The Friends’ Project, “100 Trees for One Hundred Years” was featured on Dan Woog’s blog! See his coverage at: https://06880danwoog.com/2017/10/03/1-mosaic-100-trees/)
He even covered Claudia Schattman’s magnificent artwork, where donors’ names will be placed!
When Hurricanes Irene and Sandy swept through Connecticut, Sherwood Island lost dozens of mature trees and suffered significant habitat loss. We still have much work to do to restore plantings that will be resilient against future storms. We need your help to purchase trees, shrubs and grasses.
Download the FOSI Tree Brochure here!
• Replace lost trees
• Protect coastal wildlife habitat
• Maintain our coastal forest
• Enhance your Park’s unique environment
Hurricanes Irene and Sandy swept through the CT coastline and Sherwood Island was not immune to their effects. Due to the major habitat and mature tree loss 100 trees, shrubs and grasses are being planted throughout the Park.
Trees and shrubs will be selected based on professional urban forester recommendations for salt tolerance and ability to thrive in the coastal environment.
Park personnel will manage the planting process, and funds will be allocated for plant maintenance.
9/11 Memorial – Planting plans are complete to replace lost trees and enhance the Memorial. Work began in fall 2015, and plans include planting juniper trees and northern bayberries.
1 – Pavilion Picnic Area: Small flowering trees and shrubs will be included in the area surrounding the newly renovated pavilion.
2 – Main Entrance and Exit: Welcome visitors to the park with native grasses and trees.
3 – Nature Center: Specimen plantings at the Nature Center and for the nature trails program will foster awareness of wildlife habitat needs.
4 – Habitat Conservation and Restorations: Planting of shrubs and beneficial grasses and dune restoration.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
• Volunteer for a “planting” day
• Attend a tree planting workshop
• Help clear sites for bush/grasses
• Work on fencing/ tree wrapping
• Participate in soil testing
• Identify/remove invasive species
• Map current tree population
• Assist in Habitat area fencing
Our Park Supervisor and DEEP staff are involved and have volunteered their professional expertise for this effort.
How to Contribute
Donate: Make a donation of any amount to support the project. Your donation will cover planting materials and maintenance.
Celebration Trees: Sponsor a tree or shrubs to honor a loved one, an event or accomplishment, or recognize someone special. Sponsorships range from $100 to $1,000.
100 Trees for One Hundred Years: Levels of donation
$750 – Significant size trees (when planted)
$500 – Smaller tree (when planted)
$275 – Three shrubs or understory (examples below)
$100 – Native plants and grasses for dune and habitat restoration
$50 – Native plants and grasses for dune and native habitat restoration
Other Shrubs and Plants available upon request
Commemorative Piece: Dedications will be installed at the Pavilion listing the names of the Tree sponsors and planting locations; donor acknowledgement will be provided to all donors.
All donations $100 and above will be recognized on the wood frame of the Tree Mosaic. The frame will be composed of pieces of wood in the shape of circles or rectangles.
Donations of $100 – $274 will be with other names in a circle. Donations of $275 and above will have their own circle. Donations of $500 and above will have their own rectangle.
Donations below $100 will be listed on a separate donations sheet which will be near the mosaic, behind
Friends of Sherwood Island State Park
Attn: 100 Trees Project
P.O. Box 544 Westport, CT 06881
The 100 Trees for One Hundred Years Project is sponsored by the Friends of Sherwood Island State Park, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization. All plantings become the property of the state, and donations will be tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.
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 very own Disc Golf Course!
SO MANY delicious chowdas and soups. SO MANY happy visitors!
The ChowdaFest folks let us sell tins as a fundraiser.
They come in very handy to carry all your goodies in. See?
What a great org, with lots of charitable efforts. THANKS!
Photo by Carl Del Principe
You can see more pics from the event below, or even more on Flickr here.
photo by Carl Del Principe
Here’s the Chowdafest web site.
THANKS to all our Fundraisers and suppliers!
Westfair’s lobsters, salmon, tenderloin, mussels, clams–and even one much-appreciated serving of veggie lasagna–were great! REALLY great! I mean, those lobsters were the BEST EVER! Good job, Westfair!
Muscles n’ Clams, Clams n’ Muscles–YUM!
MANY THANKS to T. Palmer Landscaping and Anthony’s Nursery and Garden Center for their work cleaning and tidying up before the event. And MORE THANKS to Oliver Nurseries and Weston Gardens for and providing grass and ground-cover plantings attendees could purchase for the park’s 100 Trees program!
(The above is only a small portion of the donations; and the 2 large trees were too big to bring inside(!))
Ultra-talented faculty members of the Suzuki Music School of Westport provided the music. Below:
And how could we exist without the liquid libations discounted by Ninety-9 Bottles?? And so ably served up by Bob Mitchell, and Martha and Don Lord:
The beautiful flower arrangements were courtesy of
Let’s hear it for our generous Silent Auction Donors!
Please help support them:
State Senator Toni Boucher
Westport Country Playhouse
Westport Wash & Wax
Tarry Lodge Restaurant
Westport / Weston YMCA
Greens Farms Spirit Shop
Longshore Sailing School
Disc Golf instructor
Representative Gail Lavielle
Splash Car Wash
Bass Pro Shop
Essex Steam train and Riverboat
Connecticut Audubon Eco
Garelick and Herbs
The Weston Gardens, Inc
Suzuki Music School
Thanks to our many contributors and patrons and members who attended, a lively time was had by all!
Jim Carrey and Michele Sorensen
Sherwood Island State Park Supervisor Jim Beschle and his wife Deidra (that’s long-time Sherwood Island supporter State Senator Toni Boucher there in the background).
Erica Caldwell, with FOSI’s informational displays.
The endangered Black Cherry tree
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