Rep. Devlin Adopts Sherwood Island State Park Spring is here! The Nature Center will soon be open! Sherwood Islandfest 2014 Photos Ethnic Music Event was fabulous, interactive! The Nature Center brought live intertidal animals to the Westport Farmer’s Market: the Friends were the nonprofit of the week! The public got to test drive a model airplane on August 16 at the model plane field

Rep. Devlin Adopts Sherwood Island State Park

State Rep. Laura Devlin (R-134) on Wednesday announced she will be adopting Sherwood Island State Park in Westport. Devlin met withFriends of Sherwood Island State Park Board of Directors members Louis Pietig and Mary Ann West, who had joined with Friends of Connecticut State Parks and the Connecticut Forest and Park Association for their Advocacy Day at the State Capitol Wednesday. District 134 includes Trumbull and Fairfield. Read more here: Rep. Devlin joins our other much-appreciated adopters: State Sen. Toni Boucher (R-26th District) State Sen. Tony Hwang (R-28th District) State Rep. Jonathan Steinberg (D-136th District) State Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-143rd District)     Photo Credit: Spencer Rubin March 14, 2015  

Spring is here! The Nature Center will soon be open!

Our new Nature Center Director, Nick Kuell, will be welcoming you soon!     2014 NC webphoto IMG_5845   NickCu    

The Nature Center brought live intertidal animals to the Westport Farmer’s Market: the Friends were the nonprofit of the week!

August 21, 10a-2p.    

Helping to preserve and protect Connecticut's oldest State Park

The Park

Sherwood Point

Sherwood Island State Park, on the shore of Long Island Sound in Westport Connecticut, is a peninsula that covers 234 acres of beach, wetlands and woodlands. People come to the park to walk, bike, swim, fish, study nature, watch birds, fly kites, fly model airplanes, play volleyball, picnic, or just relax under the trees.

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Nature Center


The Nature Center is now closed for the winter. See you in the spring.

The Nature Center and its programs are free (park entrance fees may apply). If interested in scheduling a private program for 2015, please read on…

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The Friends

At the opening ceremony, DEP Deputy Commissioner Susan Frechette, Acting Commissioner Amey Marrella, Westport First Selectman Gordon Joseloff, DEP Supervisor Mark Rickert, Friends President Sheila O'Neill.

Who we are

In 1995, a coalition of concerned outdoorsmen, sportsmen, environmentalists, and citizens banded together to form the Friends of Sherwood Island State Park, Inc.

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Interning at the Nature Center


Do you like to work with animals? Do you enjoy educating the public about our local environment? Do you like posting to social media? Do you like working at a beautiful location? Do you like getting paid for what you love doing? The Nature Center has paid internships for students age 16 through high school. Click here to read the Intern Guide [pdf]; if you are hired, you will be expected to follow these guidlelines.

If you like the job description, fit the age requirements, and can abide by the parameters in the Intern Guide, please click on and complete this Intern Application and submit as directed before April 11.  

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Reference Maps


Jennings composite

A cut-out from a larger map in the 1933 book Greens Farms, by George Penfield Jennings. It is a composite in which different time periods coexist.

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Richard McBride

Richard McBride volunteered to make informational wooden signs along the trail behind the Nature Center. The Friends of Sherwood Island could use your help, too! There are lots of ways that you can get involved! If you are interested in volunteering your time, please contact Friends of Sherwood Island at or complete the Online Volunteer Form . Thank you for your interest!