The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) has taken on a massive task: preserving and protecting the 2,181 mile Appalachian National Scenic Trail (AT). They've shown great foresight and wisdom in their Appalachian Trail Community(TM) program which enlists assistance from towns along the AT.
The celebration of the official designation of Buena Vista and Glasgow, Virginia, as the newest Appalachian Trail Community will take place on Thursday, April 19, 2012. The two communities collaborated to enhance awareness of the trail in their neck of the woods.
The activities begin in Buena Vista at 10 AM at the Buena Vista Visitor's Center, followed by a ceremony at the Hiker Shelter in Glasgow at 1:30 PM. The ATC and town leaders will speak, followed by a proclamation signing and an unveiling of new signs for the community.
Glasgow and Buena Vista's designation program includes live music, prizes and cake. Pat Ohleger of Celebrate Buena Vista, said: "Buena Vista is excited to have been selected as an Appalachian Trail Community. We are eager to share our community with hikers and other AT enthusiasts and we look forward to working together to promote and protect this wonderful resource and asset."
We hope to see you there!
Tags: Attractions, Events, Tourism, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Appalachian Trail, Hiking, Camping Gear, and Appalachian Trail Community
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