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This is a group for anyone who is interested in volunteering with the PATC.

The Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC) is a volunteer-based organization, headquartered in Vienna, Virginia and founded in 1927. PATC is one of 31 organizations that maintain the Appalachian Trail for the enjoyment of present and future hikers.

Through its 7,000+ members and volunteers, PATC builds and maintains 240 miles of the Appalachian Trail and over 800 miles of other trails in the Mid Atlantic Region, along with cabins, shelters, and hundreds of acres of conserved land.

PATC volunteers contribute tens of thousands of hours of volunteer service every year. Volunteers maintain trails, cabins, and shelters, teach Leave No Trace principles to hikers and backpackers, publish maps and guidebooks, and help manage a busy headquarters operation.

The club is always in need of enthusiastic volunteers!

Upcoming events (4)

Trail Maintenance Workshop

Wolf Run Shoals trailhead

Training for new and experienced trail maintainers Learn about: • Work trip safety and planning • tools • Clipping, mowing • blazing • cleaning water bars • rolling grade dips • check dams mowing • and more! This is Fun. Really. This is on the job training. We will walk a trail section with tools and practice the tasks necessary for routine trail maintenance. We will be walking and working, probably not more than a mile each way. To Bring: • Water, snacks, lunch. • Gloves • Bug spray, sun screen • Clippers or loppers if you have them work boots, weather appropriate clothing. I will provide hard hats, safety glasses. Email me with questions [masked]

SPOOKY BEAVER CREW - Trail Maintenance Work Trip: Prince William Forest Park

Prince William Forest Park, Turkey Run Education Center

Join the Spooky Beaver Trail Crew to maintain the 37 miles of hiking paths in historic Prince William Forest Park, Triangle, VA . Wear boots and dress for the weather; bring water, a trail lunch, and leather work gloves. We typically work until 2:30 pm, but you can leave as you like. Please let Mark Ellis know if you are coming via [masked] or (703)[masked] (voice/text).

SPOOKY BEAVER CREW - Trail Maintenance Work Trip: Prince William Forest Park

Prince William Forest Park, Turkey Run Education Center

Join the Spooky Beaver Trail Crew to maintain the 37 miles of hiking paths in historic Prince William Forest Park, Triangle, VA . Wear boots and dress for the weather; bring water, a trail lunch, and leather work gloves. We typically work until 2:30 pm, but you can leave as you like. Please let Mark Ellis know if you are coming via [masked] or (703)[masked] (voice/text).

SPOOKY BEAVERS CREW - Trail Work Trip: Prince William Forest Park

Prince William Forest Park, Turkey Run Education Center

Join the Spooky Beaver Trail Crew to maintain the 37 miles of hiking paths in historic Prince William Forest Park, Triangle, VA . Wear boots and dress for the weather; bring water, a trail lunch, and leather work gloves. We typically work until 2:30 pm, but you can leave as you like. Please let Mark Ellis know if you are coming via [masked] or (703)[masked] (voice/text).

Past events (441)

Trail Work Trip: Bull Run Occoquan Trail

Bull Run Marina

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