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MRATC Activities and Information, Week of Feb. 11 - 17, 2024

 

MRATC TRAIL WORK:

Group work hikes are not typically scheduled Dec. through Feb, but as the weather allows, work projects will be scheduled on an as-needed basis. 

 

MRATC HIKES:

 

Fri., Feb. 16th: Hungry Mother State Park Lake Loop. Meet in the first parking lot by the dam, beforethe main entrance to the park, at 10 A.M; there is a $7 parking fee if you don’t have a State Parkpass. We will walk about 6.1 miles, enjoying the day and scouting for signs of skunk cabbage (anearly wildflower). Dress appropriately, and bring snacks/lunch, water, and hiking poles if you usethem. Email hike leader Felicia Mitchell atmtrogersatc@gmail.com if you plan to join. HungryMother SP GPS address is 2854 Park Blvd Marion VA 24354. 

 

VISITOR USE MANAGEMENT MEETING:  Mon., Feb. 12, 1 p.m., Trail Center and Zoom

Topics will include what statistical information on visitor use is already available and how we can collect more. All interested club members are welcome.

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AT COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT MEETING – Tue., Feb. 20, 3 p.m. – on Zoom.

All welcome! We will be discussing events and publicity to encourage people in our area to enjoy the AT and our club’s activities. Zoom link in next week’s Sunday email. 

 

ATC SOUTHERN PARTNERSHIP MEETING, March 8-10, 2024

Open to all club members, live or on Zoom. MRATC’s representatives are Gerry Davis and Frank White. This year it will be held at Hungry Mother State Park Conference Center. An agenda will be included in a Sunday email when it is ready. Participating is a great way to learn about topics all the AT clubs from VA to GA are interested in. No cost except for meals and lodging. Register here: https://volunteer.appalachiantrail.org/s/atc-project-details?c__recId=a0q8Z00000DGxYi.

 

KONNAROCK CREW 2024

If you would like to spend a few days doing trail work with the Konnarock Crew this spring or summer, this is the link to a Google doc. to see the projects and locations and sign up:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdP7sR78fmTJ9pmO6whPdvfD9hUOpeL_M-YnGHylw2tZcUuwQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

WINTER NATURALIST RALLY – SAT. FEB. 17TH.

Check this link for field trip schedule and registration:  https://blueridgediscoverycenter.org/mount-rogers-winter-naturalist-rally-2024

 

WINTER BIRD COUNT in February:

Anyone who would like to spend just a little time checking bird populations in forest areas or backyards can find information here on how to do it and how to report results.

 https://blueridgediscoverycenter.org/blueridgediscoverycenterblog/2024/1/23/help-scientists-by-collecting-data-with-the-great-backyard-bird-count?ct=t(RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN)&mc_cid=5ad322e8c8&mc_eid=1f8e769455

 

 

DAMASCUS TRAIL CENTER

The Trail Center will be open 10 – 5 Thu. - Mon. in the winter season. Phone: 276-323-3046.

 

 

 

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