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

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 boston.com 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

WRL Response to COVID-19

APRIL 2021 update Guided Hikes After a hiatus last year, we are pleased to announce that WRL guided hikes will return in 2021.  Our Trails Committee members are busy planning … Read more

Oblong Road Neighborhood Outreach Webinar

Join Rural Lands on April 29th for a discussion and Q&A about land conservation and succession planning along Oblong Road.  Landowners in the Oblong, Woodcock, and Sloan roads area are … Read more

Woodchucks are back!

OCTOBER 2020. While the new school year has begun, we are still not able to offer in person programs such as field trips and Woodchuck Wednesdays here at Sheep Hill. Since families … Read more

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