Saturday, November 18, 2017, has passed but you can view information and photos from the Gathering 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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