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We are the Guardians
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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.

 

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New House Bill Could Allow Mountain Bikes in A.T. Wilderness Areas

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

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The Path to Love: Three Love Stories from the Appalachian Trail
For many, the A.T. provides long-lasting friendships; for some, it leads to lifelong partners. The following are three true stories about the love found on the A.T.

 

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Appalachian Trail Landscape Conservation Boosted by $3 Million Grant
The Volgenau Foundation has provided a grant to work with communities toward the protection of lands, waters and unique cultural features of the most important landscape east of the Mississippi, the A.T. and its surrounding lands.

 

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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 a greenway of 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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We empower the next generation of A.T. stewards, engaging the youth and rallying local communities to help protect the Trail. We lead a team of over 6,000 volunteers that maintain and care for the A.T. and its surrounding lands.

 

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