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Friends Network Gathering 2017

November 18 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm


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The Massachusetts Forest and Park Friends Network Gathering—celebrating our ten years of networking!

Join your Friends at the 10th Annual Friends Network Gathering.
Saturday, November 18 at 9:30 AM – 3 PM
VFW Post 5594 15 Milford Street Upton, MA 01568

Registration and directions here: https://networkingfriends.givezooks.com/events/friends-network-10th-annual-gathering. All are welcome.

Registration $5    Catered Lunch (optional) $7

Nominate a volunteer for the Massachusetts Forest and Park Friends Network 2017 Volunteer of the Year Award and/or the 2017 DCR Friend of the Year Award by November 1, 2017– details at http://dcrfriendsnetwork.org/.

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

Every forest and park deserves Friends!


  • Breakfast and registration begin at 9:30 AM
  • Roundtable discussions start promptly at 10:00 AM
  • Friends Network 2017 Volunteer of the Year Award and 2017 DCR Friend of the Year Award presentations
  • Lunch
  • Roundtable discussions continue
  • Celebration

Roundtable Discussions

  • You! —Friends groups sharing their challenges and successes (bring your laptop or flash drive loaded with your 5-minute presentation (limit 5-7 slides, please) for sharing. Let us know you’re bringing a presentation by contacting Sharl Heller at friend@dcrfriendsnetwork.org.
  • Jennifer Norwood, Director of the Office of Public Private Partnerships, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs —Strengthening Friends Groups.
  • Scott Morrill, Off-Highway Vehicle Coordinator, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs —The New Massachusetts Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Program (Yes, Friends! Massachusetts now has an OHV Coordinator and will soon have a state-wide OHV program (thanks in large part to the Friends Network!). And that’s worth celebrating too!
  • Nick Connors, Director of External Relations & Partnerships, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.

We are looking forward to seeing all of our Friends at our 10th Annual Gathering!

The Friends Network Facilitators,
Ellen, Sharl, Mike and David


November 18
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Massachusetts Forest and Parks Friends Network


VFW Hall
15 Milford Street
Upton, MA United States
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