We love putting together our annual report every year because it tells the story of the work the Green Mountain Club was able to accomplish because of our amazing community of hikers, donors, volunteers, community groups, members, and staff.
Our FY2019 annual report covers the work done from May 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019. Below are some highlights:
- We celebrated 50 years of the Backcountry Caretaker Program. That means for 50 years, GMC staff and volunteers have been on our mountain tops working on trails, managing waste, and educating the public.
- 47,362 people visited Mount Mansfield and 15,513 visited Camel’s Hump.
- Our field staff, which includes the Backcountry Caretakers and Long Trail Patrol (GMC’s professional trail crew), continued work to upgrade privies (outhouses), which will allow for a faster composting time and less staff time needed per privy.
- We conserved 16.75 acres of forested land in Barton, VT, to protect the character of Wheeler Pond Camps and provide additional trailhead parking, which will improve access to trails in the Northeast Kingdom.
- Volunteers worked all over the state of Vermont, ensuring that our trails were maintained, blowdowns were removed, corridors were monitored, and the shelters were clean along the Long Trail and Vermont Appalachian Trail.
We hope that you will read more about the accomplishments of the year. We truly could not have completed this work without the 9,000 donors, 9,200 members, and hundreds of volunteers that made it all possible. Every day we work to care for the trails and land in Vermont, and we are thankful to the community around us that makes it possible.