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We are the Guardians
of the Appalachian Trail

 

Our mission is to preserve and manage the A.T.

– ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come.

PROTECT YOUR TRAIL
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The Land and Water
Conservation Fund (LWCF) benefits
the A.T. – but could disappear

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Mountain Valley Pipeline will have Devastating Impacts on the A.T.

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Flip Flop Hiking: Helping Conserve the Trail and Sustain Communities 
More and more, hikers are choosing to attempt flip flop thru-hikes to reduce campsite crowding and reduce their impacts on the Appalachian Trail.

 

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Vernon to be Named Appalachian Trail Community™ at EarthFest Celebration
Come celebrate with The Appalachian Trail Conservancy and the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference on April 29 as we officially designate Vernon, New Jersey, as the newest Appalachian Trail Community™.

 

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EVENTS
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4th Annual Flip Flop Festival
Apr 28 – 29 , 2018, Harpers Ferry, WV

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Annual Membership Meeting
August 12, 2018 Shepherdstown, WV

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WHAT WE DO
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Educate

We prepare and educate millions of visitors each year as they explore the natural and cultural wonders of the Trail. We promote outdoor ethics to minimize the impact visitors have on the environment. We engage our supporters on issues important for protecting the A.T. experience.

 

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Protect

We work to ensure that the Trail is protected forever through public engagement, broader landscape protection, and best Trail management practices. We manage more than 250,000 acres that protects fresh drinking water, culturally and historically significant landscapes, threatened and endangered species, and recreation-driven economies.

 

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Empower

We empower the next generation of A.T. stewards, engaging the youth and rallying local communities to help protect the Trail. Through our programs and partnerships, we support over 6,000+ volunteers that maintain and care for the A.T. and its surrounding lands.

 

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