Hail the Trail

Hail the Trail participants will positively impact the environment and give back to the W&OD Trail by helping our beneficiary, the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority, to beautify the trail.

Hail the Trail will take place from 9:00 am to 11:00 am on Saturday, October 20, 2012. Participation in Hail the Trail is free and participants will receive a free Trail Mix t-shirt for their contribution to the W&OD Trail!

This collective action will result in the largest cleanup effort in the trail’s history and will garner strong charitable, community and civic benefits for the residents and businesses of the area. Groups of participants are welcome, as well as individuals looking to give back to the community.

Participants will have the option of working at various locations along the trail where they will help to weed, plant, maintain kiosks, pick up trash and more.

Hail the Trail will take place at ten locations along the trail, each labeled as a "station" along the old railroad. Participants are able to choose from the following stations:

1. Purcellville Station (Purcellville)

Tasks: Planting butterfly gardens and median patch work

Address: N. Hatcher Ave. and Loudon Valley Drive

Parking is available on site at the Historic Purcellville Train Station or across the street at the Purcellville Post Office.

2. Clarks Gap Station (Leesburg)

Tasks: Plant butterfly garden and build picnic tables

Cross Streets: Clarks Gap and W&OD Trail

Parking is available at the 4H Fairgrounds (17558 Dry Mill Road, Leesburg, VA 20176)

3. Claiborne Station (Ashburn)

Tasks: Weed removal and plant butterfly garden

Cross Streets: Claiborne Parkway and W&OD Trail

Parking is available at Trailside Park

4. Pacific Station (Ashburn)

Tasks: Plant butterfly garden and wildflowers

Cross Streets: Pacific Blvd. and the W&OD Trail

Parking is available off the Trail.

5. Herndon Station (Herndon)

Tasks: Vegetation overgrowth removal

Cross Streets: Elden Street and Lynn Street

Parking is available at the Municipal Center - Fotnightly Library located at 768 Center Street right off the trail

6. Wiehle Station (Reston)

Tasks: Cut back vegetation, plant butterfly garden, and weeding

Cross Streets: Wiehle Ave. and Sunset Hills Road

Parking is available at the commuter parking lot located at 11300 Sunset Hills Road

7. Park Station (Town of Vienna)

Tasks: Trash removal and invasive species removal

Address: 120 Cherry St. SE

Parking is available at the Town of Vienna Community Center located at 120 Cherry St. SE

8. Gallows Station (Dunn Loring - Fairfax County)

Tasks: Vegetation trimming and removal

Cross Streets: Gallows Rd. & Iliff Dr.

Parking is available at the Community Church of God located at 2500 Gallows Rd.

9. Idylwood Station (Falls Church - Fairfax Co.)

Tasks: Remove invasive plants, landscaping, and bench repair

Address: 7715 Virginia Lane (Idylwood Park)

Parking is available at Idylwood Park

10. Bon Air Station (Arlington County)

Tasks: Invasive species removal and planting of native plants 

Across: 850 North Lexington Street

Parking is available at Bon Air Park.

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Become a part of the largest cleanup in the W&OD's history by signing up to Hail the Trail!