Register Now for the Massachusetts Forest and Park Friends Network 2019 Gathering!

Announcing a Joint Meeting of the Massachusetts Forest and Park Friends Network and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation Stewardship Council (DCR)

Plan on attending the 12th Annual Friends Network Gathering where the DCR Stewardship Council will hold their monthly meeting and Friends will spend the day sharing their successes and concerns as volunteers and stewards of our Beaches, Forests, Parks and Trails.

Saturday, November 9, 2019
9:30 AM – 3 PM
John Augustus Hall, Wachusett Reservoir
180 Beaman St., West Boylston, MA 01583

REGISTER HERE

All are welcome.

DCR Stewardship Council Meeting               Free
Registration                                                          $5
Catered Lunch (optional)                                 $7

Nominations Now Being Accepted!

Nominate a volunteer for the Massachusetts Forest and Park Friends Network 2019 Volunteer of the Year Award and/or the 2019 DCR Friend of the Year Award by October 15, 2019– details at http://dcrfriendsnetwork.org/.

*For questions or information email friend@dcrfriendsnetwork.org or call 774–773–9982 and ask for Sharl.

The Massachusetts Forest and Park Friends Network is a grassroots organization of volunteer Friends groups networking for greater advocacy, better protection and the enhancement of Massachusetts’ forests, parks, beaches and trails. The Friends Network facilitates communication between Friends groups, and all volunteers to state parklands, and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). Parklands thrive under the special care that Friends groups provide.

Every forest and park deserves Friends!

DRAFT Agenda

9:00 AM – Morning refreshments/registration

9:30 – DCR Stewardship Council Meeting

Adjourn

Friends Network Morning Session
Friends Groups’ Introductions (quick intros with optional 1-2 slides per group—be prepared for one person in your group to introduce all those in attendance).
Topic of the Year—
DCR Friend of the Year Awards and the Friends Network Volunteer of the Year Awards

Lunch and Networking

Friends Network Afternoon Session

1:00 – Keynote Speaker

Friends’ Topics

Items of Interest – Friends Sharing Information

Wrap up and Action Items

3:00 – Clean Up