Pioneer Valley
Planning Commission

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst, MA
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Press Release

CONTACT: Anne Capra, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission Phone: 1 (413) 781-6045
Emily Stockman, Plainfield Open Space Committee, Phone: 1 (413) 743-5659
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 21, 2007

Plainfield Updating Open Space and Recreation Plan

The Plainfield Board of Selectmen has appointed members to a newly formed Open Space Committee tasked with updating the town’s 1987 Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP) to guide town decisions regarding open space and recreation protection, management, and purchases over the next five years.

The OSRP assesses the current status of recreation and conservation lands in the community and identifies community needs based on a set of goals and objectives developed through a public comment process.

The next Open Space Committee meeting will be held Monday, June 11, 7:00 p.m. Plainfield Town Hall. Additional members to the Open Space Committee are welcome, and should contact committee representative Emily Stockman at (413) 743-5659 as soon as possible.

Public input will be sought through a two-step process: a survey mailed to Plainfield residents in late June and a community visioning session in July to present the results of the survey and to draft a five-year action plan for achieving the identified goals.

The OSRP is being developed with assistance from the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission with funding provided by a Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs Smart Growth Technical Assistance Grant.

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