Open Space & Recreation Plan Committee

Overview

The Open Space and Recreation Plan Committee (OS&RPC) develops multi-year plans for Wilbraham in order to qualify the Town for State funding of open space and recreation land purchases.

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Goals

 Goals of the 2022-2028 Updated Plan include:

  • Maintaining an ongoing base of support for the Open Space and Recreation Plan from Town boards and from the public through education and cooperation, communicated through public meetings, newspapers and the Town website.
  • Promoting active growth management to reduce residential sprawl and prevent open space / recreation land fragmentation.
  • Fostering inter-connectivity of Town lands throughout Wilbraham through formal, well-maintained trail systems.
  • Preserving and protecting environmental resources, including wetlands, water resources, upland wildlife habitat and wildlife travel corridors and encouraging synergy among all community, state and regional partners for conservation and preservation.

 Members

  • Steve Lawson, Minn Land Trust Liaison
  • Judith Theocles
  • Tracey Plantier, Planning Board Liaison
  • Matt Frasier
  • C.J. McCarthy, Media/Community Outreach
  • Bill Michels