Augusta, Maine (January 30, 2013) — The Maine Appalachian Trail Club (MATC) announces the formation of The Friends of the A.T in Maine, a committee whose goal is to promote and support MATC’s mission of maintaining and rebuilding 267 miles of the Appalachian Trail in Maine.
The Friends of the A.T. in Maine will plan and host public events that shine the spotlight on both the trail and the volunteer trail work performed by members of MATC. Founded in 1935, MATC is an all-volunteer, donor-supported nonprofit boasting more than 500 members in Maine and across the country.
The Friends of the A.T. in Maine Committee comprises Lester Kenway (committee chair) and Elsa Sanborn of Bangor; Ron Dobra of Greenville; Dan Simonds of Rangeley; Tony Barrett of Harpswell; Ann Clark of Windham; Larry Clark of Windham; Rebecca Clark of Windham; Ron Dobra of Greenville; Douglas Dolan of Hollis Center; Laura Flight of Readfield; Tim Fortune of Camden; Lloyd Griscom of Phillips; Leslie Hahn of Portland; Donald K. Miskill, Jr. of Orrs Island; Ray Ronan of Gorham; and Milt Wright of Readfield.
“The Appalachian Trail and the Maine Appalachian Trail Club are some of the best kept secrets in Maine,” said Lester Kenway, president of MATC. “With the formation of the Friends of the A.T. in Maine, we intend to bring good news about the Club and the A.T. to the people of Maine.”
The Maine Appalachian Trail Club manages and maintains 267 miles of the Appalachian Trail in Maine. Founded in 1935, MATC is an all-volunteer, donor-supported nonprofit that welcomes new members and inspires respect for this natural treasure. Visit MATC at www.matc.org or on Facebook, www.Facebook.com/MaineATC