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FOC Receives Grants!

The Friends are proud of the support from the foundations whose links appear below. The capacity building grants they have awarded us will greatly help in strengthening our organization for the benefit of Connetquot River State Park Preserve:

The Robert D. L. Gardiner Foundation

New York State Council on the Arts

Parks & Trails New York

Upstate History Alliance

Click here to read the details of these grants

Photo Contest

When you visit Connetquot, pack your camera and try your hand at capturing all its seasons and many wonders.  Send us your best pictures for a chance to win a copy of "One Little River: The Story of the Connetquot River" by Robert Graham Giffen.

The contest will run until March 1st, 2020, but if you miss that date, we'll hold your work for the next contest.

The winning picture will also grace the cover of a future newsletter and be used as the profile picture on the Friend's Facebook page. Please send your submissions to

The photo needs to be taken within the confines of Connetquot River State Park Preserve. Along with your photo submission please give an approximate location of where in the park it was shot.

Entries will be judged by the board of the Friends of Connetquot Inc. and their decision is final. Each image submitted must be the original and unpublished work of the participant who must also be its copyright owner. The participant shall retain copyright to the image entered for the competition. By submitting an image for the competition, the participant will be regarded as having granted the organizer the right to use the image in print, broadcast and/or electronic media without any fee payment, for the purposes of promoting the competition or promoting the Friends of Connetquot Inc. Where any image is so used by the organizer, the participant will be acknowledged accordingly.