About Sharon Friends of Conservation

Sharon Friends of Conservation was founded in 1986. Our mission is to support and work with the Sharon 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 recreation and enjoyment of the town’s residents.”

We strive to support the Conservation Commission as well as provide it with help and resources to better carry out its mission. We maintain relationships with conservation entities in the Town, including The Trustees of Reservations, the Massachusetts Audubon Society, and Borderland State Park, and with the Boy Scouts. We advise and assist regional organizations such as the Bay Circuit Trail Alliance and the Massachusetts Riverways program.

SFOC sponsors meetings, lectures, hikes and educational events aimed at improving, learning about and appreciating Sharon’s natural environment. We attempt to familiarize Sharon residents with the natural assets of their Town through our website as well as published maps of local trails. Sharon Friends of Conservation provides a focal point for anyone interested in learning about and working with Sharon’s conservation issues, and a forum for the local conservation-minded community.

We are a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization.

Meetings

Any SFOC member may attend and participate in Board meetings. We always welcome your input and perspective. In keeping with our by-laws, however, only Board members may vote.

Most always, meetings are held at Moose Hill Audubon Sanctuary at 7:30 pm, but please check for last-minute changes.

Board meetings are always the second Wednesday of every 3rd month (quarterly)
in which they occur.

Upcoming meetings are

  • November 28, 2018
  • February 20, 2019
  • May 15, 2019
  • August 21, 2019

Newsletter

The latest issue of our semiannual newsletter (Fall ’18) is available for download. (5mb PDF)

Membership

Membership in SFOC is open to all Sharon residents and people from other communities who are interested in conservation and environmental issues.

Dues are $25 a year for individuals and families. Dues and additional contributions are tax-deductible and welcomed. Local businesses support SFOC by offering discounts.

Visit our Membership page if you’d like to become a member or to renew your membership. Otherwise you can send an e-mail to Kurt Buermann or write to:
SFOC
45 Furnace St.
Sharon, MA 02067

Officers and Committee Chairs

SFOC officers are elected at our annual meeting each March.

Officers for 2015/2016 are
President: Kurt Buermann
(781) 784-4625
Vice President: Jim Barron
Treasurer: Leo Waters

Dan Arguimbau
Rita Corey Events and environmental liaison
Paul Lauenstein Water issues
Judy Karlin
Richard Mandell
Mike Sherman Trails
Mary Tobin
Jeff Rose Website support

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Sharon Veterinary Clinic

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586 South Main St. Sharon, MA

 

 

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Crescent Ridge Dairy

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Sharon View Nursery

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Ever So Humble
Pie Company

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Please support our conservation efforts!

You can make a donation to SFOC using the PayPal button below. All donations are processed securely through PayPal. Your donation is fully tax-deductible. You will receive an acknowledgment of your donation for your records.




Mail your donation
You can contribute to SFOC by mailing a check to:

Sharon Friends of Conservation
45 Furnace Street
Sharon, MA 02067

Your donation is fully tax-deductible. You will receive an acknowledgment of your donation for your records. Sharon Friends of Conservation does not share your information with any outside organizations. We only use it to notify you of important conservation issues and upcoming events. Read our privacy policy.