All Eyes on the Land

Book Group forming! Our first meeting will be at 5:30 Tuesday, Sept 21st and thereafter on the third Tuesdays of each month. At our first meeting we’ll discuss possible upcoming … Read more

Happy National Forest Week! Get out in the Woods and Enjoy!

While Williamstown does not have a National Forest, nor does anywhere in Massachusetts for that matter, where you can celebrate National Forest week (July 12th-18th, 2021) there is the Green Mountain National Forest that extends to the southern end of Pownal, … Read more

Round Up for Rural Lands!

Williamstown Rural Lands is excited to be chosen as the next recipient for Wild Oats Market’s Round Up for Change program! During the month of July, shoppers at Wild Oats … Read more

Bird Walk Delights with Color and Song

Former WLR Executive Director Leslie Reed-Evans guided a group of curious listener/viewers to encounters with many-colored feathered friends this morning on Sheep Hill.  She began by explaining that the intersection … Read more

Article 24 Approved at Town Meeting

Thank you, Williamstown, for voting YES on Article 24.  You helped protect vital farmland in Williamstown! WRL has applied to the town Community Preservation Committee (CPC) for funding to conserve … Read more

WRL Announces Guide to Williamstown Trees

JUNE 2021.  Williamstown Rural Lands is pleased to announce the publication of an illustrated brochure designed to enable residents and visitors to take a self-guided tour of Williamstown’s trees. The “Walking Tour … Read more

Summer programs at Sheep Hill

MAY 26, 2021.  BOTH PROGRAMS FULL.  Thanks for your amazing response! WRL is pleased to announce that our summer programs for children are back! We will again be hosting two … Read more

WRL Webinar a Success

APRIL 2021.  A webinar hosted by Rural Lands attracted 35 participants interested in learning about land conservation and succession planning along Oblong Road in Williamstown.  Although intended for farmers and … Read more

Rural Lands in the News

APRIL 2021.  Dan Gura, WRL’s Lands & Trails Coordinator, was quoted in a recent story about Berkshire trails.  The article highlighted the ample hiking opportunities here in Berkshire County.  … Read more

Rural Lands reveals new look

After many months, we are pleased to announce the release of a new brand for Williamstown Rural Lands. With community input gathered from focus groups and listening sessions, the new … Read more

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