Help Wanted

Trail Maintainer Needed – Whitecap District

Trail Maintainer Needed – Whitecap District Fourth Mountain Section – This section starts at the junction of the AT and the AMC Third Mountain Trail and goes to Fourth Mtn. Bog. Total length of the section is 2.1 miles. This section includes over 1 mile of a new relocation that was just done last fall and only needs to be blazed and opened. The relocation goes around the summit of Fourth Mtn. and eliminates a steep and rocky section of trail. Access to the section is from either the Third Mtn. Trail or the access trail to Fourth Mtn. Bog. […]

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MATC Seeks Walter D. Greene Award Nominees

by Tom Gorrill Do you know someone who has done an extraordinary job for the MATC last year? Went way above and beyond what was expected? Please keep that person in mind….and nominate them for the Walter Greene award that is presented at the Spring Meeting. The Walter D. Greene Award is presented at the Annual meeting to recognize extraordinary effort or achievement by a member of the Maine Appalachian Trail Club. This award is not to take the place of periodic informal recognition that all MATC volunteers should receive; i.e. a ‘thank you’ for a job well done. Nor […]

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Flowfold Sponsors MATC

The MATC would like to acknowledge the generous support of our most recent Sponsor: Flowfold Launched in 2010, Flowfold makes everyday gear that is lighter, stronger, and lasts longer. Whether sewing lightweight wallets from recycled sailcloth, or making protective face shields for hospitals in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, their mission remains the same: To make quality products that improve the everyday lives of the individuals and communities who use them.  With their mission to create better, longer-lasting gear, Flowfold has always been adamant that 100% of their products are Made in the USA. Flowfold is a Maine-based brand with a global reach, […]

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Katahdin Coffee Sponsors MATC

The MATC would like to acknowledge the generous support of Katahdin Coffee as our most recent sponsor. Katahdin Coffee comes from a family of coffee mongers. From 1975 to 2014, Lyons Coffee Service, founded by Stan & Hazel Lyons, provided hardworking Mainers (and New Hampshirites) with workplace coffee and supplies. Family owned and operated, we carried Katahdin Coffee as our own private brand. Eventually, we sold the office coffee operation, and Katahdin Coffee Co. began a new chapter as a stand-alone company: Katahdin Coffee. Katahdin Coffee’s donation will contribute to sustaining the more than 25,000 hours of work done annually […]

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Corridor Monitors Wanted

There are only six opportunities left for becoming involved in this exciting aspect of caring for the Appalachian Trail in Maine.  For information about corridor monitoring and field training sessions, visit the MATC website at www.matc.org or contact me (Dave Field) at (207) 862-3674, meeser3@roadrunner.com.  You must participate in a field training session before an assignment will be made permanent.  If you are unable to join a group session, I will make arrangements to train you on your own section. Note: The mileages given for each section are the distances along the boundary lines on each side of the corridor […]

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MATC Maine AT Maps Are Now Available for Your Mobile Device

MATC has partnered with Avenza Maps to make our 7 Maine Appalachian Trail maps available to download to your mobile device. The maps can be used on the trail without Internet access or cell reception and will pinpoint your current position on the map using your device’s GPS system. To get started download Avenza’s free app and set up a free account. Search for the “Maine Appalachian Trail Club” and you will see a listing of our 7 Maine AT maps that are available for purchase at $5.99 each. We also have a bundle of all 7 Maine AT maps […]

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Joint Ridgerunner Training at BSP

Ridgerunners from both Maine Appalachian Trail Club and Appalachian Trail Conservancy, along with staff from the A.T. Visitor Center, in Monson, spent time at Baxter State Park with Park staff as part of their training. This strengthened ties and communication between the three organizations as they work together this season to educate hikers on the Trail and troubleshoot challenges.

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Volunteer Service Awards

INTRODUCTION The Comprehensive Plan for the Appalachian National Scenic Trail includes a definition of the Appalachian Trail that states: “ThebodyoftheTrailisprovidedbythelandit traverses, and its soul is in the living stewardship of thevolunteers and workers of the Appalachian TrailCommunity.” ATC and the federal agencies are very proud of the volunteer commitment to protect and manage the Trail. This recognition program is offered by ATC and the NPS- Appalachian Trail Park Office (ATPO) as a means of thanking A.T. volunteers for their contributions. HOURS OF SERVICE PROGRAM The Hours of Service recognition program is based on the cumulative hourly contributions of volunteers to the […]

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Mike Blais

Bigelow District ManagerNew Gloucester, MEEMAIL: bigelow@matc.orgMike is a foundry man and business owner of the Auburn Stove Foundry Company, Inc., in New Gloucester. Mike served as the Maintainer for Frye Notch, in the Baldpate District, for ten years, one of the most difficult sections to access and maintain. Prior to becoming at maintainer for MATC he maintained trails for Appalachian Mountain Club, in NH.  

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