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.


Cost Effective Green Infrastructure Workshops

Cost Effective Green Infrastructure in the Blackstone River Watershed Workshops 

Monday, June 8 & 15, 2015

Mass Audubon, the Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission, Horsley Witten Group, Inc, and the Blackstone River Coalition are teaming up to assist communities in the Blackstone watershed through case studies, technical assistance, and workshops. Two upcoming workshops will focus on low impact development techniques to reduce flooding, minimize maintenance costs, and improve water quality. Learn More

Take Action

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

Support Us

The Shaping Program was established through the generosity of a loyal Mass Audubon friend. You can help us assist communities in preserving their town’s special places.


Stay Informed

Keep up with Mass Audubon’s work and how you can help by subscribing to our Shaping the Future of Your Community e-newsletter.