Fauquier Trails Coalition


The Fauquier Trails Coalition is a 501(3c) non-profit organization that is dedicated to the development and operation of a countywide greenway system for the benefit of the populace of Fauquier County.

Our purpose is:

  • To seek and accept public or private contributions, gifts, bequests, devises, grants or donations, and to expend, accumulate and invest the same.
  • To make distributions and donations of money or property to the County of Fauquier, State of Virginia, or to any national, state, county, municipal, or other governmental unit, board or corporation.
  • To inform and educate citizens as to the value of greenways and open space and the role of the Fauquier Trails Coalition, Inc.
  • To exercise the powers which are now or may hereinafter be conferred upon not-for-profit organizations organized under the laws of the State of Virginia.

Catalyzed by Norfolk Southern Railroad’s decision to remove the “Warrenton Branch” railroad tracks between Saunders Quarry and Warrenton in July 1989, a group of Fauquier County citizens began meeting in 1990 to promote pedestrian and bicycling greenway trails in Fauquier County.

Originally named the “Citizens for the Warrenton Branch,” the group met monthly at the Depot Restaurant or Fauquier County Parks & Rec’s Shadow Lawn Senior Center. While the FTCI’s long-term vision was for a network of trails for pedestrians, cyclists, equestrians, and waterway users, the initial focus was to convert the abandoned railroad right-of-way into a trail (a rails-to-trails project).

The group is now called the Fauquier Trails Coalition, Inc., or (“FTCI”).

Project Description: Web site development and design based on a WordPress platform. Web site features cross-browser, multi-platform compatibility. Custom front page slider of Trail Stories, custom content type for posting of trails, custom front map location mapping plug-in, MapMyWalks map ingegration, news and article posting, contact forms, and expanded content.

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