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 a.m. until 12 p.m. 


Join professional disc golfer and FOSI board member Chris Scofield at the newly installed disc golf course at Sherwood Island Sate Park, as he teaches the basics of the exciting and rapidly growing sport of disc golf.  You will learn proper techniques, as well as the fundamentals of the game. There will be live demos by Chris himself, and an opportunity to play! All ages and skill levels are welcome.  The clinic is free of charge and a limited number of discs will be provided to participants for use at the clinic only.  The clinic will start at the pavilion and then move to the course.

What is disc golf?

Disc golf, also known as frisbee golf, is a flying disc game, as well as a precision and accuracy sport, in which individual players throw a flying disc at a target. The object of the game is to traverse a course from beginning to end in the fewest number of throws of the disc. The game is played in about 40 countries around the world.

Need more information – Call 203-984-4292 with any questions or if you need additional information.

Annual General Meeting full



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 ( 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 ( or follow us on Facebook ( 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:

Here’s our Officers and Directors Slate:

May 22, 2016 – June 30, 2017


Co – Presidents – Liz Ann Koos & Erica Caldwell

Treasurer – Michele Sorenson

Secretary – Alison Rivard *


Luise Bianco

David Bliss

Gene Borio

Nicole Dienst – Youth Representative *

Don Lord

Sheila O’Neill

Craig Patton *

Chris Scofield

Cathy Talmadge *

Julie Wheeler *

* New

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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

OR Register and purchase tickets online at:

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