We are always seeking new members, new volunteers and new ideas...
We have a lot of projects going on and are always looking for helping hands. We do trail work a half dozen times a year. We have monitors checking birdboxes weekly throughout the spring and summer. We lead weekly hikes and offer birding and stargazing events throughout the year. We provide volunteers at events held by other organizations in the forest (like SEMPBA's annual Pinefest or the Myles Standish Marathon or the Cape Cod Ragnar Relay). (Check out our Meetup listings for the next upcoming events/volunteer opportunities.)
Financial support helps too. Our biggest expenses last year were for the Centennial Celebration held on July 16th at Charge Pond and for renting equipment for the DCR to do work on trails and the equestrian campground. (We're not allowed to use such equipment ourselves in the State Forest but if we can help get the work done, we're all for it.) Erecting bluebird boxes and osprey poles, Park Serve Day, the educational materials we supply, running our annual 'Take Me Fishin' fishing derby and other events are all supported by your membership contributions.
Supporting Membership is our basic membership level, entitling you to attend any of our events, vote at our Annual Meeting and know that you are giving to support the forest.
PLUS, you'll receive a membership card, entitling you to take advantage of discounts offered to members by some of our sponsors, including:
- a 10% discount on any nursery stock and perennial plant purchases and 10% off any brand fly spray at Morrisons Home and Garden Center, located at 90 Long Pond Road in Plymouth.
If you can afford a little more, as a Premier Member ($15 a year more for individuals; $20 for a family), you'll receive:
- An attractive Friends Logo Sticker
- $3.00 off one of our comfy cotton FMSSF forest green tee-shirts
Underwriting members ($100 and above) receive our undying gratitude, recognition in our newsletter and a choice of
"A Guide to Invasive Plants in Massachusetts (2nd edition)" or one of Frank Werny's latest guides to hiking in the Plymouth area,
Hike the Pine Hills!" or "Hike Myles Standish! or a 2 year subscription to MassWildlife's quarterly magazine
We hope you will join us today.