Episode 923

FM #923 - Town of Franklin Open Space & Recreation Plan Overview - 01/12/23

Published on: 24th January, 2023

This session of the radio show shares my introductory conversation with the Town of Franklin Conservation Agent Breka Li Goodlander, CWS, PWS. We had our conversation via conference bridge.  

This session we spend time talking about the Open Space & Recreation Plan (OSRP) now being updated

  • OSRP is part of the Master Plan, a plan for a plan
  • Inventory of open space & recreation assets
  • Input from community to build plan, feedback from community on plan draft
  • Series of focus groups, public forums, survey, etc. used to gather the input

The conversation runs about 16 minutes. Let’s listen to my conversation with Breeka Li


Open Space & Recreation plan update  https://www.franklinma.gov/conservation/pages/2023-open-space-and-recreation-plan-update 

Open Space and Recreation Update Launch Video  https://youtu.be/D4Xxuw3k4Z8

Schedule of focus group meetings, follow up office hours, public forums, etc. ->  https://www.franklinma.gov/conservation/news/case-you-missed-it-2023-osrp-first-focus-group-meeting-sports-and-rec-programming

Mass Gov OSRP website: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/open-space-and-recreation-plans

OSRP Masswoods handbook: https://masswoods.org/sites/masswoods.org/files/pdf-doc-ppt/Open%20Space%20Handbook.pdf

Mass Open Space Network: https://www.massopenspace.org/ (Many free, introductory webinars for homeowners re: Open Space, estate planning, Chapter 61, etc.)

Conservation page ->  https://www.franklinma.gov/conservation 

Contact info ->  Conservation Agent/Natural Resource Protection Manager (508) 520-4847

For project updates and other Conservation related news and information, you may subscribe for Conservation updates  https://www.franklinma.gov/subscribe 


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The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.

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