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
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.
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.
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.
We would like to thank all of you who have donated to SSCEF this past year - with a special thanks to those who donate by payroll deduction through the United Way.
Member and public donations, as well as SSCEF's Annual Yard Sale and Annual Dinner enable our charitable giving and our ability to support conservation and youth events.
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.
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.
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.
Many of this past year's activities were cancelled due to the Coronavirus. Watch for future notifications.
This year's Yard Sale has been postponed until September 11th and 12th due to Carriage Shop Road being closed. As in the past, 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.