Friends of Upton State Forest (FUSF) have partnered with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) for six partnership projects funded through their Partnership Matching Funds program. All of our projects have been eligible for a two to one match, leveraging our funds. In anticipation of future partnership opportunities, FUSF is asking for your help. We need to replenish the funds we use toward these projects. Any donation that you can make toward this effort is greatly appreciated. Click here for more information and thank you for your past and future support. Donation form
Ellen Arnold was recently named Upton Citizen of the year by the Upton Grange. Congratulations Ellen and thanks for all you do for FUSF!
Thirty-Eight. The Hurricane that Tranformed New England by Stephen Long
The hurricane that pummeled the northeastern United States on September 21, 1938, was New England’s most damaging weather event ever. Several books have been written about the hurricane, but this is the first to focus on the impacts to forests and rural communities. More information.
FUSF made the news! We were asked by the CCC Legacy Journal Editor if they could reprint an article from our quarterly newsletter. The Journal is a national publication sent to CCC alum, their families, authors, and others interested in the CCC.
If anyone is interested in meeting folks from throughout the country connected with the CCC organization they are holding their annual meeting in Connecticut this year. You can go for all or part of the conference. They are a very active group working to preserve the CCC Legacy throughout the US, and they welcome new members.
Friends of Upton State Forest are excited and proud to report that official notice has been received by the Town of Upton and the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) that the Upton State Forest Civilian Conservation Corps Resources Historic District has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places effective October 8, 2014. This is the culmination of several years of work and advocacy. We want to thank the Town of Upton, members of the DCR Staff who assisted with field work and expertise, and Shary Berg the consultant who wrote the nomination. Most of all we want to thank our members for their support of our efforts.
More information about the National Register can be found at this link. http://www.nps.gov/nr/
Click here to learn about efforts to preserve this critical link between Upton State Forest and Whitehall State Park.
Pictures from the May Thorson Peppercorn Hill Hike are posted here.
New on the FUSF website: Natural history observations throughout the year by Upton resdident and naturalist Tom Dodd.
Click here for a membership renewal/application form.