Maine Appalachian Trail Club marks 75th year

Posted June 19, 2010, at 12:43 p.m.

SKOWHEGAN, Maine — The Maine Appalachian Trail Club is celebrating its 75th anniversary.

While club leaders say current stewardship is in good hands, it is seeking more volunteers.

Trail club president Lester Kenway, who has been a volunteer for the club for 35 years, says the organization has come a long way since its 50th anniversary. The treadway is protected and all of the trail is now on public land.

H says the club has expanded duties of land stewardship, including corridor monitoring, inventories of rare plants and historic sites and repair of heavily used footpaths.

The group was founded on June 18, 1935.