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.




ATC Draft Policy on Pipeline Crossings - provide comments to rpcrep@tidewateratc.com


Crosscut Saw/Chainsaw Training Class 2015:

 The Appalachian Trail Virginia Regional Office has informed us of two possible dates for Crosscut Saw/Chainsaw Certification (or Recertification) classes to be held at Sherando Lake National Recreation Area the weekends of March 14-15 or March 21-22.  The type of class and the date will be determined by interest and need.  Recertifications will be done in one day. Brand new sawyers will take the full 2 day class - full classroom on Day 1, and full field day on Day 2. The classes are free. ATC will reimburse the cost (up to $65) of getting First Aid & CPR certified (sawyer requirement), and supplies all safety equipment (chaps, hardhat, sawyer first aid kits, glasses, etc).  Most of our (TATC) section is in Wilderness and we are only permitted to use crosscut saws when removing blowdowns.  If you are interested in becoming Crosscut Saw certified/recertified then now is the time to act!  It is unlikely that another class will be offered this year.Please respond ASAP to Mark Connolly trailsupervisor@tidewateratc.com  if you are interested in taking the class (Crosscut or Chainsaw) and which date you would prefer.


Voluntary AT Thru-Hike Registration System


Information on the Application for the 2015 Wilderness Skills Institute


Information on the Tye River Ridgerunner Survey 2015


Registration for Trail To Every Classroom 2015!


ATC 2015 Biennial Meeting - July 17-24, 2015


ATC Strategic Plan 2015 - 2019

Link to Trail Maintenance Crew Briefing Booklet

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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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