Friends of Pope Farm Conservancy
... preserving the land and its stories.
The Friends of Pope Farm Conservancy (FOPFC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was formed in the spring of 2013. The purpose of the FOPFC is to enhance the educational opportunities at Pope Farm Conservancy (PFC), preserve the balance of its wildlife habitat and historical features, and protect its scenic landscapes and tranquility for the enjoyment of the public. Pope Farm Conservancy is owned and operated by the Town of Middleton. The friends will offer you many opportunities to enhance and enjoy this breathtaking conservancy. We welcome you to join us and be a part of our natural community.
July 23-31, 2016
Sunflower Days at Pope Farm Conservancy is currently scheduled for July 23 – July 31, 2016. The weather has dictated that we plant early, which will result in Sunflower Days being a week earlier than usual. Of course, the sunflowers have a mind of their own and could change our plans, but that is our best timing estimate at this time.
NOTE: This year, the crop rotation required that the Sunflower field be located in the “Back Forty,” and so the viewing area will be in the center of the Conservancy. That means ALL visitors will be required to hike approximately 1-mile (round-trip) to view and photograph the sunflowers. Please keep this in mind as you consider visiting Sunflower Days! We think it will be worth the effort.
Click Here for full event details, including a detailed map of the sunflower field, parking areas, hiking trails, and best viewing areas.
When you join the Friends of Pope Farm Conservancy, you will receive monthly news updates and be invited to events, education tours, volunteer projects, and much more!
You can make a difference by volunteering as a friend of Pope Farm Conservancy. Volunteers will be needed for both administrative and on-site projects.
By making a tax deductible donation to the FOPFC, you are helping us protect the natural landscapes and grass trails, wildlife and their habitat, and the general public's tranquil enjoyment of the Pope Farm Conservancy.
There are lots of things to see & do when you visit Pope Farm Conservancy. Learn about the geological and human history of the area, walk 7 miles of trails or enjoy a picnic with a panoramic view.