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. Learn more
1. Cox Communications "Cox Conserves Heroes" awards program has announced Diana Christopolus as the winner! See details below.
2. AT Conservancy recognizes Mark Heede's contributions. Read the article that appears below.
THE ODATC EXPERIENCE - CURRENT ISSUES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Cox Conserves Heroes Awards Program Results
First off, we would like to thank all ODACT members who took the time to cast a vote on behalf of Diana Christopolus, in the Heroes Program competition.
Jordan Bowman, Communications Manager of the ATC has made a general announcement about the election results:
"Good afternoon, everyone!
I am thrilled to announce that, after several weeks of crossed fingers, the Cox Conserves Heroes program announced that Diana Christopulos is the national winner of their 2019 competition! In addition to her state-level prize of $10,000, Diana was awarded $50,000 to donate to the nonprofit of her choice. She has graciously donated all of her winnings to the ATC’s landscape protection programs. Of course, this is already in addition to years of volunteer work focused on preserving the A.T. and its surrounding lands. You can view our press release announcing Diana’s win and donation here:
Thank you, Diana!
Appalachian Trail Conservancy Spotlights Mark Heede's Contributions to ODATC
We are pleased and proud to announce that the Appalachian Trail Conservancy has highlighted Mark Heede's contributions to ODATC. This is a truly wonderful article about Mark, a dedicated member who has made a major impact on our club's efforts at making the Appalachian Trail accessible to one and all. Please click here to read the full article.
Missing Person Alert
The National Park Service has issued a missing persons alert for Mark Andrew George. Mark Andrew George was last seen leaving his home in Dublin, Ireland on Monday, November 4th. On Thursday, November 7th, the family received an email from Mark detailing his plans to disappear on the Appalachian Trail. The family believes that he was heading towards the Asheville area. Given his current health condition, the family believes he will be traveling by car and camping close to any parking areas. For further information click here.
A.T. VISTA 2020
Has Been Rescheduled
The A.T. Vista conference originally scheduled for:
July 31,2020 - August 3, 2020
Location: Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ
Will now be held in 2021
The A.T. Vista is the replacement program for the former A.T. Biennials. The initial A.T. Vista, originally scheduled for the summer of 2020, has been moved to August 6-9, 2021. This change is the result of the confluence of a number of independent causes.
For more Information, visitwww.atvista.org
A.T. Vista is the replacement program for the former A.T. Biennials. The initial A.T. Vista, originally scheduled for the summer of 2020, has been moved to August 6-9, 2021. This change is the result of the confluence of a number of independent causes: