Friends of Upton State Forest Annual Potluck Supper and Program May 20

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Photo courtesy of the DCR CCC Archives

What happened after the CCC Left Upton State Forest?

Join Friends of Upton State Forest on Friday, May 20 for their annual potluck supper at the United Parish Vestry, 1 Church St, Upton.

The public is welcome to come to the potluck at 6 p.m. or just come at 7 p.m. for the free program.

Please RSVP for supper at 508-529-6610 or news@friendsofuptonstateforest.org. Let us know if you are bringing a main dish or a dessert.

No need to RSVP for the program.

After supper, Ellen Arnold  will speak about the post-CCC history of Upton State Forest and the reasons why the camp was saved. This story is as interesting as the CCC-era at the camp. The National Youth Administration, the Friends of Young Judaea, the Massachusetts State Guard, and the Division of Fisheries and Game all played a role in the forest’s post-CCC history. The power point program will describe their roles in the forest’s history, and the camp’s preservation.

 

 

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