Join other AMC volunteers giving back to the trails this season. This project is a cooperative venture between the AMC’s Trails Programs, Maine Island Trail Association (MITA), Outward Bound School, and a Maine island land owner. As part of the larger AMC Volunteer Trails program the AMC finds great value in each individuals’ contribution to the trails. Burnt Island offers some of the most beautiful scenery, and a developing network of trails. Burnt Island is on the Maine Island Trail and is enjoyed by MITA members, Outward Bound students, and Muscongus Bay area boaters. Burnt has about 5-6 miles of trails that need varying degrees of work.
The crew will work five days during the week, averaging 6-8 hours/day in the field. Projects may include clearing drainage ditches, brushing back vegetation, constructing bog bridges, or building rock stairs or drainage structures. Volunteers will stay in a small bunk house on this remote island for the week.
This will be our second time offering AMC Trails Volunteers the opportunity to work on Burnt Island. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to live the remote island life and help with some valuable trail restoration projects. Pre-registration is required, only limited slots available. Registration forms, gear lists, and travel information will follow after initial registration is complete. Register today!
Crew Dates: Monday, September 5 – Sunday, September 11, 2011
Participant Contribution: $200 (AMC member) $220 (non-member)
AMC Trails Blog Post on Burnt Island>>
Photos: Alex DeLucia