TreeAshland Open Space Committee

Announcements

Upcoming regular meetings
September 8, October 13

All meetings are held at 7:30 PM in Town Hall on Main Street, lower level, unless otherwise indicated.

VISIT THE OPEN SPACE AND RECREATION COMMITTEE -- SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS AND BRING A FOOD PANTRY DONATION!
Date: August 15th, 2015 (Saturday)
Time: 9am to 1pm
Place: Ashland Farmer's Market, 125 Front Street
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The Open Space and Recreation Committee will be staffing the community tent at the Ashland Farmer's Market on August 15. We'll have materials to share and are always looking for your thoughts and ideas regarding open space and recreation in town. Please visit us!

We will also be collecting donated items for the Ashland Food Pantry at the tent. Please consider bringing an item or purchasing something from the Farmer's Market as a way to support two great community initiatives.

Here's a list of the items most needed in August, but please feel free to contribute whatever you can. Please note that we cannot accept expired items:

soups
baked beans
jelly
canned fruit
snacks, crackers and cookies
baby food
shampoo
toothpaste
dog and cat food, petsnacks
bottled juice or juice boxes

DRAGONFLY FESTIVAL!

Date: August 15th, 2015 (Saturday)
Time: 4 to 8p
Place: Mill Pond and Ashland Historical Society location ******************************************************
Sponsored by Ashland Alliance for the Arts!

Free music, arts, fun and dance for all ages! Enjoy the wonderful scenery and eat dinner by the sunset at Mill Pond. Great food will be sold by local vendors. Bring friends and family!

Open Space and Recreation Plan
You can reference the text and selected maps from the Ashland Open Space and Recreation Plan (106 MB, will take a few minutes !!).

Weston Nurseries — Ashland Votes to Purchase 30+ Acres
Spring 2007 Town Meeting voted to purchase the Ashland part of the Weston Nurseries land. The purchase of this land is important to preserve open space, including the town's only public water supply.

For more information, see our Weston Nurseries Land page or the Town web site.


Ducks at Ashland State Park
Lady Slipper at Ashland State Park

Mission

The Ashland Open Space Committee aims to preserve and maintain areas in Ashland, Massachusetts and provide opportunities for its residents to enjoy the natural environment.

  • Established, mapped, and continues to maintain the Ashland trail system.
  • Works to acquire, and advocates for the protection of, open space.
  • Is leading the creation of the Open Space and Recreation Plan for submittal to the town and state.

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