Conservation Conversations: The History of Lewis Mountain in Shenandoah National Park

As the smallest campground in Shenandoah, Lewis Mountain offers quiet campsites, cozy cabins and a camp store. But did you know Lewis Mountain was once a segregated campground in accordance with Jim Crow laws in Virginia? Join Ranger Claire Comer to hear the complex stories of Lewis Mountain and the desegregation of Shenandoah National Park.Continue reading “Conservation Conversations: The History of Lewis Mountain in Shenandoah National Park”

Places to Paddle

Here in the mid-Atlantic region, we are blessed with a wide diversity of places we can paddle, from whitewater rivers which will challenge experts to seemingly endless tidal creeks snaking around saltwater marshes and everything in-between.  In addition, we are fortunate to have a growing number of water trails being established and mapped, again acrossContinue reading “Places to Paddle”

Michael McCarthy: Nature, joy, and becoming fully human

“We might have left the natural world, most of us, but the natural world has not left us,” says Michael McCarthy, a British naturalist and writer. “The natural world is a part of us, and if we lose it, we cannot be fully who we are. And if we were to realize that, which isContinue reading “Michael McCarthy: Nature, joy, and becoming fully human”

AMC Potomac Chapter to join the Capital Trails Coalition

 The AMC Potomac Chapter has recently been invited to join the Capital Trails Coalition (CTC) as an Advisory Member.  The Coalition consists of more than 60 nonprofits, businesses, and government agencies, including the D.C. and Virginia chapters of the Sierra Club, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, National Park Service, and multiple local biking clubs.  Although the CTC doesContinue reading “AMC Potomac Chapter to join the Capital Trails Coalition”