2015 Calendar of Events

Sep 19, 2015

National Public Lands Day

Upton State Forest

National Public Lands Day. September 19th
In celebration of National Public Lands Day, the Friends of Upton State Forest (FUSF) will be holding a work party to clean up some of the trails at Upton State Forest, on Saturday, September 19. We are looking for volunteers that would like to help. We will meet at the Headquarters Building at Upton State Forest near the intersection of Westborough and Southborough Roads (GPS 205 Westborough Road). Registration is at 8:30 a.m. and work will start at 9:00 a.m. and end around 12:00.
Everyone must sign a liability waiver form. Youths over 12 are welcome with a parent's signature. If you have rakes, shovels, or loppers, please bring them. No power tools. Dress for work and the weather and don't forget to bring gloves, insect repellant, and sunscreen. FUSF will provide water.
You can contact Suzanne Nicholas@ 508-380-2124 or FUSF at news@friendsofuptonstateforest.org if you have questions.


Sep 27, 2015

National Public Lands Day

Buffumville Dam

24th annual National Public Lands Day. September 26th, 8am-12pm.
It's that time again! Buffumville Lake and Hodges Village Dam are once again hosting the large scale volunteer event known as National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 26, 2015.
Volunteers sought. This is your personal invitation. The volunteer activities will begin at 8:00 am SHARP with registration at Buffumville Park at 229 Oxford Road, Charlton, MA 01507. Participants will be given snack packs to take with them to their project work sites.
Pre-registration advised. You have 4 ways to pre-register: by calling (508) 248-5697- ask for Park Ranger Jamie Kordack x399, e-mailing Jamie at jamie.r.kordack@usace.army.mil, drop a line at BVL/HVD, 48 Old Oxford Road, Charlton, MA 01507, or by stopping by the office at 48 Old Oxford Road, Charlton, Ma 01507. With an expected turn-out of greater than 100 volunteers, it is important you pre-register. If you are an organized group, please let us know that too!
Preliminary Projects: You have several important tasks to pick from (Please pick your first, second and third choices):
____Trail Care (clearing, cutting, trash pickup and blazing).
____Observation Blind Rehab.
____Exotic Plant Removal.
____Erosion Control (Installing water bars on a hillside; adults project).
____Disc Golf Upkeep.
____Wildlife Food Plot Planting (kids project).
____Clear Out Overgrown Area and Repair Fences.
____Bridge Repair (Adults project).
____Various Painting Projects.
____Park Table Repair and Painting (kids project).

Jamie Kordack
Park Ranger
Buffumville Lake and Hodges Village Dam
508-248-5697, X399


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