On Saturday October 7, 2017 at 4PM in the Nature Center, the Friends of Sherwood Island State hosted author and historian Marty Podskoch, who gave a great presentation on his new book Connecticut Civilian Conservation Camps: History, Memories and Legacy.
In a surprisingly fascinating talk, we learned that The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) began on March 31, 1933 under President Roosevelt’s “New Deal” to relieve the poverty and unemployment of the Depression. Locally, twenty-one camps were set up in many Connecticut towns, state parks & forests. Workers built trails, roads, campsites, & dams, stocked fish, built & maintained fire tower observer’s cabins & telephone lines, fought fires, & planted millions of trees.
The CCC disbanded in 1942 due to the need for men in WW II
Marty Podskoch is a retired teacher and the author of seven other books. He is keenly interested in meeting individuals who may have CCC stories to contribute to his next book, on the CCC in Rhode Island. The engaging and loquacious Marty had his books available after the presentation for sale and signing.
The Mac & Chili Challenge is a fundraiser where you’re a judge. When you arrive you’ll be given a spoon, ballot and pencil. Then you enjoy unlimited sampling of over 20 different mac’s and chili’s rating them on a scale from 7 to 10.5. The entrees with the highest average rating in our four cateogories (Classic Beef, Creative Chili, Classic Mac and Creative Mac) will be named a champion.
Enjoy unlimited sampling of 20 different chili’s and mac ‘n cheese entries from great local restaurants. Your vote will determines the best in four categories: Beef Chili, Creative Chili and Classic Mac ‘n Cheese and Creative Mac!. Tickets are just $15 adults, $5 kids (6-12) can be bought online or at the door (cash or credit). Circle the date on your calendar!
The Great Mac & Chili Challenge benefits the Turtle Shell Fund.
11am to 3pm at Sherwood Island State Park. Rain or Shine. See more info HERE.
t COME TO OUR ANNUAL SHOREFEST!!! RSVP Deadline is Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 Mail this completed form to the Friends, P.O. Box 544, Westport, CT 06881 with
FRIENDS OF SHERWOOD ISLAND HOLD ANNUAL MEETING Westport, CT June 9, 2017 The Friends of Sherwood Island held their Annual Meeting Thursday, at which the public was
The day may have been moist, but that didn't stop Chris Scofield from giving some hot tips to all the would-be disc golfers on Sherwood Island's
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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
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From Phyllis Groner:
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Now that the 2011 summer season has ended, the Nature Center is closed until next spring.
It was a wonderful summer. Program Director Rindy Higgins and a crew of interns ran programs that entertained and enlightened beach-goers and animal lovers of all ages.
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July 23, 2011 School-garden advocate Annelise McCay helps children plant seeds in small flower pots made from recycled materials.