Vote Yes on Article 24

Your Yes Vote on Article 24 will protect vital farmland in Williamstown. WRL has applied to the town Community Preservation Committee (CPC) for funding to conserve prime agricultural land.  To … 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

A Poem from Emily Dickinson

“Hope” is a thing with feathers – That perches in the soul – And sings the tune without the words – And never stops, at all –   And sweetest … Read more

Black Lives Matter

JUNE  2020.  We at Rural Lands are reeling from events of recent days.  We share in the national outrage over the murders and persecution of Black people perpetrated and condoned … Read more

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