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Waiver and Release Permit

Please return signed Waiver and Release Permit to:

Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail Association
P.O. Box 53
Dahlgren, VA, 22448

Adopt a Trail Section
  We are actively seeking volunteers (individuals and/or groups) to sign up to adopt half-mile sections of the DRHT for trail maintenance - periodically picking up limbs, clearing fallen trees, checking for litter, etc.

To sign up for your half-mile, check the trail maintenance sign up sheet and let us know which un-adopted section you'd like to sign up for.
 
Volunteer to participate in a Trail Work Party
 

Throughout November and December 2007, our work parties will be focused on removing the enormous piles of rotting railroad ties curently stacked at Oak Spring Farm:
- The ties will be ground into mulch for use on the trail, but first we need many hands to check the pile for chunks of metal as equipment sifts through it.
- As the piles of ties become piles of mulch we will be looking for helpers to spread the mulch along designated sections of the trail.
- Meanwhile some volunteers are needed to work on widening particularly narrow sections of the trail by clearing undergrowth and trimming trees.

Work continues in others areas as well:
- An additional parking area is being created at the Rt 609 trailhead.
- Stone dust continues to be spread along the trail as fudning and equipment make it possible.
- Mile markers are planned.
- We always need extra hands to monitor the trail and report fallen trees and other obstacles.

More hands make for lighter work! Contact our work coordinator if you can help. When possible, we share information about planned work parties in the Events area of this web site. To be in the loop on specific work party dates, times and plans, join the DRHT Yahoo Group.

Work Party Volunteers should download, complete, sign, and return the "Waiver and Release Permit" located on the left. Workers should bring gloves and wear long pants and shirts. Also bring plenty of water and perhaps a snack.

See the Events page for information about scheduled Volunteer Work Parties
Note: The Events are updated often so check back regularly.

 
Volunteer to help with Event Planning and Staffing
  From planning and leading hikes to manning activity tables at local events, our volunteers are working hard to share the trail with members of the community.

Contact our event coordinator if you can help
 
Volunteer to Work with other Friends of the DRHT Committees
  There are always a number of activities and initiatives underway -- fundraising, communications, membership, and more.

Let us know you're interested in helping us get things done

Friends of the Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail