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Are you tired of partisan bickering? Join us at 10:30 am tomorrow for a bipartisan celebration of the Appalachian Trail at the Pearisburg Community Center in Giles County. Google Earth map link here. State Senator John Edwards (D-Roanoke) and Delegate …

Hands Across the AT Celebration, Saturday, August 19 in Pearisburg Read More »

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  Many small pipelines currently cross the Appalachian Trail, but they are nothing like the proposed new Mountain Valley Pipeline that would be built by a consortium led by EQT, a fracking company based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The latest edition …

ATC: Mountain Valley Pipeline an unprecedented threat to ALL national trails Read More »

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UPDATE: The National Park Service, Appalachian Trail Conservancy and Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club have lifted the burn ban on the AT section that includes McAfee Knob and Tinker Cliffs, and the NPS and ATC have lifted bans previously in effect …

Burn ban lifted for southern Appalachian Trail from Springer Mt., GA to US 33 in SNP Read More »

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The RATC Needs Your Help! Foundation for Roanoke Valley is hosting a 24 hr only fundraiser for over a 100 local nonprofits in the Roanoke Valley on March 16th. Ever hiked Macfee’s Knob or enjoyed other parts of the AT? …

Help RATC during March 16th Roanoke Valley Gives! Read More »

While the latest snow melts, it is not too early to play outside with the Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club. Founded by AT legend Myron Avery in 1932, RATC’s volunteers are the stewards for 16 shelters and over 120 miles of …

Have fun outdoors – join the RATC community in 2016! Read More »

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SIGN UP FOR NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, HERE. What do McAfee Knob, Saguaro National Monument, Point Reyes National Seashore and Linville Gorge have in common? All are among the twelve national Leave No Trace Hot Spots for …

National Leave No Trace Training open to the public in Roanoke and New River Valleys, September 24-28, 2105 Read More »

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Sign up here to join the crews on National Public Lands Day. McAfee Knob was already popular, but its starring role in the new film, “A Walk in the Woods,” is bringing an unprecedented number of visitors. You can help keep …

Help keep McAfee Knob beautiful on National Public Lands Day, September 26! Read More »

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(a full copy of the RATC’s comments to FERC on the MVP is here: RATC comments to FERC 6.11.15) According to its bylaws, the purposes of the Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club include a duty to: participate in and encourage the development …

RATC comments to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on potential Mountain Valley Pipeline Read More »

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