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  • 24 May 2021 8:00 AM | Anonymous

    May 24-28 National Wilderness Skills Institute

    Sign up now for the National Wilderness Skills Institute (WSI) skills-building training classes set for May 24-28, 2021. They will be online and are free! The courses offer skill building and professional development opportunities for those who engage in wilderness and wild and scenic rivers work. These WSI skill-building courses are highly recommended by BMTA Maintenance Directors Bob Cowdrick and Rick Harris -- many BMTAers have attended in the past! Courses will include skills-based training for all levels of experience! The sessions will be recorded for those who are unable attend the live events and can be used to supplement current or future local training efforts.

    To Register, go to:  https://bmta.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5dd8cc5bb99fe76c5af3587b7&id=2625bac833&e=cf832803ae

    Registration closes on April 30th!

  • 14 May 2021 5:00 PM | Anonymous


    When: May 14 – 16, 2021


    Description: Spring Trail Maintenance, May 21-23, 2021

    Where: TATC’s Appalachian Trail Section, Nelson County, VA

    Camping: Williams Branch Camping Area, Sherando Lake Recreation Area, 96 Sherando Lake

    Contact: Brittany Collins to sign up, trailsupervisor@tidewateratc.com

    Description: This is the first major trail maintenance event of 2021 and will likely be subject to some degree of COVID restrictions. As the date approaches, check our website for updates www.tidewateratc.com

    Free camping and no entrance fee if gate attendant informed of your purpose. Be prepared to be self-sufficient for own food, beverage and supplies for duration of your stay. TATC supplies tools. Our grand club- sponsored dinner is unlikely. It did not happen during Fall Maintenance because of Covid gathering restrictions and limited attendance.

    This is a weekend for us to satisfy the reason for our existence: to keep the AT, Mau-Har, and White Rock Falls trails open to foot traffic.

    Best to arrive between noon & dusk on Friday in order to establish

    Camping and be ready for our Saturday 8:00AM meeting.

    Note: You still have to complete the COVID education requirements to sign-up for trail maintenance.

  • 29 Apr 2021 9:00 AM | Anonymous

    First Landing SP Maintenance

    When Thu, April 29, 9am – 12pm

    Where 2500 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, USA (map)

    Description Crew Leader: Ellis Malabad 757-285-1252, malabad2@gmail.com Meet 9:00 am for check-in with a 9:15 departure for light maintenance. Duration of work is 9:00 – 12:00 approximately . We’ll be working at the office area next to the Bay Beach this time. Bring drinking water, leaf rake, gardening tools, work gloves, etc. Tools should be sanitized. Work Needed: Clean up leaf and other debris from the beds around the buildings Club covid policy: Wear face masks, no carpooling unless from same household, maintain social distancing, hand sanitizer. Sign up in advance, walk-in's will not be allowed. Limit 10 persons. Directions: From Shore Drive Eastbound Turn LEFT at the Park Road (Rt 343) at the stoplight. Advise the attendant at the gate that you will be performing maintenance and you will be provided a free parking pass. To sign up and to receive further information please contact Ellis at malabad2@gmail.com

  • 19 Apr 2021 9:16 PM | Anonymous

    Claudius Crozet Blue Ridge Tunnel - Update

    4-6-21: TRAIL UPDATE –Beginning Monday April 12 the east parking trailhead will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians while Nelson County expands the parking area. The project should be completed in early May. The west trailhead parking area and tunnel will remain open for visitors entering from the west. Check back for continued updates. 

    The Blue Ridge Tunnel was constructed between 1850 and 1858 beneath Rockfish Gap in the Blue Ridge Mountains of central Virginia. CSX Transportation generously donated the tunnel to Nelson County in 2007.

    The tunnel is located at the convergence of the southern entrance of Shenandoah National Park’s Skyline Drive, the northern entrance of the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Appalachian Trail, and U. S. Bicycle Route 76. Both Interstate 64 and U. S. 250 cross over the tunnel at Rockfish Gap

    Blue Ridge Tunnel – VISIT NELSON COUNTY
  • 19 Apr 2021 9:10 PM | Anonymous

    Celebrate the natural beauty of the A.T. and its surrounding landscape with us! 

    Through Friday, April 30, 2021, we are accepting submissions for our next photo series, “Natural Beauty: 14 States, Unlimited Inspiration.” Whether taken in the 1990s or today, we're looking for photos that capture the natural elements that inspire awe in millions of A.T. visitors each year. 

    If your photo is selected for the series, you will receive a Hydro Flask® Journey 10L Hydration Pack for your next A.T. adventure! Only those with a United States mailing address are eligible for this prize.

    For photo categories, terms and conditions, and to submit your photos today, visit appalachiantrail.org/natural-beauty-contest.

  • 19 Apr 2021 5:57 PM | Anonymous

    Machicomoco (Virginia’s 40th state park) opened this weekend.  Located between Yorktown and Gloucester, this 645-acre park offers hiking and biking trails, camping facilities, and river access.  The park will serve as a way to educate people about Native American culture:


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