What is the Mission of Williamstown Rural Lands and how have you pursued it over the years?

The Mission of WRL is to conserve the rural character of Williamstown; to enable working landscapes such as forests and farms; to promote land stewardship; and to connect the community to the region’s natural heritage. On a selective basis and as our resources permit, WRL also cooperates with other organizations to support affordable farming and housing projects.

We have pursued our mission in three basic ways:

a. In working with partner organizations and agencies, more than 3,500 acres of scenic and valuable Williamstown area lands have been permanently preserved;
b. At our home on Sheep Hill, we offer educational programs and events for all age groups that directly relate to, and support, our mission; and
c. And by nurturing a love of nature by providing public access to our conservation properties and through opportunities for passive recreation.

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