In response to COVID-19, FRCOG offices are closed. Staff are working remotely. Email is likely the most efficient way to reach us. You can find our contact information on the Staff page under the About link below.

Building, plumbing and wiring inspectors are responding to emergencies only.

All meetings, workshops and forums are cancelled or have been changed to a call-in or video format.  Please look for emails from FRCOG staff about specific meetings or on our calendar at the Meetings and Events link below.

Greenscape Challenge launched!

Act for cleaner rivers logo finalThe goal of the Greenscape Challenge is to provide Greenfield residents and others with clear steps they can take with their lawns, gardens and other outdoor spaces to improve the water quality of our streams and rivers, and the environment in general. Participants of the Greenscape Challenge can download the Greenscape Challenge Toolkit that provides information on planting trees, building rain gardens, disposing of household hazardous waste and dog poop, and reducing or eliminating chemical use on lawns and gardens. All these actions and many more can help improve water quality in our rivers and streams.

The Greenscape Challenge, part of the Town of Greenfield’s Low Impact Development project, is a collaboration between the Town of Greenfield, Greening Greenfield and the Franklin Regional Council of Governments and is funded in part by a MassDEP s.319 grant and a Massachusetts Environmental Trust (MET) grant. For more information, contact Mary Chicoine at maryc@frcog.org or 413 774 3167 x 131.

Take the Greenscape Challenge now!

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