Open Space Committee
Mission and Responsibilities
The mission of the Open Space Committee is to review and catalog undeveloped parcels in Brewster not owned by the town, and to prioritize the possible acquisition or preservation of these parcels and make recommendations to the Town regarding open space acquisitions. The Committee evaluates opportunities for the acquisition and protection of open space parcels against a number of criteria, including whether the Town’s acquisition of the parcel would help preserve Brewster’s character; protect water resources; abut or conjoin existing conservation lands; provide public access for walking, biking or other passive recreation; preserve or enhance distinctive streetscapes, views or vistas; or preserve important wildlife and/or vegetation habitat. Committee members are appointed by the Select Board.
OPEN SPACE & RECREATION PLAN
The Town of Brewster's Open Space and Recreation Plan received final approval from the state in November 2022.