We help conserve and preserve the land, waterways, fish and wildlife habitat of Upper Cape Cod  and more...

Upper Childs River Restoration Project Area  (UCRRP)

 To see what the project area looked like before restoration, highlight the slides above  and use the navigation arrows

 To see current progress, highlight the slides above and use the navigation arrows 

About Us

In June of 2011, the Board of Directors of the Falmouth Rod and Gun Club (FRGC) authorized a committee to be formed in order to establish an independent non-profit entity - the Sporting, Safety, Conservation, and Education Fund of Falmouth, Inc. (SSCEFF).  On February 25th 2013, SSCEFF was granted Non-Profit Corporate status.  In order to facilitate tax deductible donations for its evolving mission, SSCEFF pursued and was awarded 501(c)(3) status as a Public Charity on September 11th, 2014.

Our Focus

SSCEF focuses most of its attention on 1) Conservation initiatives, 2) Youth Education, and Training 3) Community Giving to organizations with like-minded objectives and missions.  Along with the Falmouth Rod and  Gun Club, SSCEF will continue to support training and education efforts related to Personal,

Public, & Sporting Safety, and Responsible Gun Ownership.

Conservation

SSCEF is involved with multiple conservation initiatives in Falmouth and Mashpee, MA.  The Upper Childs River Restoration Project (UCRRP) is a primary area of focus. Over many years, the Childs River has suffered damage to its ecosystem, in part due to chemicals and water temperature increases from upstream cranberry bog farming.  The lower reaches of the river have become choked by vegetation and debris.  In 2014, the farming of cranberries ceased and the land started to turn fallow. 

Events

During the year, SSCEF along with the Falmouth Rod and Gun Club conduct several key events which direct attention to each of our key focus areas.  Member and public donations, as well as SSCEF's Annual Yard Sale and Annual Dinner enable our charitable giving and our ability to support the other events.

SSCEF Update

  • SSCEFF is also known as (a.k.a.) Sporting, Safety, Conservation, and Education Fund (SSCEF).  This was done as the organization supports Falmouth, Mashpee and other community organizations on Cape Cod.

Community Giving

  • During this past fiscal year, SSCEF donated to the following organizations - the Association to Preserve Cape Cod, The 300 Committee, Salt Pond Bird Sanctuaries, Friends of Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge, Boys and Girls Club of Cape Cod, the Falmouth Service Center, Coonamesett River Trust, the Falmouth Historical Society, the Cape Cod Long Beards, and Heroes in Transition.

UCRRP Status

  • FRGC has purchased the 12.5 acre Farley Bog from the Town of Falmouth and signed a 30 year lease with the Town of Mashpee for the 24.7 acre Garner Bogs.

  • Division of Ecological Restoration has designated the UCRRP as a "Priority Project"

  • Project construction has begun as evidenced by the slide gallery above.

Event News

  • Many of this past year's activities were cancelled due to the Coronavirus.  Watch for future notifications.

  • The next  Annual Giant Yard Sale has been scheduled for June 5th, 6th 2021.Thousands of  items will be available for purchase.  A wide range of sporting goods, tools, furniture, household items miscellaneous artifacts, and books will be ready for sale.