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Round Hill Appalachian Trail Committee Meeting
February 27, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join us at our next Round Hill Appalachian Trail Committee meeting. Anyone is welcome to help us get this group and local outdoor movement off the ground as we prepare for:
- 2/11/2018 “Appalachian Trail: Art of the Adventure” art show
- Community hikes
- Screen Free Week 4/30 – 5/6/2018
- Hiking & Camping Education Fair
- Appalachian Trail Community application
Join us as we work to get the Round Hill outside and making steps toward our Appalachian Trail Community application. Newcomers are welcome and encouraged.
From the Round Hill Town Website:
Round Hill considers the Appalachian Trail as one of its most unique assets and views the trail as an excellent opportunity to boost the local economy. The 2017 Comprehensive Plan set forth the goal to promote environmental stewardship as a mechanism to increase community viability, economic health, and sense of place in Round Hill.
The Town Council wants to increase connections between Round Hill and the Appalachian Trail to promote community awareness and increase knowledge of the trail as a local asset. The following is the Town of Round Hill’s Strategy to become a member of the Appalachian Trail Community™ national designation network.
- Establish a Round Hill Appalachian Trail Advisory Committee made up of local Appalachian Trail volunteers and supporters.
- Include the Appalachian Trail in Town marketing and provide educational materials at the Town Office.
- Increase dialogue with county officials about the importance of the Appalachian Trail to Round Hill.
- Encourage local residents to volunteer at the Bears Den and Blackburn Trail Centers.
- Educate residents on the benefits of membership in the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club and Appalachian Trail Conservancy.
- Maintain a partnership with Round Hill Elementary School and other local schools to encourage teachers and students to take part in Trail to Every Classroom (TTEC)
- Incorporate Outdoors & Nature Tourism as well as Environmental Stewardship into the Town Marketing & Economic Development Programs
The Appalachian Trail Community™ program is designed to recognize communities that promote and protect the Appalachian Trail (A.T.). Towns along the A.T.’s corridor are considered assets by all that use the A.T., and many of these towns act as good friends and neighbors to the Trail. The program serves to assist communities with sustainable economic development through tourism and outdoor recreation while preserving and protecting the A.T.
This Committee will work together to submit the application to become an Appalachian Trail Community and develop future A.T. programs/projects.