Join Hands Across the Appalachian Trail in Newport on September 17!

Join Hands Across the Appalachian Trail in Newport on September 17!

On September 17, 2016, people from all over the region will join hands to protect our land, our local communities and the Appalachian Trail from the unnecessary and unwanted onslaught of natural gas pipelines. Both the AT and the Newport community in Giles County are in the cross hairs of the Mountain Valley Pipeline, a project that is already opposed by many regional organizations, including the Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club.

WHEN: Saturday, September 17 -10:30 am

WHERE: Newport Recreation and Community Center, Newport, VA

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s vision is to “connect the human spirit with nature – preserving the delicate majesty of the Trail as a haven for all to enjoy.”   Everyone should have the opportunity for that experience.

JOIN HANDS with us to ensure the Trail remains protected! 

Event plan: sign making, a few short speeches then we will stretch our joined hands for a photo shoot.  Bring signs or make one when you arrive – we will provide materials.

DirectionsTake 460 west from Blacksburg approximately 10 miles. Turn right onto Rt. 42 and the Town of Newport. The Recreation and Community Center is about a mile from 460.

Sponsored by the Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club, Roanoke Group, Sierra Club, Roanoke Valley Cool Cities Coalition and Preserve Giles

Contact Dan Crawford at for more information.