The Friends of the Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit group of volunteers who work to develop, preserve, and maintain the historic rail-to-trail greenway as a major recreational, tourism, and educational opportunity for the citizens of King George County and the state of Virginia. They work to ensure that this linear trail, designated as a National Recreation Trail and an important segment of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail, joins the Virginia State Parks as a connection to Caledon State Park.
Friends of the Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail Board of Directors Jim Lynch, President Warren Veazey, Vice President Elizabeth Buckley, Treasurer Paula Van Alstine, Secretary Dave Jones, President Emeritus Kevin Biondi David Brickley Fred Germond Ron Harris Laurie Schlemm
The Friends of the Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail seeks to protect the trail for future generations. We want residents of King George County and surrounding communities to enjoy access to biking, hiking, running, skiing, and other non-motorized activities while preserving the natural beauty and rich history along the trail. We aim for the trail to become acquired by the Virginia State Parks system to ensure its legacy while also working to connect the trail to local, regional, and national trail and greenway networks.
Activities of the Friends of DRHT include:
Coordinating public education and outreach efforts,
Partnering with local agencies and supporting legislative efforts to establish the DRHT as a state park
Encouraging trail use, building membership, and hosting trail outings, activities, and events
Establishing trail clearing and maintenance activities
Sponsoring fundraising campaigns and grant applications