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About Us

The Friends of Machimoodus & Sunrise State Parks is a group of volunteers dedicated to the preservation, protection and perpetuation of these two beautiful ecologically and recreationally important open spaces. We strive to help maintain these parks and enhance the opportunities for all to enjoy.

We work cooperatively with the park supervisor and our local representatives to identify opportunities to enhance the parks for all visitors.

Officially formed in 2016, one of our first projects was to coordinate an Eagle Scout project to install new trail markers in Machimoodus, and we subsequently helped to establish kayak and canoe access on the Salmon River in Sunrise.

We also assist in trail clearing, promoting responsible park use and advocating for preservation and conservation both locally and statewide.

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