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September 17: Hands Across the Appalachian Trail!

August 30, 2016

Event photo for FacebookMountain Valley Pipeline has proposed a route that may be visible from many locations along the Appalachian Trail for over 100 miles of its length – from Sugar Run Mountain south of Pearisburg to Tinker Mountain near Daleville. Join this morning rally and show your support for the AT and for the town of Newport, which would be decimated by the pipeline proposal.

JOIN HANDS with us to ensure the Trail remains protected!

WHAT:     Hands Across the Appalachian Trail

WHERE:  Newport Recreation and Community Center – 434 Blue Grass Trail, Newport, VA 

WHEN:   10:30 to noon, Saturday, September 17, 2016

This event features the Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s vision to “connect the human spirit with nature – preserving the delicate majesty of the Trail as a haven for all to enjoy.”   Everyone should have the opportunity for that experience.

Event plan: sign making, a few short speeches then we will stretch our joined hands for a photo shoot.  Bring signs or make one when you arrive – we will provide materials.

Sponsored by the Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club; Roanoke Group, Sierra Club; Roanoke Valley Cool Cities Coalition and Preserve Giles

SIGN UP HERE ON FACEBOOK, or contact Dan Crawford at for more information


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