With warmer weather right around the corner, the Maine Appalachian Trail Club welcomes its members and the general public to its annual spring meeting, taking place 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. Saturday, April 14 at Pettengill Hall, Bates College in Lewiston.
Kicking off the 2018 trail season, the meeting will feature updates on Appalachian Trail news and interactive workshops on a range of topics, including a keynote by Suzanne Dixon, the new President and CEO of the national Appalachian Trail Conservancy.
Attendees will enjoy: Conservation stories from The Trust for Public Lands and The Appalachian Trail Land Trust; Trail maintenance workshop with MATC President Lester Kenway; Corridor monitoring workshop with longtime MATC volunteer Dave Field; A showing of “My Appalachian Trail Story” film collection; A workshop on identifying bird species along the Appalachian Trail; A guided discussion on digital electronics for use on the trail.
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About The Maine Appalachian Trail Club
The Maine Appalachian Trail Club manages and maintains the 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. FMI: Visit MATC at www.matc.org or on Facebook.