Friends of the Capital Crescent Trail is an all-volunteer non-profit dedicated to saving the Trail as a world-class linear park. The most critical threat the Trail faces today is the estimated $2.4 BILLION Purple Line light rail project.

As currently planned, the Purple Line would bulldoze the three-mile section of the Georgetown Branch/Capital Crescent Trail from Bethesda to Silver Spring, clear-cut 20 acres of forest, and replace the trail with a shade-less, narrow strip of asphalt next to a double-track, noisy and unsafe rail line underneath high voltage electrical wires.

Contact us at, or Friends of the Capital Crescent Trail, P.O. Box 5803, Bethesda MD 20824.

Friends of the Capital Crescent Trail Board Members:

Ajay Bhatt, President

Jim Roy, Vice President

Christine Real de Azua, Treasurer

Mary Rivkin, Secretary

Lynda Williams

Anne Spielberg

Founding President: Pam Browning