FRAMINGHAM – The Sudbury Valley Trustees held a ribbon cutting yesterday, November 4, to make Wayside Forest official.
Trustees Director of Land Protection Christa Collins and Framingham Mayor Yvonne Spicer attended Sunday’s event.
Mayor Spicer posted on social media last night “Great to cut the ribbon on our newest trail in northwest Framingham! Thank you Harrington family and Sudbury Valley Trustees for helping us preserve 50 acres of open space.”
The project made, possible by the Harrington family, adds more than 50 acres of new conservation land to the northwest quadrant of the City of Framingham.
The Wayside Forest will now become a part of the Henry Hill trail.
George and DD Harrington donated a 25-acre parcel to the Sudbury Valley Trustees.
The couple then sold a second, 27-acre parcel.
The Trustees sold a conservation restriction on the land to the City of Framingham, of which a portion of the cost was covered by a $217,600 state grant.
Wayside Forest is located off Wayside Inn Road in Framingham. It is adjacent to the Sudbury Valley Trustee’s Henry’s Hill Reservation.
Photo courtesy of Sudbury Valley Trustees.
“Framingham residents Carolyn and Andy Limeri prepare for the ribbon cutting with SVT Director of Land Protection Christa Collins,” wrote the Trustees in posting the photo on social media.