Local involvement

There are many rail-trail organizations across West Virginia.  Some groups directly manage the local rail-trails and others are friends of rail-trail organizations that help the managing agencies and municipalities to build and maintain rail-trails.

We hope you seek out and get involved in your local rail-trail groups.   You can contact local rail-trail managers directly or WVRTC can help point you in their direction. They often need donations, volunteers, board members, and trail monitors to be the eyes on the trail and to report any safety issues.

State and National Advocacy

Be a champion and talk up rail-trails with every opportunity that arises.  Tell your city, county, state and federal leaders to support rail-trails in your community and other communities.  Remind them of their value, tell them how they are a wise investment, and thank them for helping to fund, promote, build and protect them. Learn more about the national rail-trails movement at http://www.railstotrails.org

Let the world know about your experience on rail-trails.  Post trip reports, trail updates and photos on TrailLink.com (the ‘one-stop shop’ for trails in the USA, hosted by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy).