The 2021 MA Open Space Conference was the sixth annual state-wide gathering for municipal Open Space Committees, volunteers, and others involved in the development and implementation of community-based conservation planning and projects.
This event was intended to be an opportunity for those interested in protecting open space to gain practical skills, share experiences, build partnerships, and return home with an increased capacity to facilitate successful land conservation projects – be it through planning, outreach, or stewardship. To learn more about the speakers for this conference, please see our speaker page.
Below are links to the resource pages of each week from the from the 2021 Massachusetts Open Space Conference. These resources include, digital handbooks, case studies, references, and examples on various types of loans and grants.
The 2021 Schedule:
The full, old conference schedule is can be found on our Conference Schedule page.
Week 1: Open Space From Planning to Implementation
Networking – Planning and Implementation – March 4, 2021 at 7pm-8pm
Week 2: Protecting and Building Resilience in Local Green Spaces – March 11, 2021 at 2:00pm-3:30pm
Networking – Green Spaces – March 11, 2021 at 7pm-8pm
Week 3: How to Build and Maintain Trails and Increase Recreation – March 18, 2021 at 2:00pm-3:30pm
Networking – Trails and Recreation – March 18, 2021 at 7pm-8pm
Week 4: How to Conduct Outreach, Network, and Maintain Relationships – March 25, 2021 at 2:00pm-3:30pm
Networking – Community Engagement – March 25, 2021 at 7pm-8pm