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LITTLETON — On Tuesday, April 11, at 6:30 p.m., the Littleton Conservation Trust will be holding its annual meeting entitled “Envisioning the future: strategies for retaining small-town character.”

At 7 p.m., the Dr. Ed Bell Forum will begin, at which time state Sen. Pamela Resor will present a brief update on the Massachusetts Land Use Reform Act, a proposed legislation aimed at fixing many of the state’s problem-ridden, out-moded zoning regulations.

Susan Moses, the regional and community planning consultant, will also be in attendance. She will spotlight successful strategies some Massachusetts small towns have implemented to retain their small character. Her presentation will cover:

Ways to protect the town center and commons.

Methods of historic preservation.

Ways to create effective zoning over districts.

Tools to protect open space and agricultural lands.

The free event will talk place at Littleton High School’s Performing Arts Center, 56 Kind St. Refreshments will be served and an opportunity to meet the speakers will follow the formal presentation.

The Dr. Edgar Bell Forum, a free public environmental education presentation, is hosted by the Littleton Conservation Trust and, this year, is sponsored by the Freedom’s Way Heritage Association, along with other local historical interest and preservation groups.