As you drive through Rochester and admire the countryside views, it is hard to imagine we are so close to Boston and Providence. It could be a world away. So valuable is the quantity and quality of water that the surrounding cities and towns have located their drinking water supplies in Rochester.
Vast forests draw hunters and naturalists from the region, and few can pass by Eastover Farm without pausing to admire. This is Rochester.
The town looks the way it does not quite by chance but by design and the good intentions of its citizenry.
The Selectmen, Planning Board and Conservation Commission have all been vigilant to guard against uncontrolled growth and to protect resources.
The Town is in the process of updating its 2008 Open Space & Recreation Plan (Rochester's sixth since 1977) to help provide a landscape guide into the future.
The Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs, Division of Conservation Services (DCS) requires municipalities to update their plans every seven years to remain eligible for state and federal money sources.
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