The AT is your trail. It is primarily cared for by volunteers like yourself, not by paid professionals. Volunteers contribute over 6,000 hours of work every year in the Berkshires alone. Without this kind of support from Georgia through Massachusetts to Maine, the trail would quickly become impassable and would cease to exist.
To help out, check our schedule of events for AT trail work days 2016 schedule available here (PDF), look for a project that fits your schedule and interests, and call the project leader. (You may simply show up at the project site, but since plans occasionally change at the last minute, please check online at https://tinyurl.com/2016-ATProjects for the latest updates or call us first.) We also encourage you to visit our blog about our work projects at: http://massatprojects.blogspot.com/. The work can be challenging, but it's rewarding and always fun. And your contribution definitely makes a difference!
We hope to see you out there!
Chair, Berkshire AT Committee