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Education, Outreach, & Research Committee of the Woodlands Partnership of Northwest Massachusetts - Meeting, Apr. 2nd, 2024

Tue April 2nd 2024
Virtual/Teleconference only

This is a virtual meeting. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Please RSVP to Kate Conlin to request a Zoom link:


  1. Call to order and welcome
  2. Approval of January 11, 2024 minutes
  3. Upcoming April 16th Committee Chair Summit/Executive Committee meeting—discussion of Committee updates, priorities, and requests to share with Board leaders to develop action steps
  4. Agent update: Colrain town information session April 30th; EOEEA grant: upcoming estate planning forum (April 25) and forest walk on climate-smart practices (May 4); Forest Center website; logo design contest updates and next steps; last call for Woodlands Partnership website major suggestions and edits
  5. Scheduling next Committee meeting(s)
  6. Any item(s) not anticipated within 48 hours
  7. Public comment
  8. Adjourn




Education, Outreach, & Research Committee members: Marybeth Chichester — Franklin Regional Council of Governments (chair); Hannah Poplawski — Rowe (notetaker); Hank Art — Williamstown;

Greg Cox — Hawley; Rick Peltier — UMass Amherst, Public Health & Health Sciences Faculty



*On Oct. 11, 2022, the Board of the public body created in 2018 voted unanimously to change its name from the “Mohawk Trail Woodlands Partnership” in its bylaws to Doing Business As the “Woodlands Partnership of Northwest Massachusetts” and requested the state legislature and USDA Forest Service to officially establish and recognize the new name.