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Westport, CT
June 9, 2017
The Friends of Sherwood Island held their Annual Meeting Thursday, at which the public was invited.
It was a chance for the Friends to show off and celebrate the year’s achievements and events–and the people who made them happen. Co-Presidents Erica Caldwell and Liz-Ann Koos congratulated Allison Rivard for her phenomenal work organizing 5–count’em–5 events for CT Trails Day last weekend–trails over land, sea and in the air! Pamela Adams presented long-time Friend Sheila O’Neill–who has been on the Board for 12 years, and has maintained vital communications with other CT Friends’ groups–with an Honorary Life Membership.
The Friends have created a Friends’ Advisory Council for special contributors. People like Tony Palmer of Anthony’s Nursery & Garden Center in Westport, who donated work and plants to help bring the newly-restored Pavillion up to proper condition in time for last year’s 9/11 Commemoration. And people like Tina Green and super-photographer AJ Hand who help us all appreciate the beauty and variety of the bird life on Sherwood Island.
The featured speaker was Adam Whelchel, Ph.D, the Director of Science at the Nature Conservancy CT. He addressed the availability of land for vital salt marshes in the coming years of rising sea levels, estimated at 4’4″ in the next few decades. He talked about how the rise will affect land and salt marshes on the shoreline in Connecticut as a whole, in our community of Westport, and on Sherwood Island. There are political aspects to how we deal with this issue, and State Senator Toni Boucher and Dr. Whelchel had a great discussion about them!
It was a convivial and informative event. Even some Board business got done.
And the hor d’oeuvres were delicious!
Co-Presidents Liz-Ann Koos and Erica Caldwell
Sheila O’Neill gets a well-deserved Lifetime Membership Award. From left: Erica Caldwell, Sheila O’Neill, Tara Engle (Sheila’s daughter), Pamela Adams
Generous contributor to the 9/11 Pavilion vegetation, Tony Palmer, of Anthony’s Nursery & Garden Center.
State Senator Toni Boucher
Sheila O’Neill’s daughter Tara Engle enjoyed taking pics of her mom.
New Nature Center Director Sophia Corde
Dr. Adam Whelchel took us on a journey to the slightly-damper future.
State Senator Toni Boucher gets in a little meet-and-greet.
A Friend, a Supervisor, and a Senator discuss events in Hartford. Let’s hope the State Parks do well!
Cathy Talmadge, Board of Trustees, EarthPlace in Westport and Tony McDowell, Executive Director of EarthPlace in Westport)
Tina Green and Photographer AJ Hand

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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

Saturday, April 22 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Earth Day Disc Golf Clinic/Demo with Chris Scofield (2015 Park City Open Champion) at Sherwood Island State Park Saturday, April 22nd from 10

  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

Sunday, Oct. 11 from 11-3pm!   ChowdaFest at Sherwood Island! 11-3pm Sunday, October 11 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Rain Date: Mon, Oct. 12 In October, 2015 The Friends’ of

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

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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.   


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