Boiling Springs, PA (Sept. 30, 2014) – The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) will conclude its “Third Thursdays” event series with an evening stroll highlighting nocturnal animals at 6 p.m. on Oct. 16. Participants should meet at the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) Information Center, located at 4 E. 1st St. in Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania. This event is free and open to the public
Enjoy a short uphill walk in the twilight hours and learn about several of the nocturnal friends who share the neighborhood. Aura Stauffer, wildlife biologist with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, will be the guide for the evening and will help attendees see and hear many of the nighttime species common to the area.
“The Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s “Third Thursdays” events are a terrific way to get to know the Appalachian Trail,” said Kelly McGinley, coordinator of the event series at the ATC. “With a focus on art, music, community and volunteer stewardship, each event gives people a new way to get outdoors, learn more about the Appalachian Trail and become involved.”
Space is limited to 25 participants per hike, and registration is required. For more information, visit www.appalachiantrail.org/events. To register for the nocturnal friends hike, contact McGinley at 717-258-5771 or visit www.atcthirdthursdays.eventbrite.com.
About the Appalachian Trail Conservancy
The ATC was founded in 1925 by volunteers and federal officials working to build a continuous footpath along the Appalachian Mountains. A unit of the National Park Service, the A.T. ranges from Maine to Georgia and is approximately 2,185 miles in length. It is the longest hiking-only footpath in the world. The mission of the ATC is to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail – ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come. For more information, please visit www.appalachiantrail.org.
Contact: Javier Folgar
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Tel: 304.535.2200 x117
Email: [email protected]