Wednesday November 21, 2012

An informational-organizational meeting of the newly formed group, Friends of Williamstown Conservation Lands, will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28, in the ballroom of The Orchards.

The group is forming in response to the town’s proposal to eliminate the Spruces mobile home park and to remove control of the Lowry property behind Stratton Road, which is currently dedicated to conservation uses, from the Conservation Commission and then to build housing on the land.

Strategies for preserving town-owned conservation lands will be brain-stormed, and friends of conservation are encouraged to attend, as well as neighbors and friends and residents of the Spruces.

Friends of Williamstown Conservation Lands hope to be able to provide an alternative voice in the community, and to offer different options than those being offered by the town.

Information: Ken Swiatek at (413) 458-5651 or log on to the group’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/FriendsOfWmstConservationLands.