PRESS RELEASE: Damascus Appalachian Trail Center Set to Break Ground

PRESS RELEASE: Damascus Appalachian Trail Center Set to Break Ground


January 31, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jenna Wagner PR & Marketing Director Friends of Southwest Virginia Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation (276) 492-2400 marketing@friendsofswva.org DAMASCUS APPALACHIAN TRAIL CENTER SET TO BREAK GROUND, CONTINUES GROWTH OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA’S OUTDOOR RECREATION ECONOMY ABINGDON, VA - A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Appalachian Trail Center in Damascus, VA will take place on February 4th at 11:00...

Friends Connection Newsletter – January 2020


Welcome Welcome to the January 2020 Friends Connection Newsletter - a newsletter designed to keep you connected with everything - or just about everything - that is underway with the following entities: Southwest Virginia  Friends of Southwest Virginia The Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation 'Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginia's Artisan Network Southwest Virginia Cultural Center...

Friends Connection Newsletter – December 2019


Welcome Welcome to the December 2019 Friends Connection Newsletter - a newsletter designed to keep you connected with everything - or just about everything - that is underway with the following entities: Southwest Virginia  Friends of Southwest Virginia The Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation 'Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginia's Artisan Network Southwest Virginia Cultural Center...

Friends Connection Newsletter – November 2019


Welcome Welcome to the November 2019 Friends Connection Newsletter - a newsletter designed to keep you connected with everything - or just about everything - that is underway with the following entities: Southwest Virginia  Friends of Southwest Virginia The Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation 'Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginia's Artisan Network Southwest Virginia Cultural Center...

Friends Connection Newsletter – October 2019


Welcome Welcome to the October 2019 Friends Connection Newsletter - a newsletter designed to keep you connected with everything - or just about everything - that is underway with the following entities: Southwest Virginia  Friends of Southwest Virginia The Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation 'Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginia's Artisan Network Southwest Virginia Cultural Center...

Friends Connection Newsletter – September 2019


Welcome Welcome to the September 2019 Friends Connection Newsletter - a newsletter designed to keep you connected with everything - or just about everything - that is underway with the following entities: Southwest Virginia  Friends of Southwest Virginia The Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation 'Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginia's Artisan Network Southwest Virginia Cultural Center...

Friends Connection Newsletter – August 2019


Marketing Comprehensive Marketing Plan Friends of Southwest Virginia has been working on a comprehensive marketing plan, alongside our Joint Board Marketing Committee and the SWVA Regional Marketing Roundtable. This plan encompasses marketing for Friends of Southwest Virginia, the Southwest Virginia brand, 'Round the Mountain, the SWVA Cultural Center & Marketplace and the SWVA Mountain...

The Appalachian Trail Center


Damascus, VA is soon to be home of the southern most Appalachian Trail Center! The center is made possible through funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission, Tobacco Commission and Department of Housing and Community Development. The trail center is one component in the Friends of SWVA POWER 16 which focuses on utilizing the regions...

New River Action Plan


New River Boat launches –Giles County has a unique asset in that each of its five towns has the potential to access the New River. While this outdoor recreation anchor is full of potential, a gap still exists in connecting the towns to a broad range of river users from outside the region and...