News and Upcoming Events
The Summer 2013 Newsletter is now available. Check it out!
Heritage Day - Saturday October 5, 9am - 2pm
Friends of Upton State Forest will have a booth on the Upton Town Common during Upton’s Heritage Festival. We will be offering our line of logo merchandise including sweatshirts, tee shirts, hats & tote bags. There will be a 10% discount on memberships (excludes Associate) taken that day. This year we have a limited supply of Massachusetts grown mum plants in various colors. Please stop by to say hi, and buy a cup of cider from us! While you are there, browse the other booths and visit the other eventsThis is a fundraiser for us so we hope you will come and support us. We work, in partnership with the Department of Conservation and Recreation, to preserve, enhance and protect the natural and historic resources of Upton State Forest.
See flyer for more information.
2012 FUSF Annual Report
to preserve, enhance and protect the natural and historic resources of Upton
State Forest in partnership with the Department of Conservation and Recreation.
We look forward to continuing our valuable partnership with the DCR, and
others and appreciate all that our members have done.
Click here to view the 2012 Annual Report.
FUSF co-foudner Ellen Arnold was awarded the National Association of State Park Directors' 2012 President's Award at a Worcester conference in November. Congratulations Ellen!! Story
"A Little Common Sense" has moved to 8 North Street, Upton. The relocated shop carries a full line of FUSF Merchandise. website
Whitney Conservation Area Fundraiser
The Whitney Conservation Area fundraiser has been a success! Nealy $16,000 has been raised by the Metacomet Land Trust, including a $200 donation from the FUSF. The funds will be used to construct a fence along the Sweetwiliam Farm Pasture and a parking area. Most of the fencing has been installed and the parking lot will be constructed in August.
A bedrock geology map of the Grafton "Quad" is now available from the USGS. The map covers parts of Upton State Forest.
Please renew your membership for 2013.
Click here for a membership renewal/application form.
The CCC Records Preservation Project has reached its fundraising goal. Thank you for your support!
Purchase Friends of Upton State Forest clothing and other merchandise from our store!
New Biomass Map of the United States
Scientists at the Woods Hole Research Center have produced a high resolution map showing how the aboveground biomass of vegetation varies across the United States.
Asian Longhorned Beetle
The regulated Asian Longhorned Beetle area in Greater Worcester has been expanded to include a portion of Auburn, due to recent finds in the southern tip of Worcester, for a total of 98 square miles. Click here for the latest information.
Thanks to Lisa Stratton the Friends of Upton State Forest is now on Facebook! Follow us here and become a Friend!
"My Great-Grandfather's Footlocker"
Jeanne O'Brien offers her new book, My Great-Grandfather’s Footlocker,
to help FUSF!
About My Great-Grandfather’s Footlocker: Explore with Sarah as she uncovers Gramps' experience of serving in the Civilian Conservation Corps. Gain insight into the difficulty of living through the “Great Depression”. Could this depression thing’ happen again? Learn how the CCC helped get America back on track as Sarah does research for her local history project. Target audience: 8-12 year olds and their parents.
Cost: $7.95 + $1.78 S&H – total $9.75
$2.00 of every purchase will be donated to FUSF.
Obtain copies by contacting the author at: email@example.com. Payment may be in the form of money order or through PayPal. When ordering, please let Jeanne know that you are a Friend of Upton State Forest.
Form to Track Volunteer Hours
Please keep a record of the time you generously donate to FUSF using this form. Many grant applications are now asking for this information. Thank you for all your efforts!
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