FEEDBACK WANTED: Town Asks For Public Comment On Its New Open Space & Recreation Plan

Below is a press release from the Town Manager’s Office:

WILMINGTON, MA — The Town of Wilmington Open Space Committee has completed a draft update to the Town’s Open Space & Recreation Plan and would like feedback on the draft plan from the community. The updated plan was discussed by the Committee over the course of six public meetings and includes a current inventory of open spaces, updated goals and objectives, and a list of action items to accomplish over the next five years.

Consistent themes that the Committee observed through the surveys conducted in 2019 and 2020 included a need for more public awareness of the existing open space amenities that the Town has to offer and a continued interest in trails. Action items regarding those topics and others are included in Section 9 of the draft plan which can be accessed on the Department of Planning & Conservation’s webpage: https://www.wilmingtonma.gov/planning-conservation/files/2021-draft-open-space-recreation-plan.

Please submit any comments on the draft plan to the Department of Planning & Conservation or email to vgingrich@wilmingtonmg.gov by July 19th. Following the comment period, the 2021 Open Space & Recreation Plan will be submitted to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs’ Division of Conservation Services for review and approval. An approved Open Space & Recreation Plan makes the Town eligible for State and Federal open space and trail grants.

If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Planning & Conservation at 978-658-8238.

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