The Appalachian Trail Conservancy Joins Prestigious Group of Leave No Trace Master Educator Providers

The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics has named the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) a Master Educator Course Provider. As just one of 11 organizations in the United States authorized to lead Master Educator courses, the ATC will offer a variety of Leave No Trace courses to partners, the... - August 01, 2015

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy Opposes Legislation That Would Expedite Pipeline Construction on National Park Service Lands

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) strongly opposes legislation that would expedite pipeline construction in national parks, including the Appalachian National Scenic Trail (A.T.). Three bills—H.R. 2295 in the House of Representatives and S. 411 and S. 1196 in the Senate—would... - July 09, 2015

Evening Programs at Appalachian Trail Biennial Conference Feature Music, Inspiration and Adventure

Experience live music, comedy and informative and inspirational presentations about the great outdoors during the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) Biennial Conference “Hiking Through History,” held at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. Events start at 8 p.m. each evening... - June 27, 2015

Volunteers Along Appalachian Trail Remove Thousands of Pounds of Invasive Garlic Mustard

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) is proud to announce that a total of 2,772 pounds of the invasive, non-native plant garlic mustard have been removed from the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) corridor. The removal efforts, carried out by 169 volunteers who contributed more than 750 hours, were part... - June 26, 2015

Great Barrington Appalachian Trail Community Hosts Third Annual Hike and Community Picnic July 25

The Great Barrington Appalachian Trail Community™ invites hiking enthusiasts to celebrate the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) by participating in the third annual Appalachian Trail Hike and Community Picnic at Benedict Pond in Beartown State Forest on Saturday, July 25. A number of hikes will be... - June 25, 2015

Clarke County, Virginia Becomes Newest Appalachian Trail Community™

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is partnering with Clarke County, Virginia to enhance the conservation of the Appalachian Trail. - June 20, 2015

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy Joins National Find Your Park Movement

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy joins the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation Find Your Park is a public awareness and education campaign celebrating the milestone centennial anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016 and setting the stage for its second century of service. The ATC encourages everyone to find their park and share their stories online at FindYourPark.com. - April 03, 2015

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy Seeks Educators for the Trail to Every Classroom Program by March 15

Educators are invited to apply for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s (ATC) 2015 Trail to Every Classroom program (TTEC) through March 15. TTEC, a professional development opportunity, trains educators using a hands-on approach to then educate and connect their students to the Appalachian... - March 14, 2015

Fontana Dam, NC to be Designated Newest Appalachian Trail Community™ on March 26th

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC), along with the Smoky Mountains Hiking Club (SMHC), invite the public to attend the official designation of Fontana Dam, North Carolina, as the newest Appalachian Trail Community™. The ceremony will be held on Thursday, March 26, and is free and open to... - March 11, 2015

Appalachian Trail in Pennsylvania Protected from Racetrack Development

The culmination of a decade-long battle, the prevention of the Alpine Rose racetrack is a major triumph for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. - September 22, 2013

Appalachian Trail Conservancy Celebrates 3rd Annual Family Hiking Day

Held on National Public Lands Day, Family Hiking Day is an initiative developed by the ATC to introduce families to the A.T. and the benefits that come from spending time outdoors. - September 21, 2013

Yoga Classes and Volunteer Opportunities on the Appalachian Trail

A yoga and stewardship hike will allow guests to relax their minds and bodies as they get in touch with nature and learn about volunteer and stewardship opportunities on the Appalachian Trail. - September 01, 2013

Smyth County and Town Of Marion, Virginia Awarded Appalachian Trail Community Distinction

The Appalachian Trail Community™ program was created by the ATC to recognize communities that promote and care for the Appalachian Trail (A.T.). Working with a growing network of trailside community partners, the program supports communities that play a role in advocating the A.T. as a significant local and national asset and as an international icon. The program assists communities by generating tourism and stimulating outdoor recreation while preserving and protecting the A.T. - August 28, 2013

Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s Summer Event Series Brings Music, Art, and Stewardship to Pennsylvania Trail Communities

With a focus on art, music, community and volunteer stewardship, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s Third Thursdays events are a terrific way to get to know and get involved with the Appalachian Trail. - July 20, 2013

Evening Programs at Appalachian Trail Biennial Feature Music, Culture, and Trails

The 2013 Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s Biennial Conference organizers invite the public to attend live music, dancing, presentations about hiking trails, and a Cherokee storyteller from Sunday, July 21 to Thursday, July 25 at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. Events... - July 04, 2013

