Help Out at Club Headquarters: Challenging and rewarding volunteer jobs are available at PATC headquarters in Vienna, Virginia. If you have time on a weekday and want to work without ticks or poison ivy, check out the possibilities!

Funding for Deferred Maintenance on Public Lands: The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is asking for support of two bills--one pending in each house of Congress--that would fund long overdue maintenance of infrastructure in public lands.  PATC members are encouraged to review the bills and the ATC’s position on them and decide whether to support them. More information on ATC site

Camping Closure in Shenandoah National Park:  Portions of SNP around the Rip Rap - Wildcat Ridge area are closed to overnight use outside of shelters and established camping areas due to bear activity. Check out the details on the Park website if you will be in the area.

Storm Damage Makes Part of Tuscarora Trail Impassable: Pete Brown reports on conditions on the Tuscarora Trail in Pennsylvania after a May storm.  More information

New Member Meeting: Meetings for new members are changing to accommodate a wider audience.  The next New Member Meeting will be held on Saturday, July 13, at 4:30 p.m. at PATC headquarters in Vienna, Virginia.  Please come and join your fellow new members to understand more about the club the the opportunities it offers. Questions:

Important Volunteer Trail Jobs Available: We need someone to have overall responsibility for the longest trail that the club maintains from start to finish--the Tuscarora.  There are other important jobs too. More information

Meetup logoUpdated Meetup Group: The club's Meetup group has been updated to focus on work trips and trail maintenance-related training. This is the place to find a work trip to join. Spend a day in the woods and have the satisfaction of improving the trails.  If you are a PATC work crew leader, list your activity here. For more information, contact the club's social media team



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