This year presents unique opportunities for our Adult
Volunteer Trail Crew Program as we are headed to a couple places we have not
Little Lyford Pond Camp in the
Maine Woods and Noble View Outdoor Center in central Massachusetts.
We are offering these opportunities to Adult
Volunteers aged 18 and over for a variety of reasons.
So many folks have volunteered with our program all over New
England – and beyond, including California, the Virgin Islands, and soon
Florida – so we are always trying to keep engaging everyone with new exciting
locations. Little Lyford is a beautiful
lodge in the remote 100-Mile Wilderness area with peaceful cabins on pristine
lakes. Noble View is another cozy lodge
that gives visitors the sense of being in remote natural area, but with awesome
views of Boston. Either one of these
locations will make for an amazing volunteer week.
We aren’t just offering these volunteer opportunities at
Little Lyford and Noble View because they are great places to live and
work. No, the AMC needs help maintaining
trails all throughout the northeast and the Adult Volunteer Trail Crew Program
offers the best resources to address trail needs. The AMC of course has the vaunted
Professional Trail Crew that does impressive work in the White Mountains of the
North Country, and we have our vibrant volunteer Teen Trail Crew Program to
help them out, but both of these programs are fairly limited to the White
Mountain region. There is the Roving
Conservation Crew that also travels like our Adult Program, but they are
contracted out for very technical and specific projects.
With all of these other programs though, there is still a
high demand for work on lands all throughout New England – work that is too far
from the White Mountains for our Pro-Crew or Teen Trail Crew, or work that
requires a lot of hands as opposed to the technical work of the RCC. That is where the Adult Volunteer Trail Crews
come in, traveling all over to help in some amazing places. In the past, it has been Burnt Island off the
coast of Maine, then there is always Acadia National Park in the fall, but this
year we want your help down in Massachusetts at Noble View and up in the Maine
Woods at Little Lyford!
To learn more about our program and sign up, check out both volunteer crew descriptions here:
http://www.outdoors.org/conservation/trails/volunteer/trailopps/vol-crews-schedule.cfm. See you on