Julie Judkins, education and outreach director of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, will speak about the Appalachian Trail at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 1, at SweetPea's ice cream shop, 6 Depot St.

The "Grow Dalton" initiative is seeking Appalachian Trail designation for the town of Dalton.

The public is invited to hear about how the AT is a recreational and economic resource and an opportunity for environmental stewardship.