The Park

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Sherwood Island State Park, on the shore of Long Island Sound in Westport Connecticut, 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. Read more

The Nature Center

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Email:
sherwoodislandnaturecenter@gmail.com

The Center has live animals, activities and programs, as well as displays about the area’s history, both human and environmental. There are lectures and family events as well.

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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.

The Friends have always been committed to supporting a Nature Center in the park. For many years, that support was directed toward a small Center behind the West Beach.

When it was deemed structurally unsound in 2002 and slated for demolition, the Friends vowed to devote all their fundraising efforts to constructing a new one. Read more

Interning at The Nature Center

Sorry, all intern positions are filled for 2016. Bookmark this page and check back early in 2017! Stay tuned for updates–

For questions, contact Michele Sorensen, our Nature Center liaison.

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Reference Maps

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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.
The controversial creeks
This page has two maps that show Gallop’s Gap Creek and New Creek. One is from a 1868 map of Westport. Read more

Volunteers

Sorry, all intern positions are filled for 2016. Bookmark this page and check back early in 2017! Stay tuned for updates–

For questions, contact Michele Sorensen, our Nature Center liaison.

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