Monday, February 1 to Sunday, February 28
FARNWR to Benefit from Shaw's GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS Program
We are very excited to announce that we have been selected as a beneficiary of the Shaw's GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS Program for the month of February!
The Shaw's GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS Program, which launched in April 2019, is a reusable bag program that facilitates community support with the goal to make a difference in the communities where shoppers live and work. FARNWR was selected as the February beneficiary of the program by store leadership at the Shaw's located in Stow, MA.
FARNWR will receive a $1 donation every time the $2.50 reusable GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS Bag is purchased at this location during February, unless otherwise directed by the customer through the Giving Tag attached to the bag.
The donation of proceeds from the sale of the bags will help the Friends support U.S. Fish & Wildlife projects on the Assabet River Refuge and contribute to the Blanding's Turtle Repatriation Project.
For more information on the Shaw's GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS Program, visit shaws.bags4mycause.com.
Saturday, February 6, 7:30 PM
Winter Webinar Series: Evolution of Environmentalism
The Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School Environmental Club is offering a webinar series which starts off with USFW staff member Kelsey Mackey speaking about the Evolution of Environmetalism.
To register, click here.
Kelsey Mackey grew up immersed in nature; whether it was fishing on the Connecticut River or camping in Vermont, she was always outside. Kelsey earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Connecticut in Biological Sciences and now works for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service as a Park Ranger/Visitor Services Specialist for the Eastern Massachusetts national Wildlife Refuge Complex.
Saturday, February 13, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Winter Winter Walk Guided by Neela de Zoysa
Fresh air and nature beckon us to the many conservation areas that surround us. Find respite from the isolation and uncertainties by getting outdoors. Open Spirit member and nature aficionado Neela, will lead us on a series of socially distanced monthly winter walks.
Enjoy vistas of the Sudbury River from Weir Hill at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge and Puffer Pond and World War II bunkers at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge managed by the US Fish & Wildlife Service.
To register, click here.
- Enrollment is limited to eight participants; a surgical or cloth face mask is required.
- Remember to dress warm, wear comfortable hiking or winter boots and bring your own water.
- There are no restroom facilities.
- No dogs please for these organized walks.
Co-sponsored by the Sudbury Valley Trustees. Additional walks at other sites are scheduled for March and April.
Thursday, April 8, 7:00 - 8:30pm
Course: Sudbury's History Through the Ages
The Friends and the Sudbury Historical Society are presenting a course as part of Lincon-Sudbury's Adult and Coummunity Education series.
This three part series includes two presentations and a walk. You can sign up for the series or an individual session. There is a fee.
For a full description, click here and go to Page 10.
To sign up, click here and scroll down to Sudbury's History Through the Ages.
Outdoors This Week
The Friends posts our events to Outdoors This Week, a weekly listing of outdoor activities located west of Boston sponsored by local environmental organizations. Click here to subscribe.