Monday, May 4, 2015

It's that time of YEAR!

It's that time of year again! When sugar groove base camp is full of faces and the sounds of spring are bouncing around. Here at Appalachian Trail Conservancy, we are excited for Konnarock Trail Crew time to roll around. We have sessions already filling up and still have availability for the curious minds that are interested in diving into the world of trail work.

Konnarock is the first trail crew that ATC started (30th anniversary was in 2012) and it continues its legacy every year by enlisting new and veteran volunteers to the trail world to do projects throughout the southeast on the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. In 2014, which was a landmark year for Konnarock, our 2014 crew leaders stirred the ship into great success and we couldn't be more thankful! There were 128 volunteers and 7,941 volunteer work hours that made 2014 a very successful year.

During the 2014 season projects were completed but some large 5 year plus projects were completed! The Rocky Fork Relocation project that was started in 2010 was officially completed and another large project, the New River Relocation was completed. This project has been the longest on Konnarocks books taking 8 years to complete because of taking the trail off of private property all the way from the New River in Pearisburg, VA to Rice Field Shelter on the crest of Peters Mountain. This 6.5 mile relocation is a celebration and demonstrates the reason that Konnarock Trail Crew is important to the southeast region.

Are you interested in volunteering for Konnarock Trail Crew 2015 Season? There are 12 planned weeks of trail crew work and most are still open with weeks 9,11 & 12 still needing more volunteers to apply.

Konnarock is entry level into the world of trail work and we teach you everything you need to know. Don't let not having gear or food supply be the reason you don't submit an application, that's all on US! Please sign up and join the 2015 season of Konnarock and become a veteran to the Konnarock legacy.

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