Mill Brook Open Space Survey

We need your input - share your thoughts on the Mill Brook Open Space today!

For several years, the town has been looking at ways to preserve the former Mill Brook & Traditions golf course property on Pigeon Hill Road. Through a collaboration with the Trust for Public Land, a national not-for-profit organization, the town has acquired and protected nearly 95 acres of land for passive recreation, wildlife habitat, and community character along with water quality and storm water protection purposes.

The Town Council has established a volunteer citizen committee to help guide the creation of a recommended multi-year land management plan. The committee has drawn up this five-minute survey to collect the public's views on how to best manage the space. If you would like to learn more about the land and the background of the project, click here. Thank you for taking the time to give us your input!
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Open space grant restrictions limit the use of the property to passive recreation activities that require minimal physical improvements. Which of the following passive recreational uses would you like to see on the property? (Check all that apply)

Of the uses selected above, which do you consider to be your three highest priorities?

Highest Priority
Second Highest
Third Highest

If left unmanaged except for trails, the former golf course will revert to a wild forest of native and invasive species spread by wind and wild animals. On a scale from 1-5, with 1 being "unmanaged" and 5 being "most actively managed", at what level do you believe the town should manage this space to control invasive species during this transition to forest?

1 (Unmanaged)2345 (Most Actively Managed)
Would you like an area(s) to be managed as common space, such as a lawn or green?
Would you like an area(s) to be managed as formal gardens (e.g., an arboretum, rose garden, etc.)?