Eastern NationalEastern National is one of Prince William Forest Park's cooperating associations. Eastern National operates the store in the park visitor center to broaden the public's understanding of the park and its stories. Eastern National donates a portion of store proceeds to visitor services and interpretation projects. For example, Eastern National paid the publishing costs of the first book written about Prince William Forest Park.
Potomac Appalachian Trail Club
The Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC) is a volunteer-based organization, headquartered in Vienna, Virginia. The PATC was founded in 1927 by the visionaries who planned and built the Appalachian Trail. The club now manages more than 1,200 miles of hiking trails in the Mid-Atlantic region, along with cabins, shelters, and hundreds of acres of conserved land. More than 20 volunteers work with PATC in Prince William Forest Park. They help maintain 37 miles of trails. PATC volunteers help construct trail bridges and new trails.
Last updated: April 24, 2019