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          COMMUNITY - ENVIRONMENT - STEWARDSHIP

Friends of East Rock Park is a community and environmental advocacy group.
We encourage neighbors to meet each other, celebrate the environment and
become stewards of the park. We build connections by hosting social events and
work days, and supporting other neighborhood efforts. All our events are free
and open to everyone. Join us!

   

FERP's annual Chili Cook-off will be Sunday, October 5th from noon to 3:30 pm!

Our annual event is fast approaching and FERP wants YOU and your Chili! This free event features a festive atmosphere with chili and corn bread, hot dogs and mac and cheese, music, kids' crafts, and great neighbors. Setup: 12:00 noon. Tasting and voting begins at 12:30. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. As a thank you, each chili contestant receives a free FERP T-shirt.

Check out all the amazing work accomplished by FERP and the fun we've enjoyed since 2008 by visiting our Picasa Photo Gallery! HERE



FERP YOUTH PROGRAM 2014!

Check out our 2014 youth blog!

Year 6 of FERP's summer Youth at Work program was a huge success! For five weeks this summer, five interns worked under the supervision of FERP's co-leader David Shimchick and alongside FERP volunteers in East Rock Park. They learned the skills necessary to be stewards of the Park and what it takes to do a job well! They also met members of the community and had some fun, too! The students were paid through the Y@W program, but the supervisor was paid through generous donations. This year the $3,000 expense was shared equally by the Tom Holahan Memorial Fund and Mr. Roger Ibbotson. FERP greatly appreciates this tremendous generosity.

FERP PHOTO CONTEST

Check out previous Photo Contest Winners

PHOTO FACEOFF WINNERS

Each year FERP hosts a photo contest. Anyone can enter, but your photo must be of something in East Rock Park. Neighbors vote for their favorite photo using an online survey. The top 10 photos are made into beautiful note cards and sold in neighborhood stores around the holidays. So what are you waiting for? Get out those cameras and capture the beauty of East Rock Park! Interested in purchasing a packet of cards? Email us at: info@friendsofeastrockpark.org.

Want to learn more about New Haven Parks?

Check out:
New Haven Parks Department
Friends of Wooster Square
Friends of Edgewood Park

Become a Steward of East Rock Park!

East Rock Park is your 425 acre neighborhood park! What do you want to see there? Trash cleaned up? Graffiti removed? Trails maintained? Daffodils blooming? You and your neighbors having fun in a safe, clean park? It can't happen without YOU and your support. Please donate to keep our programs going and volunteer at one of our workdays.

Saturday Work Days with Ranger Dan begin again on September 13th!

Join us on the 2nd Saturday of each month this fall from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 pm in College Woods (at the corner of Cold Spring Street and Orange Street.) The next work days are October 18th and November 8th. Work a couple of hours and help us continue to beautify our Park! For information contact David Shimchick at 203-997-3430 or via email at dshimchick@comcast.net.

PLEASE DONATE TO FRIENDS OF EAST ROCK PARK

YOU CAN NOW DONATE ONLINE WITH A CREDIT CARD
It's so easy! Just click the link above.
Your generous donation is tax deductible and funds the work of FERP!

If you prefer to send a check (with your address on it) please make it out to Urban Resources Initiative (FERP's fiscal agent) and mail it to:

Friends of East Rock Park
c/o David Shimchick
53 Canner Street, #2
New Haven, CT 06511

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    You can purchase a Friends of East Rock Park
    T-shirt for only $12. If you are interested:
    please contact info@friendsofeastrockpark.org