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LETTER FROM OUR PRESIDENT:

April 23, 2016

Dear Members and Friends of Sherwood Island:

The time is here to feel the excitement of all of the wonderful things going on at Sherwood Island State Park and renew your membership. May is membership month! The reconstruction of the Pavilion is complete and is ready for picnics and events with family and friends.

Come to the Friends’ Annual Meeting on Sunday May 22, 1916 at 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Nature Center in the Park. We are delighted to have as our guest speaker Sarah Crosby, Director of Harborwatch at Earthplace,

Sarah Crosby

who will share her expertise in the ecology of salt marshes. Learn about the annual Connecticut Trails weekend events (ctwoodlands.org) particularly  how you can discover more about Sherwood Island through a day of varied walking, kayaking, and other participatory events including the “Wonder of Flight – from Birds to Drones” on June 4. Learn how you can participate in Project 100 Trees for 100 Years aimed at replenishing the Park with trees, shrubs and grasses to address the losses from major storms. We will be awarding the True Friend Award to Louis Pietig for his 20 years of substantial participation in the Friends organization. As a Board Member he led many advocacy and fundraising efforts for the Park. Also at the Annual Meeting (which is open to the public, but only Members may vote), we will conduct a short business meeting and elect officers and directors (see proposed slate). 

It is time to renew your membership in the Friends of Sherwood Island State Park, or to join our ranks if you are not currently a member. Your membership application is enclosed—check boxes to let us know your skills and volunteering interests. The generous donations from the Friends support needed improvements to the Nature Center and a full summer intern program. Interns join the Nature Center Director to offer fun and educational programming throughout the summer, as well as outreach programs about the coastal environment for visitors to Earthplace, the Beardsley Zoo and other venues. See our dynamic website (www.friendsofsherwoodisland.org) or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Friends-of-Sherwood-Island-State-Park-392634055925/timeline) throughout the summer for activities and programs in the Park.

Be a part of the excitement at Sherwood Island by renewing your membership or joining the Friends for the first time! Donations over $50 include membership so please complete the membership form and mail your check OR go to the Friends’ website and complete the on line form and submit it using your Pay Pal account for payment.

See you soon—-

Liz-Ann Koos, President
Friends of Sherwood Island State Park
P.O. Box 544
Westport, CT 06881                 Email: info@friendsofsherwoodisland.org

Here’s our Officers and Directors Slate:

May 22, 2016 – June 30, 2017

OFFICERS

Co – Presidents – Liz Ann Koos & Erica Caldwell

Treasurer – Michele Sorenson

Secretary – Alison Rivard *

DIRECTORS

Luise Bianco

David Bliss

Gene Borio

Nicole Dienst – Youth Representative *

Don Lord

Sheila O’Neill

Craig Patton *

Chris Scofield

Cathy Talmadge *

Julie Wheeler *

* New

Sunday, Oct. 11 from 11-3pm!

 

chowdafest

ChowdaFest at Sherwood Island! 11-3pm

photo: Stamford Advocate

Sunday, October 11

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Rain Date: Mon, Oct. 12

In October, 2015 The Friends’ of Sherwood Island State Park is hosting ChowdaFest, an amazing food tasting contest at Sherwood Island on Sunday, October 11th, 2015.

If you have not yet renewed or joined the Friends of Sherwood Island please take this opportunity ( for as little as $20/year) to click here for the membership form.

Questions? Contact Mary Ann West at mwestwrites@gmail.com or 203-554-3964.

Official Chowdafest Site

 


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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

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

Our crabs are arriving and busy saying hello.

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

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.   

pavillion

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

Make corn husk dolls. Bead necklaces. Visit our Three Sisters Garden. And come to our special event on the 18th at 6pm: a true

April 1, 2012 The Friends of Sherwood Island State Park recently launched their new website.  Our primary goal was to provide our visitors and members

The Friends of Sherwood Island State Park are accepting intern applications now for the 2012 Spring/Summer season in the Nature Center.

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. 

July 28, 2011 Sunset Lectures: Connecticut Parks--Back to the Future Daniel C. Esty, Commissioner of the Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP), talks about his

July 23, 2011 School-garden advocate Annelise McCay helps children plant seeds in small flower pots made from recycled materials.

July 2, 2011 / July 16, 2011 A caravan of live animal ambassadors from Beardsley Zoo rolls into town.  Zoo educator Jim Knox instills an interest in