Upcoming Events

Winter Tree & Shrub ID with Dr. Eric Doucette

Winter Tree & Shrub ID with Dr. Eric Doucette

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Winter Tree & Shrub ID with Dr. Eric Doucette When: November 30th, 6:30 - 8:30 PM Where: Room 317, MCLA’s Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation (CSI), 47 Blackinton St., [...]
Eyes on the Land Book Group

Eyes on the Land Book Group

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Eyes on the Land Book Group Join us for good food, good company and good conversation on contemporary books related to environmental issues, our connection to the land, nature and [...]

WRL Overview

In this video, actress and Williamstown Theater Festival alumna Jessica Hecht introduces our land trust in northern Berkshire County, Massachusetts. Consider it your invitation to join us at our many WRL properties and events.

Williamstown Rural Lands News

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Farmland Preservation in Williamstown

November 21, 2022

Farmland the world over is under pressure of conversion to other uses, such as for house lots, parking lots, and industrial development. A NY Times article last week tells the

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Book Group Re-lauches

November 18, 2022

Rural Lands’ Eyes on the Land Book Group launches our Winter season. We will meet on the 3rd Thursday of each month, 6 – 7:30 PM at Sheep Hill, 671 Cold

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Treasure hunting on the West Branch

September 27, 2022

Saturday morning was a chilly one, but the sun was out. A group of hardy volunteers joined Rural Lands and HooRWA for a joint stream cleanup in south Williamstown along

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Land Acknowledgement

It is with gratitude and humility that we acknowledge that we are learning, speaking, hiking and gathering on the ancestral homelands of the Mohican people, the Indigenous people of this land. Despite tremendous hardship in being forced from here, today their community resides in Wisconsin and is known as the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. We pay honor and respect to their ancestors past and present as we commit to building a more inclusive and equitable space for all.

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