Luray and Page County, Virginia Awarded Appalachian Trail Distinction

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC), along with the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC) invites the public to attend the official designation of the town of Luray and Page County, Virginia as the newest Appalachian Trail Community™ on May 11, 2013 at 1:45 p.m. - April 27, 2013

Appalachian Trail Enthusiasts Meet at Western Carolina University for 39th Biennial Conference

Registration is now open for the 2013 Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) Biennial conference, scheduled for July 19-26, at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. The event is hosted by the five southern Appalachian Trail (A.T.) maintaining clubs and convenes Trail managers,... - April 17, 2013

Recipients Announced for 2013 North Carolina Appalachian Trail License Plate Grants

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of North Carolina Appalachian Trail (A.T.) License Plate grants for projects which enhance the Appalachian National Scenic Trail in North Carolina. $35,000 was granted this spring to eleven individuals and... - April 14, 2013

Appalachian Trail Conservancy Selects Cassandra Kessman as Community Ambassador for Pawling and Dover, New York

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) has selected Cassandra Kessman to serve as the volunteer ambassador to the designated Harlem Valley Appalachian Trail Community of Pawling and Dover, New York. She will serve as a community liaison to the ATC and the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference to... - March 20, 2013

Veterans Offered Full Scholarship and Support to Hike the Iconic Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC), in partnership with Warrior Hike has launched a new initiative called the “Walk Off the War” program. - March 17, 2013

Educators Encouraged to Lead a Trail to Every Classroom

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) is currently accepting applications from educators to participate in its highly acclaimed Trail to Every Classroom (TTEC) program. - March 15, 2013

Appalachian Trail Conservancy Selects Community Ambassadors for North Carolina

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy has selected two Appalachian Trail Community™ ambassadors in the state of North Carolina. - March 09, 2013

Appalachian Trail Conservancy Selects Community Ambassadors for Unicoi County, Tennessee

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) has selected Janet Hensley and Rob Martin to serve as the volunteer ambassadors to the designated Appalachian Trail Community™ of Unicoi County, Tennessee. Both will serve as a community liaison to the ATC and the Tennessee Eastman Hiking and Canoeing... - March 06, 2013

Appalachian Trail Conservancy is Now Accepting Grant Applications for 2013 Trail Projects in North Carolina

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) is pleased to announce that applications for the 2013 Appalachian Trail (A.T.) License Plate Grant Program are currently being accepted until Monday, January 7, 2013. The ATC will be awarding a total of $35,000 for a broad range of A.T. related projects in... - November 08, 2012

Grant Available to Local Communities to Preserve and Promote Natural and Cultural Assets

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is now accepting applications for the Appalachian Trail and Kittatinny Ridge Conservation Assistance Mini-Grant Program until December 31, 2012. - November 03, 2012

Appalachian Trail Long-Distance Hiking Workshop

The Appalachian Trail (A.T.) is one of the longest continuously marked footpaths in the world, measuring roughly 2,180 miles in length. This one-day workshop will provide information and tips to hikers of all experience levels who are considering hiking the A.T. - October 20, 2012

Appalachian Trail Conservancy and Local Merchants Host Community Jack-O'-Lantern Contest

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC), along with local merchants, invites the public to participate in the Community Jack-O’-Lantern Contest held from October 26-27, 2012 at the ATC Visitor Center, located at 799 Washington Street, Harpers Ferry, WV. This event is free and open to the... - October 17, 2012

The Appalachian Trail is Coming to Theaters This Fall

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) will be showing the National Geographic film "America's Wild Spaces: The Appalachian Trail" at 10 theaters across the country as part of their 2012 membership drive. - October 03, 2012

Nelson County, Virginia Designated an Appalachian Trail Community

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) will celebrate the official designation of Nelson County, Virginia as the newest Appalachian Trail (A.T.) Community™ on October 17, 2012, from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., at the Nelson Center located at 8445 Thomas Nelson Hwy, Lovingston, Virginia. - September 22, 2012

Appalachian Trail Conservancy's Rocky Top Trail Crew is in Search of Volunteer Trail Maintainers

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s (ATC) Rocky Top Trail Crew is looking for volunteers to help reconstruct a remote section of the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) in Great Smoky Mountains National Park from September 30th to October 7th. - September 21, 2012

2nd Annual Family Hiking Day Weekend Celebration

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy's Mid-Atlantic Regional Office invites families to hike on the Appalachian Trail for the 2nd Annual Family Hiking Day. - September 15, 2012

