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We're taking time out from festival planning to spend a day celebrating the A.T. and other green spaces—as we take a stand against the proposed fracked gas pipelines threatening these natural treasures. We'll join hands September 29th at the Bears Den trail center to protect our land, water, air, and communities at the fourth annual Hands Across the Appalachian Trail!
From the organizers:
"The dedicated work of hundreds of volunteers, community groups and allies, and dedicated individuals has led to Stop Work Orders and further delays of the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast Pipelines. These pipelines propose to cross several nationally known and highly popular public recreational areas including the George Washington National Forest, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Great Eastern Trail, and the iconic Appalachian Trail.
"Hands Across the Appalachian Trail is our community response to protect valued natural parks and environment. This event will be an opportunity for people to come together and celebrate our treasured natural resources, celebrate victories won by the hard work of dedicated volunteers and legal advocates, and continue building fellowship and momentum around the continued effort to stand against unnatural gas fossil fuel projects and fight for a safe, sustainable future that all can enjoy!
"Now in its fourth year 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. Come enjoy food, music, and celebrate our natural resources."
The Hands Across the Appalachian Trail event in northern Virginia will take place September 29rd at historic Bears Den, 18393 Blue Ridge Mountain Rd, Bluemont, VA 20135. 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
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Round Hill AT: Join us in bringing together local friends and family to get outside. Let’s discover our amazing backyards — from national treasures like the Appalachian Trail to new local and regional parks.