Today, more than 160,000 members and supporters help make our success possible.
Since 1986, RTC has served as the national voice of the rail-trail movement, assembling an impressive list of wins and accomplishments through the promotion and protection of trail-friendly legislation, efforts in trail building, technical assistance, regional grassroots efforts and partnership building.
Check out our latest annual report to read how we have and continue to inspire and support rail-trail development in the U.S.
2013 Annual Report
RTC inspires movement—working in the courts, in Congress, and with individuals, businesses, foundations and communities throughout the country.
In 2013, RTC published several valuable reports on the usage, economic impact and feasibility of trails in the United States. These reports demonstrate the importance of trails within their communities and provide inspirational models and replicable tools for other communities across the country. Chief among these publications was our rails-with-trails report—the first publication of its kind in more than 10 years—which showcases the benefits of these safe and growing dual-purpose corridors.
An exciting highlight of the year was the launch of our inaugural Opening Day for Trails, which aimed to motivate and inspire people to use their local trails. And we continue to enhance our popular trail-finding website, TrailLink.com, which recently won an award for excellence.
We finished off the year with a smashing legislative success; through hard work and perseverance, all but one state opted to keep the Recreational Trails Program for another year. The program provides unparalleled funding for trails across the country and is a critically important piece of the active transportation movement.
Other Reports and Financial Information
We publish detailed financial information annually via our annual reports, 990s and audits. Click on the sidebar links to the right to download documents going back to 2011.
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Financial and other information about Rails-to-Trails Conservancy can be obtained by contacting Cynthia Dickerson at 2121 Ward Ct., NW, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20037, 202.331.9696, or for residents of the following states, as stated below:
Colorado: Secretary of State, 303.894.2200,www.sos.state.co.us, Reg. No. 20033001429.
Florida: SC No. 01008. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE, WITHIN THE STATE, 1.800-HELP-FLA.
Maryland: For the cost of postage and copying, documents and information filed under the Maryland charitable organizations laws can be obtained from the Secretary of State, Charitable Division, State House, Annapolis, MD 21401, 1.800.825.4510.
Michigan: MICS No. 23949.
Mississippi: The official registration and financial information of RTC may be obtained from the Mississippi Secretary of State's office by calling 1.888.236.6167.
New Jersey: INFORMATION FILED WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL CONCERNING THIS CHARITABLE SOLICITATION AND THE PERCENTAGE OF CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED BY THE CHARITY DURING THE LAST REPORTING PERIOD THAT WERE DEDICATED TO THE CHARITABLE PURPOSE MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY BY CALLING 973.504.6215(973), AND IS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET ATwww.njconsumeraffairs.gov/ocp.htm#charity.
New York: Upon request, Attorney General Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.
North Carolina: Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 1.888.830.4989.
Pennsylvania: The official registration and financial information of RTC may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1.800.732.0999.
Virginia: State Office of Consumer Affairs, P.O. Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23218.
West Virginia: West Virginia residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, WV 25305.
REGISTRATION IN A STATE DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION OF RAILS-TO-TRAILS CONSERVANCY BY THE STATE.