Who We Are
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Established from a group of “Volunteer in Parks” docents who were interested in developing a stronger supportive relationship with the park, we are passionate about spreading the word about Weir Park as both a cultural and natural resource. We seek to inspire others with our friendly enthusiasm to “Find Your Park” right here in Connecticut.
We are governed by a volunteer board currently composed of four Directors. The Superintendent of the Park, Linda Cook, acts as the National Park Service liaison with the Board.
2019–2020 Officers and Directors:
Judy Wander, President
Liz Castagna, Vice President
Sheila Wakoff, Secretary
James Burch, Treasurer
For more information about the board or any of our projects, please contact us.
2018: National Park Service Director’s Award noting Friends’ contributions during the National Park Service Centennial
2017: National Park Service George and Helen Hartzog Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service for the Northeast Region in Group Service
2017: Four National Park Service Awards for over 100 hours of service per individual during the NPS Centennial year
2020: Received Ridgefield Thrift Shop capacity-building grant to redesign and relaunch the Friends of Weir Farm Website, which will enhance the functionality and streamline the capability for online donations.
2019: Awarded Ridgefield Thrift Shop grant for $5,000 to fund enhancements to the The Weir Barn Dairy Room. These three custom-crafted life-size heritage art cows were designed to showcase the important role the barn played in the community and in farm life.
2017: Received Elizabeth Raymond Ambler Trust grant for $4,500 to fund an initiative for research and the preparation of a furnishing plan to open the historic Weir Barn.
Support & Join Us!
Whether we contribute time, money, or other resources, Friends share a passion for Weir Farm NHS and are dedicated to advancing its mission.
We invite you to share your talents by joining us.