Medfield Rail Trail now a Medfield Foundation initiative
Friends of Medfield Rail Trail becomes a MFi initiative
The Friends of the Medfield Rail Trail (FMRT) announced that they will be joining forces with the Medfield Foundation (MFi) to become MFi’s newest initiative! Established in 2001, MFi has enabled grass roots initiatives like the FMRT to raise private money for the benefit of all of Medfield.
Christian Donner, a longtime member of the FMRT said “we are raising monies for the construction and maintenance of the 1.3 mile stretch of the Bay Colony Rail Trail in Medfield, which will run from Ice House Road to the Dover line, along the former Bay Colony Railroad tracks, now owned by the MBTA.” The MBTA will lease the railroad right of way to the town without cost for 99 years. It is hoped that the FMRT can eventually run the full seven miles from Medfield to Newton, connecting all of the towns along the way. This fall, the Mass Department of Conservation and Recreation awarded Medfield with a $100,000 grant. FMRT needs the generosity of Medfield citizens in order to meet its goal of raising another $100,000.00 so that construction can commence in 2019!
Tax deductible donations can be made either on-line at Medfieldfoundation.org, or checks can be mailed to MFi, Medfield Town Hall, 459 Main St, Medfield, MA 02052. Please contact Abby Marble at (508) 359-5370 to learn more about the Medfield Foundation, or Michael Taylor at (508) 878-6599 to learn more about the Medfield Rail Trail.
MFi (www.MedfieldFoundation.org) is a volunteer-run private nonprofit, tax deductible 501(c)(3) corporation created specifically to raises private monies for public purposes in the Town of Medfield, Massachusetts. A variety of planned giving opportunities are available on our website.
NB – photo shows rail line several years ago, before the pine trees met in the middle.