Learn the history of the creation of the W&OD Trail in Arlington

A life-long environmental activist, Peter Harnik is co-founder of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, where he served for 10 years as vice president. Later he co-founded and served as director of the Center for City Park Excellence at the Trust for Public Land. Following his retirement, he researched and wrote “Rails to Trails: The Making of America's Active Transportation Network,” the first political history of the movement, starting all the way back with the development of the railroad and the bicycle. Harnik was also active in creating the W&OD Trail in Virginia and the Capital Crescent Trail in D.C. His previous books include "Inside City Parks" and "Urban Green: Innovative Parks for Resurgent Cities." He has lived in Arlington with his wife for the past 35 years.

This author talk leads up to the Library's Spoke 'n Word: W&OD Trail Takeover event on Saturday, October 14.

RSVP for an event reminder email. Space is limited, attendance is first-come, first-served until event capacity is reached. 

For more information, contact LibraryPrograms@arlingtonva.us


Tuesday, October 10, 2023
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Barbara M. Donnellan Auditorium
Central Library
Events for Adults
Author Talk Sustainability and Environment
Arlington Public Library
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