Open Space & Recreation Committee


  • Chris Picone, Member
  • Cec Snow, Member 
  • Anna Wilkins, Member


The Open Space and Recreation Committee (OSC) is an advisory group that promotes land/water conservation and recreation in support of the Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP) approved by the MA Division of Conservation Services on 7 August 2017.

OSRC members are appointed by the Board of Selectmen for three-year terms. The OSRC works with Town Departments, Boards and Commissions, as well as State/Federal government agencies, private organizations, other land trusts and landowners to develop opportunities for land and water conservation, and public recreation.

The goals of the Open Space and Recreation Committee are as follows:

  1. Implement the multi-year open space and recreation goals of the Town's OSRP, track progress in the achievement of these goals, and document/record updates and changes to these goals to be included in the next OSRP, scheduled to be prepared in the summer/early fall of 2021;
  2. Protect and conserve the rural, historic character and natural heritage of the Town;
  3. Identify opportunities for and assist the Town and private landowners in protecting, conserving and managing natural landscapes and resources;
  4. Maintain/increase existing and create new recreation opportunities on conserved land and water resources, such as multi-use trails and access for water-based recreation;
  5. Provide information, assistance and advice to Town Departments, Boards and Commissions, regarding active/ongoing and potential future land conservation/management activities, as well as opportunities for public recreation;
  6. Provide and enhance opportunities for eco-tourism, and assist the Town in its promotion;
  7. Identify and promote opportunities to work with neighboring communities to connect conserved lands and to create trail systems and other recreation-based activities that cross Town borders.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Ashburnham, MA 01430
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