GenOn, the former operator of the power plant in Alexandria, completed a project last month that removed the black steel fencing and train track along the trail south of the power plant. The work was performed as part of the termination of GenOn’s lease with CSX. The fence, tracks and gravel are now gone and replaced with straw. The area will be reseeded with grass and will eventually become part of a linear park as part of the redevelopment of the plant by Hilco Redevelopment Partners.
The Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail needs your help to continue improving the trail. Sign up for a volunteer trail improvement event or Donate to Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail to help us purchase tools and supplies.