Shaping the Future of Your Community Outreach & Assistance Program

Shaping the Future of Your Community

Our award-winning program helps communities in Massachusetts understand, formulate, adopt, and implement tools for charting a more sustainable future through customized community workshops and direct assistance. Specifically, we help local residents and officials:

  • Guide development in a sustainable manner
  • Update and implement community plans
  • Protect habitat, water supplies, and farmland
  • Provide incentives for well-planned growth including housing and jobs

View presentations from past programs. To sponsor a workshop, contact us.


The Future of Water in Southeastern Massachusetts

The Future of Water in Southeastern Massachusetts 

Friday, April 24, 2015
Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth MA 02360
Hosted by the Watershed Action Alliance and co-sponsored by Mass Audubon.

Join fellow concerned citizens, water professionals, conservationists, and decision-makers at this one-day conference focused on critical water management issues in the southeast region and what you can do to deal with these issues in a positive way. Water is critical to all of us, requiring prudent management and effective regulation to protect our drinking water, waterways, recreational areas and aquatic wildlife. Under increasing population and development pressures, it is imperative that we work now to plan for a future with clean and plentiful water, restored rivers with abundant wildlife, and safe and efficient ways to treat wastewater and stormwater.

Stop by our Shaping the Future table and learn how to preserve and restore water resources, and help your community become more resilient to the effects of climate change. Learn More & Register

Take Action

Shaping the Future of Your Community: A Citizen’s Guide to Involvement in Community Planning, Land Protection, and Project Review is designed to help you make a difference in how land is developed and protected in your community. This practical guide will help you take steps toward effective action. Read the guidebook

Support Us

The Shaping Program was established through the generosity of a loyal Mass Audubon friend. We thank the donor for the vision and support that make these programs possible. Help us assist communities in preserving their town’s special places.