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.

Upcoming Events from DCR!

Public Listening Session of the DCR Special Commission. On Tuesday, May 25, the Commission will host a virtual public listening session, facilitated by the UMass Donahue Institute, from 4:00pm-6:00pm. We urge you to register, attend and provide comments.

Submit Comments to DCR Special Commission. Can't attend next Tuesday's listening session? We encourage you to submit your comments via email at ma-dcr-commission@donahue.umass.edu. Comments will be accepted through 5:00pm on June 8.

DCR Special Commission Meeting. The next meeting of the DCR Special Commission will take place on Thursday, May 27 at 1:00pm

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.

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