Wayside Forest Project Accelerates

Wayside Forest Photo by M. Iarossi
Photo by M. Iarossi

Big news! The effort to protect Wayside Forest got a huge boost in March when the Commonwealth of Massachusetts unexpectedly awarded the City of Framingham a $217,000 grant for the project (final paperwork is pending).

The catch: The sale must close by the end of June--and we still need to raise an additional $222,000 before that time.

Wayside Forest covers 52 acres of woodland and wildlife habitat along Wayside Road. SVT and the City are collaborating on the protection effort, and we're thrilled that the owners have offered to sell us the property for about half of its market value. The City will hold a conservation restriction on the land if the sale goes through.

To meet the accelerated June deadline, we're launching an urgent fundraising campaign for this project. Learn more about the conservation effort and please donate.

Tour Wayside Forest for yourself at an SVT Bird Walk on May 17 at 7:00 am. Learn more and register