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the community pathway project

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The second section of custom-engraved bricks has been installed in Damascus for the
Community Pathways Project, and they're looking good!



Thanks to all who helped us build a stronger A.T. Community™ in the iconic Trail Town of Damascus, VA - brick by brick.

The Community Pathway Project is no longer taking orders. The last orders were taken July 1, 2016. For information or updates about brick installation, contact Kathryn Herndon at kherndon@appalachiantrail.org.

This project was an opportunity for A.T. enthusiasts and community members alike to pay tribute to the A.T. and to the Trail Community of Damascus by purchasing a custom-engraved brick.

Bricks have been installed in front of Town Hall -- at the intersection of S Reynolds Street and Main -- and will continue to be installed going West towards S Smith Street.  As part of the Project, the Friendship Path between South Reynolds Street and South Shady Ave will remain in place, but be realigned for long-term sustainability and to meet ADA requirements.  Custom A.T. mosaic arrays are designed to draw visitors and Trail patrons downtown, promoting revitalization of the downtown business district.

The final round of bricks is projected to be installed fall or winter 2016 -- the manufacture and construction process has many variables that can cause delays, so your patience is greatly appreciated.

All donations will benefit community and economic development projects in the Town of Damascus, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s A.T. Community™ program, and Mount Rogers Appalachian Trail Club (MRATC).

Donations to the Community Pathway Project are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.