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Partnership with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Reuse of Rail Lines: Technical Support Through The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) Exit EPA Disclaimer

Photo of Cal gulch trail
Photo of Cal gulch trail

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C. whose mission it is to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people. RTC provides resources to find answers to technical questions or to guide you through the trail-building process by working at the community-level to facilitate and spread trail successes.  This technical know-how has been applied to several Superfund sites that are now enjoying new trails that provide unique recreational opportunities that encourage healthy lifestyles. If your community is interested in reusing rail lines, contact Kelly Pack, (202) 974-5148, kellyp@railstotrails.org,  to learn more about next steps and how to make your project a success.

The Superfund Sites in Proximity to Railroads Map (PDF) (1pg, 1.2MB, About PDF) provides a general overview of NPL sites within 0.25 mile of inactive and active railroads. Please contact us for additional information about the data provided in the map.