Upcoming Events

Saturday, May 2, from noon to 4 p.m.
Collection of used (but decent condition) bikes for 8ikes Not Bombs self-help project. Kid and adult bikes with no rust. Donation $10/bike requested. Unitarian Church, Post Office Square, Sharon, parking lot. Info: 781-784-4533 (Rita).

Saturday, May 16, at 2 p.m.
Lakeview Meadow and Horizons trail walk. We will first amble aimlessly through the meadow, checking for newly-nesting bluebirds, then explore the woods abutting  Camp Everwood (formerly Horizons-for-Youth). Behold the early spring awakenings. Distance: 1 mile out & back. Meet and park at the split rail fence parking lot at Morse and Lakeview streets. For information, please call Kurt at 781-784-4625.

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Sharon Public Library Survey

The Sharon Public Library is requesting your assistance in filling out a 16 question survey about library services now and into the future.  The first question concerns environment impact and LEED (Leadership in Engineering and Environmental Design) certification. In order to write a building program, funded in large part by the Massachusetts Library Construction Program, this will help the library determine how important water conservation, energy efficiency through heating and cooling, lighting and renewable energy is to you.

Sharon Friends of Conservation was founded in 1986. Our mission is to support and work with the Sharon (MA) Conservation Commission “to promote, encourage and foster the preservation, care and maintenance of all public lands, waters and wildlife in the Town of Sharon, Massachusetts in order to further the recreation and enjoyment of the town’s residents.” It is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. SFOC sponsors interesting and informative meetings, holds work parties to maintain trails, and leads hikes to encourage everyone to enjoy the unique beauty of Sharon’s natural environment.

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New Membership Cards and Discounts for Members

These four Sharon businesses are currently offering 10% discounts to members of Sharon Friends of Conservation. You will need to show the new (June, 2015) Sharon Friends of Conservation membership card.* If you do not receive a card in the mail by June 15,2015 it may mean that your membership has expired. You renew the $ 25 dues online at www.sharonfoc.org or send to: SFOC 45 Furnace St. Sharon, MA 02067
* This card replaces any previous SFOC membership card.

2015 membership card

355 Bay Rd, Sharon, MA 02067
(781) 784-2740

630 S Main St, Sharon, MA 02067
(781) 784-5858

21 S Main St, Sharon, MA 02067
(781) 784-2700

37 Pond St, Sharon, MA 02067
(781) 784-7377
* Discounts on in-house dinners only  Monday to Thursday. Holidays excluded.
Not on takeout or beverages.

Featured Sighting: Snapping Turtle

Snapping Turtle by Leslie Koval Snapping Turtle by Leslie Koval
This snapping turtle was photographed just hanging out at the dam at Briggs Pond in September. The turtle was motionless for quite some time allowing the photographer to go home, get her camera and take these photos. (Photos by Leslie Koval)

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Massapoag Trail Restored

Ross's Goose photo by Josh SimonsSince 2003, Sharon Friends of Conservation has been working with the Sharon Conservation Commission to improve one of the Town’s premier assets, the Massapoag Trail. As of this writing, I am pleased to announce that two major projects have been completed. With these, the entire trail from Pond St. to Belcher St. has been restored. There remain to do only a short boardwalk and few additional signs and blazes, which should be in place by mid-spring. Read more about the Massapoag Trail restoration…