What is the Mission?
The Franklin &
Bellingham Rail Trail Committee (FBRTC) is a volunteer advocacy group
dedicated to the development, maintenance, and financial support of the
Southern New England Rail Trail as a multi-use, universally accessible
Here is what some of our volunteers say about being involved!
first got involved with the FBRTC to help develop the local rail trail
and offer outdoor recreation opportunities for myself and my kids. What I
received back was much more! Serving on the committee has connected me
to neighbors and leaders in my community and has led to friendships both
professionally and personally. I feel good giving back, and at the same
time helping to create opportunities for people to improve their health
and connect with nature.”
appreciate the work being done on the trail. While walking the Rail
Trail: I especially treasure the serenity and fresh air, Walking with my
grandchildren and dog, To feel like I’m in the woods but only a few
yards away from civilization, The maps on the kiosks, The cleanness,
safety, and surface and width of the trail.”
everybody can say that they are helping to build
something permanent that will be utilized by Franklin, Bellingham and
neighboring towns for the good health and happiness of all of
our residents; but we can! When we achieve our goals, we can also say
that we are leaving something really good for our children and
grandchildren! Help us achieve our goals!
Being part of the committee helps ensure the benefits of the trail are there for you and others!
How You Can Help
The committee is charged with
assembling a slate of nominees for President, Vice-President, Treasurer,
and Secretary. Other positions and areas to serve are also available
and determined by need on an annual basis.
Any interested member
is eligible to serve. Please complete the online form now to be
contacted. Nominations must be received before January 10, 2022. You can
also reach out to the committee directly to discuss getting involved
at [email protected]
While we hope that we are overwhelmed with nominations, we recognize
that not everyone has the time to serve. FBRTC has always been a
volunteer-based organization with multiple opportunities at a variety of
levels. To that end, we would encourage you to fill out the interest form