About FOWOD & Its Board


about_04Established in 1991, the Friends of the Washington and Old Dominion Trail (or Railroad Regional Park) — FOWOD for short — is a citizen-driven organization dedicated to protecting and improving the W&OD Trail. It was re-established as an advisory body of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority in 1997. The purpose of the FOWOD is to support and enhance the Washington and Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park (W&OD) as a recreational, environmental and historic resource through volunteer efforts in fund raising, promotion, educational programming and maintenance.

The governing body of the FOWOD normally consists of 15 northern Virginia residents from a number of jurisdictions on or near the trail who have a variety of recreational interests in the W&OD trail. The current members of the FOWOD Board are:

Pat Turner, President
Falls Church

Cleopatra Burke, Vice President
Leesburg

David Jackino, Treasurer
Sterling

Peter Straub, Corresponding Secretary
Alexandria

Jay Wind, Recording Secretary
Arlington

Bill McCarthy, Web Master
Vienna

Bob Evans, President of the Trail Patrol
Vienna

Rick Landers
Reston

Anne Pastorkovich
Fairfax

Karl Mohle, Park Manager
W&OD Trail Office

Andy Kaganowich, Park Specialist
W&OD Trail Office

The board of the FOWOD normally convenes on the second Tuesday of each month from 7 P.M. to 9 P.M.; the location of the meeting may vary. All are welcome to attend, but we do ask that guests contact in advance the W&OD Trail Office (703-729-0596) so that we may make the appropriate arrangements.