The Friends of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail is a group of
citizens working in partnership with state and local governments
toward the completion of the proposed rail trail. This is
a volunteer group which is active in moving forward the state
and federal issues required for the planning, design, construction,
and maintenance of the rail trail, fundraising activities
and support for rail trail issues at local town meetings.
The Friends work to ensure that all the questions, concerns
and other issues are addressed by working in concert with
neighborhood associations, each town government, and the
citizens of the towns.
The group holds monthly meetings with speakers who are experts
on various rail trail issues and/or have been involved with
creating rail trails and activities related to rail trails.
The Friends sponsor a range of activities from rail trail
clearing days to support for environmental awareness events
such as Earth Day to other community events. The Friends
- Coordinate public education and outreach efforts
- Establish trail clearing and maintenance projects
- Sponsor fund raising campaigns and grant applications
- Support the planning, design, and construction phases of the Rail Trail
- Support legislative efforts that promote the design, construction and maintenance of the rail trail
The Friends of Bruce Freeman Rail Trail is an incorporated
501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and all donations are
tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
A presentation from our 2007 Annual meeting provides a concise overview of FBFRT activities and goals.
Friends of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail 2007 Annual Members Meeting Presentation (PDF)