The Old Dominion Appalachian Trail Club (ODATC) is an organization of individuals and trail-related organizations who meet to recreate in the outdoors in various ways as well as act as stewards of a portion of the Appalachian Trail and the public lands it runs through. Our recreational endeavors focus on hiking in Virginia but includes biking, paddling and touring as well. While the majority of our events occur in Virginia our only true limits are what members wish to limit themselves to.
THE ODATC EXPERIENCE - CURRENT ISSUES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
ATC Opposes the Mountain Valley Pipeline
The proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline would directly impact the central and southwest Virginia region of the Appalachian Trail, moving through the Jefferson National Forest and crossing over the A.T. itself. The full ATC position on the Mountain Valley Pipeline can be found here. The following are excerpts from that full text: “ The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) is strongly opposed to the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline project, which would detract significantly from the scenic landscape of the Appalachian Trail (A.T.), produce irreversible damage to local ecosystems, and potentially lead to millions of dollars in lost revenue for communities that rely on outdoor recreation-based tourism.”
Fires Update on the AT
The ATC and the National Park Service have issued a joint press release regarding the status of the fires and the A.T. in the southern region. To read the press release click HERE. Now more than ever, ATC needs your support. Our year-end campaign is under way and your donation will help to repair and rebuild the Trail in the affected areas and also support ATC's ongoing efforts to protect the entire Trail from Georgia to Maine. If you have not already donated, a special gift of $100, $150 or even $200 would be a great help toward meeting our year-end goals. Click link below to make a secure online donation on our website.
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy's 2017 Biennial Conference Is Coming to Maine
In 2017, the Maine Appalachian Trail Club (MATC) and AMC - Maine Chapter are hosting "View from the Maine Woods" the 41st Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) Biennial meeting from August 4 - 11 at Colby College in Waterville Maine. For more details, Click here.