• Paddling on the Potomac River

    Potomac Heritage

    National Scenic Trail DC,MD,PA,VA

Volunteer

Volunteers are essential to the development and conservation of Trail segments. The following list suggests ways to become involved in planning, advocacy, maintenance, interpretation and special events. You may also click on "contact us" to recommend additions to this list.

Volunteer with a Private Organization:

The Accokeek Foundation at Piscataway Park

http://www.accokeek.org

301-283-2113

Allegheny Trail Alliance

(Great Allegheny Passage)

http://www.atatrail.org/

888-ATA-BIKE

American Hiking Society Volunteer Vacations

http://www.americanhiking.org/

BikeWalk Virginia

http://www.bikewalkvirginia.org

757-229-0507

Cascades Community Association

http://www.cascadesva.com

703-406-0820

C & O Canal Association

http://www.candocanal.org/

C & O Canal Trust

http://www.canaltrust.org/

301-714-2233

Conservancy for Charles County (Md.)

301-932-5714

www.conservecharles.org

Cultural Tourism DC

www.culturaltourismdc.org

202-661-7581

Fairfax Trails & Streams

www.fairfaxtrails.org

703-244-2476

Friends of Alexandria Archeology

http://www.foaa.org

703-838-4399

Friends of Caledon Natural Area

540-663-3861

Friends of Leesylvania State Park

http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/lee.shtml

Friends of Prince William Forest Park

http://www.fpwfp.org/

Friends of Riverbend Park

http://www.forb.org

Great Falls Trailblazers

http://www.greatfallstrailblazers.org/

Keystone Trails Association

http://www.kta-hike.org/

717-238-7017

Northern Neck Land Conservancy

http://www.nnconserve.org/

804-435-2814

Northern Virginia Conservation Trust

http://www.nvct.org

703-354-5093

Oxon Hill Bicycle and Trail Club

http://www.ohbike.org/

Pennsylvania Cross Country Skier's Association

http://www.paccsa.org/

Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation

http://www.paparksandforests.org/

717-236-7644

Potomac Conservancy

http://www.potomac.org/site/

301-608-1188

Prince William Conservation Alliance

http://www.pwconserve.org/

703-499-4954

Potomac Appalachian Trail Club

http://www.potomacappalachian.org/

703-242-0315

Potomac Heritage Trail Association

http://www.potomactrail.org/

888-223-4093

Recreational Equipment, Inc., Local Volunteer Opportunities

http://www.rei.com/aboutrei/volunteer.html

Save Crow's Nest

http://www.savecrowsnest.org

540-657-6674

Sierra Club Metropolitan Washington Regional Outings Program

http://www.mwrop.org/

301-220-3248

Southern Maryland Resource Conservation and Development Board

http://www.somdrcd.org/

301-932-4638

Southern Prince George's Trails Coalition

http://www.ohbike.org/bikesbelong/factsheet.html

Trust for Public Land (Chesapeake/Central Appalachians)

http://www.tpl.org

202-543-4733

Washington Area Bicyclist Association

202-628-2500

http://www.waba.org/

Washington (D.C.) Parks and People

www.washingtonparks.net/

202-GO-2-PARK

Volunteer with a Government Agency:

City of Alexandria Archeology

http://oha.alexandriava.gov/archaeology/ar-support-volunteering.html

District of Columbia Department of Parks and Recreation

http://dpr.dc.gov/dpr/

Fairfax County Park Authority

www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks

Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services

http://www.loudoun.gov/services/parks.htm

Maryland Department of Natural Resources

http://www.dnr.state.md.us/volunteer/

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/cons/

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation

http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/volnteer.shtml

National Park Service

http://www.nps.gov/gettinginvolved/volunteer/

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

http://www.fws.gov/volunteers/

Bureau of Land Management

http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/res/Volunteer.3.html

Eastern States Office: 703-440-1522

Did You Know?

actor portraying George Washington at Fort Necessity

As a young man in the 1750s, George Washington made four trips over the Allegheny Mountains. He was shot at by the Indians or French during each of these trips. Despite having four holes shot through his coat and two horse shot out from under him, he escaped being hit by any musket balls.