Friends Of Willard Brook

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We are a private, non-profit organization that is dedicated to promoting and conserving the natural, scenic, and historic resources of Willard Brook State Forest and other natural areas, including the Nashua River Rail Trail and Pearl Hill State Park in north central Massachusetts.

NEWS AND NOTICES!!                                                                                                        


The 5th Annual Human Powered Vehicle Festival on the Nashua River Rail Trail will be held on Saturday, September 13, at the Ayer end of the Nashua River Rail Trail. It will include a road ride in the morning that you're welcome to participate in if you'd like, and a parade, demonstrations, and activities in the afternoon from 12:00 to 4:00. Details are at the festival website, We'd love to see you there.

 NEW......Groton Outdoors Calendar....... A Swarm Of Drumlins!!!!!!
The New Rail Trail Mural In Groton
If you enjoyed Mary Holland's presentation, you may enjoy her blog
Some pictures of our 2013 annual meeting featuring Mary Holland
An interesting read!!  
Excerpts from Fish & Wildlife News

Rivers and Wetlands Calendar
Fish and Wildlife Calendar  

The Friends of Willard Brook is a non-profit organization formed in 2004.  Our purpose, as excerpted from our bylaws, is:

  • to promote and conserve the natural, scenic and historic resources of the Willard Brook State Forest and its Satellite Areas
  • to foster the use and enjoyment of Willard Brook State Forest and its Satellite Areas by the public in a manner consonant with the protection and preservation of the environment
  • to engage in such educational, scientific and charitable activities as will assist the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the operation of Willard Brook State Forest and its Satellite Areas
  • to assist and work in cooperation with the Forest Supervisor in general support and enrichment of Willard Brook State Forest and its Satellite Areas

We hold regular monthly meetings which are open to all members.  If you are interested in learning more, please send us an email .