Come to FOSI’s 2015 SHERWOOD ISLANDFEST! Nancy Ferriello’s program on mindless eating! Kids and Adults went up, up and away with the Country Squire Modelers Sat! Purple Martin Banding went well Sat. Sherwood Island Pavillion Ribbon-Cutting June 23, 2015 A Great Annual Meeting!

Come to FOSI’s 2015 SHERWOOD ISLANDFEST!

All proceeds will be used for special Nature Center and Park programming, including the Sherwood Island Summer Internship Program.

Launching of marketing campaign for “100 Trees for 100 Years” Project.

Tickets are $35 each. Please complete form and mail it with your check payable to: Friends of Sherwood Island State Park, PO Box 544, Westport, CT 06881

OR Register and purchase tickets online at:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sherwood-islandfest-2015-tickets-18255496682

Nancy Ferriello’s program on mindless eating!

To celebrate our Gardening-Themed week, Nancy Ferriello, a local Nutritionist and Wellness Coach led a program on mindless eating Aug. 1 at the Nature Center! Visitors not only learned about it, but enjoyed some delicious and nutritious free snacks by the beach!   ferriellofruits ferriellotable2 ferriellotable

Kids and Adults went up, up and away with the Country Squire Modelers Sat!

At 1 PM Sat, July 12, The Country Squire Modelers put on a ground school, allowing the public to fly their training aircraft!

Purple Martin Banding went well Sat.

From Phyllis Groner: The Friends of the Sherwood Island Nature Center in the past two years have taken over the responsibility of the Nesting Gourds once owned by former Westporter Phil Donahue who had them on his property before he moved.   

Sherwood Island Pavillion Ribbon-Cutting June 23, 2015

pavillion A lively event, well-attended by our wonderfully supportive local representatives

A Great Annual Meeting!

IMG_1864Hope Hageman gave Tina Green FOSI's TRUE FRIEND award, in appreciation for so many contributions that have enriched Sherwood Island. Most recently: obtaining and installing our Purple Martin gourds! (Come to the Purple Martin Bird Banding July 10!)tina:gourdsIMG_1698   Renowned photographer Larry Silver gave a great talk. (pictured above with Mary Ann West and FOSI Board President Liz-Ann Koos.)   And 3 new board members were voted in: Michele Sorensen, Nancy Ferriello and Chris Scofield. WELCOME!   IMG_1907

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Come to FOSI’s 2015 SHERWOOD ISLANDFEST!

All proceeds will be used for special Nature Center and Park programming, including the Sherwood Island Summer Internship Program.

Launching of marketing campaign for “100 Trees for 100 Years” Project.

Tickets are $35 each. Please complete form and mail it with your check payable to: Friends of Sherwood Island State Park, PO Box 544, Westport, CT 06881

OR Register and purchase tickets online at:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sherwood-islandfest-2015-tickets-18255496682

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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

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The Nature Center is now OPEN!

The Nature Center and its programs are free (park entrance fees may apply). (If interested in scheduling a private program for 2015, contact Nick via email below.)

The Nature Center is open Wed-Sun, 10-4

sherwoodislandnaturecenter@gmail.com

 

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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

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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

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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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Volunteers

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  info@friendsofsherwoodisland.org or complete the Online Volunteer Form . Thank you for your interest!