Rails-To-Trails Conservancy


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Rails-To-Trails Conservancy (RTC)

Address:1100 17th St NW, 10th Fl
Washington, DC 20036

Phone:202-331-9696
Web: www.railtrails.org
Established: 1986. Description:Seeks to convert abandoned rail corridors and connecting open space into a nationwide network of public trails. Carries out programs of technical assistance, public education, and advocacy. To date, has established 13,600 miles of rail-trails nationwide. Members: 100,000. Dues: $18/year.
Publications: Rails-to-Trails (quarterly); free to members.

See other parks in District of Columbia.
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(6.) An example of an agreement and other resources are available through the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy's Trail- Building Toolbox, at http://www.railstotrails.org/ourWork/trailBuilding/toolbox/index.html.
But, he adds, "It sure beats putting a building down in the middle of a right of way or letting it sit there and grow weeds." CONTACT: Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, (202)331-9696, www.railtrails.org.
Given the rapid pace of rail-trail openings in the last several years, the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy vision seems achievable.
The meeting will focus on the area's engagement in the national Rails-to-Trails Conservancy's 2010 Campaign for Active Transportation, whose goal is to double the federal investment in trails, walking and biking.
Online information about Rails-to-Trails Conservancy's campaign is available at www.railstotrails.org/2010.
The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, www.railtrails.org, has basic information, including maps and reviews, of other trails in Massachusetts (like the Berkshires' Ashuwillticook Rail Trail) and across the country.
This official guide from the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy describes 55 rail trails in the Southeastern United States.
rail-trails, recreational trails created from abandoned railroads, advocated by the nonprofit Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. Such trails provide a link among historic, cultural and natural sites, boost sagging local economies and, in some cases, completely revive economically depressed towns (see Currents, this issue).
CONTACT: Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, 1100 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036, (202)331-9696, www.railtrails.org.
The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy publishes a directory of the 500 rail-trails in more than 40 states.
This initiative is a collaborative effort of the White House Millennium Council, DOT, and the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. American Express Corporation and the National Endowment for the Arts are among the other financial contributors.