Rangeley, Maine Designated an Appalachian Trail Community

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy annouces the official designation of Rangeley, Maine. - September 12, 2012

Appalachian Trail Conservancy Celebrates 2nd Annual Family Hiking Day Trail-Wide

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy invites families to take a hike on the A.T. during the 2nd Annual Family Hiking Day. - September 12, 2012

Appalachian Trail Conservancy Celebrates the 2nd Annual Family Hiking Day

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy hosts the 2nd Annual Family Hiking Day in Harpers Ferry, WV on September 29, 2012. - September 08, 2012

Ellijay/Gilmer County, Georgia Designated an Appalachian Trail Community™

This press release annouces the official designation of Ellijay/Gilmer County, Georgia as an Appalachian Trail Community™ partner. - September 07, 2012

Abingdon, Virginia Designated an Appalachian Trail Community™

On September 11, 2012, from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) will celebrate the official designation of Abingdon, Virginia as the newest Appalachian Trail Community™. The Town of Abingdon, in conjunction with the ATC and the Mount Rogers Appalachian Trail Club,... - August 31, 2012

Summer Games Celebration in Honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the completion of the Appalachian Trail with a summer games competition. - August 03, 2012

Appalachian Trail Celebrates 75th Anniversary This August

The Appalachian Trail, the longest hiking-only footpath in the world, celebrates its 75th anniversary this August. - June 22, 2012

REI Awards Appalachian Trail Conservancy $20,000 Grant to Support Volunteer Leadership Development

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) is pleased to announce it has received a $20,000 grant from REI, a national outdoor retailer committed to connecting people with nature, to support the ATC's Volunteer Leadership Meeting held this August. Ninety leaders from the ATC's 31 Trail Club... - June 20, 2012

Memorandum Signed to Manage Connecticut's Section of the Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy signed a memorandum of understanding with environmental leaders to manage Connecticut's section of the Appalachian Trail. - June 07, 2012

Warwick, New York Designated an Appalachian Trail Community

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy will celebrate the official designation of Warwick, New York as its newest Appalachian Trail Community™ on June 30, 2012. - June 03, 2012

African-American History Hike to Celebrate National Trails Day

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy and the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will lead an African-American History Hike on June 2, 2012 to celebrate National Trails Day. - May 18, 2012

Norwich, VT to be Designated an Appalachian Trail Community

This is announcing that the town of Norwich, VT will be designated as an Appalachian Trail Community. - September 11, 2011

Appalachian Trail Conservancy to Launch Family Hiking Day

On September 24, 2011, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC), along with its 31 Trail Clubs will be launching Family Hiking Day. Supported in part by REI, Family Hiking Day is an opportunity to introduce families to the Appalachian Trail (A.T.), and all of the benefits that come from being active... - August 20, 2011

REI Hosts Radical Reels Tour as Fundraiser for Appalachian Trail Conservancy

Outdoor retail company REI will be hosting the 2011 Radical Reels Tour in Asheville, NC on Monday, September 12, 2011, with proceeds benefiting the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC). What: Catch the steepest and deepest in high-adrenaline outdoor sport films when the 2011 Radical Reels Tour... - August 18, 2011

Appalachian Trail Conservancy to Host Ice Cream Social

On August 14th, 2011 at 2 p.m., the Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s (ATC) Visitor Center, located in Harpers Ferry, WV, will host an ice cream social open to the public, to celebrate the 74th anniversary of Appalachian Trail’s completion 74 years ago. Visitors and hikers will have a... - August 10, 2011

Appalachian Trail Conservancy's Rocky Top Trail Crew is Heading Into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with Open Positions

This is announcing that the Appalachain Trail Conservancy's Rocky Top Trail Crew is doing Trail work. - August 05, 2011

Appalachian Trail Conservancy Searching for New Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer

Announcement that the Appalachian Trail Conservancy is searching for a new ED/CEO. - August 04, 2011

Appalachian Trail Boundary Crew to Recover Large Tract of Land in Maine

For three weeks beginning on July 24, 2011, as part of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) Land Protection Program, the ATC and volunteers from the American Hiking Society and Frostburg State University will be marking the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) boundary in Andover, Maine. Maine has more... - July 23, 2011

Appalachian Trail Conservancy Recognizes Don King and Pam Underhill with National Partners Awards

Donald T. King, chief realty officer for the National Park Service (NPS) National Trail Land Resources Program Center in Martinsburg, West Virginia, and Pamela Underhill, manager of the NPS Appalachian Trail Park Office (ATPO) in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, received the Appalachian Trail... - July 22, 2011

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