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.



December 9, 7:00 PM
14th Annual Friends Network Gathering — All are welcome.
Zoom In!

Agenda - Focus: What's going on in your park?

1) Mass Conservation Voters Chair Chuck Anastas to discuss his latest article, "Enough is Enough. The Legislature must adequately fund our state parks."
---"During the last week of October, the Democratic House slashed the Governor’s proposal to use $100 million out of the more than $5.0 billion American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to $25 million... the Senate voted to reduce the House amount to $15 million....Park supporters like us have for too long been polite, deferential, and willing to accept the Legislature’s disinvestment in the state’s park system hoping gentle cajoling and good intentions would win the day. We were wrong."---

Enough is enough. The Legislature must adequately fund our state parks.

2) Discussion: The New Resource Management Plan Process.

Open Discussion: How has Covid-19 affected your park?
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Topic: Massachusetts Forest and Park Friends Network 14th Annual Gathering
Time: Dec 9, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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