At this critical time for Mount Sunapee State Park, we need and welcome your help: financial support and participation.
We hope you will consider joining one of the many committees of Friends of Mount Sunapee. For more information, please contact us.
Fostering greater awareness and appreciation of the natural wonder that is Mount Sunapee State Park is central to our mission.
Continued education and outreach are critical for the long-term protection of the park, its ancient forest and exemplary plant communities, brooks and streams, and wildlife.
Also, we must ensure that our park provides ample and appropriate opportunities for traditional uses from picnicking, hiking and camping, to quiet exploration and study. We reject the resort’s agenda of adding amusement park features that destroy scenic beauty and undermine the conservation legacy and appeal of this iconic state park.
With your membership and support, we will remain:
- vigilant and vocal when it comes to the state’s stewardship of Mount Sunapee State Park;
- advocates for the protection of Mount Sunapee’s highlands and watersheds; and
- proponents for smart planning that strengthens the local economy and preserves our quality of life, open spaces, and clean waters.
In the early 1900s, decades before the formation of the state park, preservationist Herbert Welsh led the first campaign “to save Mount Sunapee for all people and to all time.” At the time, timber industry clear-cutting was destroying Mount Sunapee’s scenic beauty and natural environment including its primeval forest.
In defense of a Mount Sunapee State Park for all, the important work of conservation, education, and advocacy continues. Continue it must!