Brown’s special interest lies in communicating the benefits of the trail through electronic media and preserving recollections and memorabilia of the railroad, which ceased operations in 1984.
“I am naturally drawn to the Firefly Trail,” Brown said. “I love trails and the recreational, environmental and economic benefits they provide. Plus, I love the historic aspect of rail-trails. They are a great way to uncover and share an important part of our history. I’ve got some railroad heritage of my own: my great-grandfather supervised gandy dancers on the Southern Railroad.”
Among her extensive volunteer experience, Brown lists serving as community outreach committee chair for the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy, visitor services and collections volunteer with Loudoun Museum, and oral history volunteer at the Alexandria Archaeology Museum, all in Virginia.
Firefly Trail Inc. is seeking additional volunteers and potential board members. For more information, please contact Mary Cook, treasurer and volunteer coordinator, at email@example.com.