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Nov. 13, 2015

Social time, 6:30 (snacks welcome)Program, 7:00

    Spanning the Appalachian Highlands through 14 states from Georgia to Maine, the Appalachian Trail connects an "emerald necklace" of significant state and federal lands. Running primarily along ridgelines, it protects migratory flyways and significant headwater streams and is one of the most significant greenways in the country.

    The Trail also connects a vibrant community of volunteer stewards, and 2 to 3 million visitors each year to the Appalachian Range's natural beauty.


    After graduating from Hollins University, Kathryn Herndon went on to thru-hike the A.T. and the Pacific Crest Trail, patching together seasonal jobs on the A.T. in the summers and education jobs in the winters. In 2013 she settled back in Roanoke to become Education and Outreach Coordinator for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy Regional Office, working with seven volunteer Trail Clubs and 10 designated A.T. Communities™ to support programs such as Trail To Every Classroom, the Konnarock Volunteer Trail Crew, and Ridgerunners, along 400 miles of the Trail in the Central and Southwest Virginia Region.

    Kathryn will give an introduction to the Trail's history and unique cooperative management system, ATC programs, and local opportunities to get involved in the world's longest-running volunteer project. Bring your questions and your Trail stories!

Kathryn, Mt. Leconte

Kathryn, Slabtown Road

Earth Friendly Friday (EFF) is a monthly free public event of the Roanoke Sierra Club Group in cooperation with the Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke,  which generously furnishes the meeting facility. The purpose of EFF is to provide information on conservation topics of current importance and to encourage personal and community participation in conservation efforts. The second Friday of each month (except when noted otherwise here) is the date for Earth Friendly Friday. The Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke is located at 2015 Grandin Road SW, at the intersection with Brandon Avenue. Contact Dan Crawford at dbcrawford@cox.net for further information. 

Earth Friendly Friday - UU Church of Roanoke