It’s Now or Never to Save the Trail! Make a contribution to support LEGAL ACTION TO PROTECT ENDANGERED SPECIES FROM THE PURPLE LINE. A coalition of groups and individuals, including Friends of the Capital Crescent Trail, on June 25 and July 22, 2014 filed Notices of Intent to sue for potential violations of federal and of Maryland endangered species law. We are now preparing court challenges including legal action to prevent the clear-cutting of trees on the Trail and in Rock Creek. Support this CRITICAL, TIME-SENSITIVE effort by donating online, or by making out a check to Friends of the Capital Crescent Trail specifying “Purple Line Legal Action” and mailing it to P.O. Box 5803, Bethesda MD 20824. 

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Volunteer! From our main page you can sign up to volunteer.

Yard signs are here! Display your support for the Capital Crescent Trail with a “Save the Trail” lawn sign in your front yard. Order one now by sending an email to

Make a donation! Your contribution will help sustain our fight to preserve park land, open space and quality of life in our community. You can make a donation on-line right now, or if you want to contribute by check, our address is Friends of the Capital Crescent Trail, P.O. Box 5803, Bethesda MD 20824.