The mission of the Plymouth Open Space Committee is to advocate for the preservation and maintenance of natural open space for current residents as well as for future generations in order to protect our aquifer, our environment, and the character of our town.
The Committee was created in 2002, when it was added to the Town charter as Plymouth faced intense development, having grown almost five times in population in a relatively short time.
Three of the Committee's nine members are appointed by the Selectmen, three by the Planning Board and three by the Conservation Commission.
The Committee carries out its mission by seeking opportunities to conserve natural and recreational open space, bringing articles to conserve land to Town Meeting, offering guidance to land owners seeing to sell or donate land or create a conservation restriction, collaborating with the Community Preservation Committee, to buy land for conservation, working with other conservation organizations, and by educational efforts such as newspaper articles, public recreational walks on conserved land, and occasional public conferences. The current Plymouth Open Space Plan may be found by Clicking Here.
The Committee meets twice monthly with occasional exceptions. Meeting dates, times, agenda and locations are posted on the Town Website. Members of the public are always welcome whether they are generally interested in land conservation or concerned about a specific piece of land.
Current Committee members as of June 2020 are:
Diane Peck, Chair
Dorie Stolley, Vice-Chair,
Lois Post, Secretary
The Committee can be contacted through its support staff: Patrick M. Farah, Planning Technician/Energy Officer/Conservation Inspector
Town of Plymouth
Department of Planning and Development
26 Court Street
Plymouth, MA 02360
Direct Line: 508-322-3374