May 2, 2020
“…While we greatly value and appreciate the work of volunteers to preserve and protect the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, all volunteer work will continue to be suspended until conditions allow for a safe return to operations. Please note, that this is for all volunteer activities, including but not limited to: trail maintenance, inventorying and monitoring, boundary maintenance, vegetation management, special events, education and outreach, and the maintenance and management of privies, shelters, and day use sites. We are making continuous assessments as the situation unfolds and are actively engaged with all cooperative management partners in the newly established Adaptive Recovery Task Force, which includes volunteer representatives, to plan and discuss how our work together may resume for the safety of all…”
Wendy K. Jansen, APPA Superintendent
For the full memorandum, see here.