Friends of Upton State Forest will be joining the Department of Conservation and
Recreation for their annual Park Serve Day at Upton State Forest on Sunday, April 24. This is an annual volunteer event to give back to our state parks by helping with spring cleanup, and to get them ready for the summer recreation season. The Friends have participated in this annual event since 2006.
We will meet at the Upton State Forest CCC Camp located near the intersection of
Westborough and Southborough Roads in Upton. The GPS address is 205 Westboro Rd.
Registration is at 8:30 AM and we will work from 9:00 AM until noon. The Friends will provide water, and a light lunch for volunteers.
Participants should come dressed for the weather, and for work, including gloves. Don’t
forget insect repellant and sunscreen. Bring hand tools such as loppers, shovels, and rakes. No power tools. Everyone must sign a liability waiver. Youth over 12 are welcome with parental attendance and signature. Youth groups are required to pre-register and the adult in charge must come with the signed waivers.
If you have questions about the event, you can contact the Park staff at 508-278-7604 or
Blackstone.Heritage@state.ma.us. Youth groups can contact the staff for the waiver forms to bring with them that day.
Friends of Upton State Forest work “to preserve, enhance, and protect the natural and
historic resources of Upton State Forest.” They welcome new members. For more information about the Friends you can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org, or check their website at friendsofuptonstateforest.org.