For thousands of years, humans have studied trees to learn how they too can provide suitable housing for squirrels and grow lemons from their fingertips. Branch out with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $15 for admission to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy Membership Event for one (up to a $30 value)
- $28 for two Groupons, each good for one admission to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy Membership Event (up to a $60 value)
At a membership drive event on October 20, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) will screen Appalachian Impressions, a film about hiking the 2,180-mile trail. Trail volunteers will tell their stories and a 2,000 miler will also be on hand to answer any questions. The event runs from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Capitol Cinema in Erwin. Kids 13 and under enter for free. Guests will have a chance to win hiking gear such as an ENO hammock or Gregory backpack. Attendees will receive a year-long membership to the ATC. The address you provide upon purchasing this Groupon will be used to send your magazine subscription, ATC decal and patch, a membership welcome packet, and an oversize Appalachian Trail strip map.
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
The Appalachian Trail stretches from Georgia to Maine, running 2,180 miles over mountains, rocky slopes, and deep valleys. Since it was established in 1925, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) has cared for the trail, maintaining 250,000 acres of public land. The organization educates hikers on Leave No Trace camping and why it's not a good idea to challenge a bear to a hugging contest.
Volunteers and trail crews build and repair shelters along the footpath and engage youth and community members in outdoor activities. In addition to these human-oriented services, the ATC works to protect endangered species living along the trail and to preserve the land's watershed streams and migratory corridor.