Published Aug 16, 2014
The Southern Regional Office (SORO) of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) released some encouraging news in its February newsletter, as usual.
Back in December, SORO asked folks to give their opinions on what kinds of training they'd like regional Appalachian Trail (AT) clubs offer to volunteers. The five southern regional trail maintaining clubs received 138 helpful responses.
Here's a breakdown of what folks requested most:
Respondents seeking intermediate level training level were most interested in:
Advanced level volunteers sought training in:
Webinars -- online seminars -- are increasing in popularity; especially, Trail Building and the Dynamics of Water (46%) and The Art of Noticing (42%), an introduction to Trail Assessments and FMSS.
The replies had more than mere academic value, they helped determine volunteer training opportunities for 2014.
There's room for you on the Appalachian Trail. Click on the link below to join the Appalachian Trail Conservancy to help keep the AT alive and well.
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy's mission 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.
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