HARPERS FERRY, WV (WSLS 10) - The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) celebrated 90 years of protecting the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) Tuesday.
The ATC credited a long-standing partnership with the federal government, trail maintaining clubs and thousands of volunteers for its efforts to preserve and manage the longest hiking-only footpath in the world.
The ATC was founded in 1925 by volunteers and federal officials working to build a continuous footpath along the Appalachian Mountains. The Trail goes through fourteen states along the Appalachian mountain range and enjoys between two and three million visitors a year.
The ATC celebrated its 90th anniversary in the midst of its implementation of a new 5-year strategic plan with focus on protection, stewardship, relevancy and operational excellence.
For more information about the ATC's 90th anniversary, including ways to give back, visit www.appalachiantrail.org/90th.
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