Tidewater Appalachian Trail Club


TATC LogoThe Tidewater Appalachian Trail Club (TATC) is an energetic group, open to individuals and families, whose primary purpose is to maintain a 10+ mile section of the Appalachian Trail (AT). The Club is centered in Norfolk, VA, and draws membership from Hampton Roads and surrounding areas. The club also maintains the Osmanthus Trail at First Landing State Park, the White Rocks Falls Trail along the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Mau-Har Trail off of the Appalachian Trail, and a number of trails in the St. Mary's Wilderness. In addition to trail maintenance, the TATC offers a wide range of outdoor recreational activities, including backpacking, day hiking, canoeing, kayaking, biking, car camping, white water rafting, skiing, rock climbing, rappelling, nature watching, and of course, eating!  Educational events such as Map & Compass, Leadership and Wilderness First Aid are also scheduled. The TATC general meeting is held on the second Wednesday of every month (except in December) at the new Pretlow Library, 111 West Ocean View Avenue, Norfolk, Virginia at the corner of Ocean View Avenue and Granby St. Meetings start at 7:00 p.m. Visitors are always welcome. For more information, write to: Tidewater Appalachian Trail Club, P.O. Box 8246, Norfolk, VA 23503.

The TATC Silent Auction will be held from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM, Wednesday, July 9th, 2014. Please remember to bring your camping gear, crafts, art, plants, and other resaleable items to the auction, and fill out the bid sheets attached. Shortcuts to the Bid Sheets and Auction Rules:

    ♥  Bid Sheet (in .pdf format)
    ♥  Bid Sheet (in .doc format)
♥  Auction Rules


Training in Wilderness Stewardship Planned for 50th Anniversary of Wilderness Act

Link to Trail Maintenance Crew Briefing Booklet

Donate your used gear to StandUp For Kids!

StandUp For Kids (SUFK) is a non-profit organization that helps homeless, at-risk, and underprivileged youth to survive and improve their lives. The local Tidewater chapter is run entirely by volunteers. SUFK will gratefully accept gently used (and clean) tents, sleeping pads and tarps, sleeping bags and blankets, backpacks, bicycles. If you have any questions or have a donation to make, please contact Svetlana Kononov at svetazk@yahoo.com or (757) 667-8697.

You can learn more about SUFK at http://www.standupforkids.org/Hampton Roads.

Donate to TATC by using a Credit Card or PayPal, please click on the link below./strong>

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The Tidewater Appalachian Trail Club (TATC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit all volunteer organization and 100% of your donations go to furthering the club’s mission.  TATC is one of the 31 trail maintaining clubs in the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC), which work to maintain the Appalachian Trail (AT).  Your donations will support the purchase of tools used for trail maintenance and educational activities in support of trail maintenance and outdoor ethics. TATC maintains that portion of the Appalachian Trail between Reed's Gap and the Tye River, the 3.0 mile Mau-Har Trail, the 2.5 mile White Rocks Falls trail off the Blue Ridge Parkway,  11 miles of trails in the St. Mary's Wilderness, and numerous local trails, parks, and wildlife refuges in the Tidewater Area of Virginia. 

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