2016 SP 2

Strategic Planning Update

As we enter the summer months, the Friends board and our committees have been checking in with our work plans. At our annual Strategic Planning meeting in February, when it was only a little colder than it was a couple of weeks ago, the board spent an afternoon sharing food, celebrating the successes of our organization, and discerning how we would like to More

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AT&T and Short Hill Mountain Facility: Last Call

Dear Friends and Neighbors, As we indicated in our post of May 19, 2016, AT&T is proposing to construct a 160,000 square foot facility (the equivalent of nearly 3 football fields) on their property at the top of Short Hill Mountain. The proposed structure would be 35 feet high, requiring eight 4MW backup diesel generators (that need to be tested on a weekly More

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AT&T Short Hill Mountain Facility

With little public notice or input, the Loudoun County Planning Commission has voted to approve AT&T’s request for a commission permit to build a 160,000 square foot (3.5 acre), 35 foot tall facility on the ridge of Short Hill Mountain in western Loudoun. The Commission’s recommendation for approval will be presented to the Loudoun County Board of Supervisor’s at their May 19th meeting More

Richard Hostelly, PATC

2015 Friend of the Mountain Award

The 2015 Friend of the Mountain Award was presented to the Potomac Appalachain Trail Club “in recognition of their longstanding work through volunteer efforts, education, and advocacy to protect the Appalachian Trail and adjacent lands along the Mid-Atlantic section of the Blue Ridge Mountains, ever mindful of the need to conserve the natural landscape with respect for historical and cultural features.” The award was accepted on behalf More

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