In previous years, dozens of open space committee members and other town volunteers have attended this event to learn from the experiences of one another. This year, municipal leaders and town volunteers will share their first-hand experiences for successful conservation techniques, available funding sources, and innovative thinking in twelve different workshops. If you serve on your town’s Open Space Committee or some other voluntary committee that is interested in the protection and stewardship of open space, the 2020 Massachusetts Open Space Conference is a great opportunity for peer-to-peer learning, networking, and inspiration.
This conference is FREE to attend and includes a complimentary breakfast and lunch. You will also have a chance to be entered into a raffle to win some exciting stewardship prizes to help build your committee’s capacity.
This event is being collaboratively organized by the North Quabbin Regional Landscape Partnership, Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust, Kestrel Land Trust, Sudbury Valley Trustees, North County Land Trust, and the New England Forestry Foundation. Funding for this event is being provided by the MA Working Forest Initiative, in partnership with UMass-Amherst and the MA Department of Conservation and Recreation.