Declare your passion for forests, trails and CFPA.
Join The Winslow Society, a group of individuals who share a deep dedication to conservation and who know their higher level of financial support can have a substantial effect. Winslow Society members believe they can make a difference for CT forests and trails through yearly giving at the $1,000 level or higher.
Join The Winslow Society and be a part of this select team of members. Your higher level of support will have a substantial effect. Winslow Society Members support CFPA at the $1,000 or higher level. There are many ways to become an annual member of The Winslow Society:
- Make a gift of $1,000
- Set up monthly recurring gifts of $84/month or more
- Make multiple cumulative gifts throughout the year to total $1,000 or more
On December 30, 1895, a group of concerned citizens met at the home of Rev. Horace Winslow in the Weatogue section of Simsbury to found the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA). Rev. Winslow had served as interim minister at the Congregational Church in Simsbury and he was described as “a lover and planter of trees.” Mary R. Winslow, daughter of Horace and Charlotte Pettibone Winslow, was one of the Association’s founders and served as Corresponding Secretary from 1895 until her death in 1926.
Mary wrote “A few years ago, various persons in the State of Connecticut began to realize that the once magnificent forests of the United States were being rapidly destroyed both by the axe and by fire, while there was little provision made for reforestation. Deploring this condition of things, and desiring especially that the woods of Connecticut should be preserved and its people educated to protect, share, and value ornamental trees, a little company concluded to band themselves together and then ask others to join them for associated work…and thus was founded the Connecticut Forestry Association (later CFPA).”