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:

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

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


Upcoming Workshops

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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.