The Green Mountain Club relies heavily on volunteer labor to keep the Long Trail and its side trails in good repair. Service learning is a wonderful way to help preserve Vermont’s beautiful backcountry while also learning about the importance of resource management.
In the past, service trips have done a range of activities including shelter renovation and maintenance, trail building, trail maintenance, bark mulch pack-ins, privy repair, shelter repair kit pack-outs, and more.
In 2015 alone, service projects included building new tent platforms at Cooper Lodge, creating a new side trail in East Dorset, and helping to finish the Long Trail Footbridge over the Winooski River.
If your group is interested in giving back to the trails of Vermont, please contact Group Outreach, or call (802) 241-8327.