Maine Appalachian Trail Club: Volunteers Needed

Published May 19, 2016

Our friends with the Maine Appalachian Trail Club just released MATC's May 2016 newsletter that includes an invitation.

MATC's famed Lester Kenway says:

This is my favorite time of the year, getting out on the Appalachian Trail! MATC has several projects underway, and we're welcoming new members to the Maine Trail Crew as well as the Caretaker and Ridgerunner program.

Trail work could not be accomplished without our dedicated volunteers. Thank you all for your continued commitment!

A relatively mild winter (for Maine) allowed MATC volunteers to get an early start on their campsite replacement projects.

According to MATC's May 2016 Newsletter

  • In April, volunteers preconstructed two accessible, moldering privies for the Black Brook Campsite, close to Andover and Pleasant Pond Campsite near Caratunk.
  • The Black Brook Campsite project is scheduled for June. Dirigo High School students will assist Friday, June 3rd. MATC volunteers will continue on Saturday and Sunday June 11-12.
  • Volunteers are especially needed Saturday, June 11 to carry materials to the work site. The distance is only 500 feet over flat terrain, but it crosses Black Brook.
  • The Pleasant Pond Campsite installation runs from Saturday, September 17 through Monday September 19. Can you help on Saturday, September 17 carrying the materials a few hundred feet to the work site?

The Maine Appalachian Trail Club is keeping its 20-year commitment to replace all the campsite privies along the AT in Maine. You're invited to help!


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