Friends of 

Norma Urban
Vice President
Robert Bendt
Jeanette Mitchell
Beth Roll Smith
Tour Guide Directors
Joe Harris 

Courtney Saraf


Melanie Kirylo
Park Supervisor
Andrew Buckley

Visitor Service Supervisor
Paul Clifford
Director Emeritus
Oakes Ames Plimpton

Board Members
Linda Grenon
Thomas Williams
Andrea Miller
Linda Tracey-Clifton

​Dale Thistle

Hans Pope

​Kaitlyn Abdou



"We want to go back, always back, and more of us long for a knowledge of the past, even for the sensations of an existence in it, than those of us who speculate idly concerning the distant and intangible future."

- Oakes Ames

Incorporated in 1972, Friends of Borderland, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit volunteer organization that assists the Mass. Department of Conservation and Recreation in preserving and interpreting the natural, historical, and cultural resources of Borderland State Park in North Easton.

In addition to assisting the park by purchasing flowers, bird seed, mutt mitts, sponsoring events, etc.  Each year we pick an item or items that are in need of restoration, in order to preserve the history for future generations.  In 2017 we are raising funds to restore furniture inside the Ames Mansion.