Essential Trail Maintenance
ORGANIZATION: APPALACHIAN TRAIL CONSERVANCY
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The Natural Bridge Appalachian Trail Club's (NBATC) Wednesday Crew welcomes you to join one of their weekly essential maintenance trips on the Appalachian Trail. From the simple removal of branches, to more complex projects such as constructing new trail, essential maintenance keeps the Trail in good condition. Individuals (like you!) volunteer their time to perform these tasks.
Major summer tasks consist of weed cutting and brush trimming. Drainages are cleaned year-round to get water off the Trail. This helps to mitigate erosion along the Trail's dirt path. Trail structures such as water bars and steps also help to mitigate erosion and these structures often need to be repaired or replaced.
NBATC provides on the job training for new members by pairing you up with an experienced maintainer. While the Wednesday Crew takes great pride in the work we do that enables people to enjoy the many benefits of hiking and being outdoors, we also have a lot of fun in the process.
Join NBATC Wednesday Crew on 25 January at 9:00 am near Bedford Virginia for one of our weekly Wednesday trail maintenance trips. This event is subject to cancellation in the event of inclement weather.
About APPALACHIAN TRAIL CONSERVANCY
PO BOX 807, HARPERS FERRY, WV 25425, US
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s mission is to protect, manage, and advocate for the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.
Appalachian Trail (A.T.) is a project built on civic engagement. It exists because people like you step up and help out in a variety of ways, outdoors or inside. Activities can be physical (such as Trail work or boundary maintenance), creative (like contributing photography or writing), or organizational (like planning or leading activities).
Volunteers gain new skills through their work. Whether you volunteer because you enjoy time in nature, want to forge new friendships, or appreciate having a deeper connection to a place you hold in high regard, we are glad you are here.
There are a variety of ways to contribute your talents and your time.
Multiple locations Bedford, VA 24523
January 17, 2023