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Build a Privy

  • Dates: 13 – 20 Jul, 2019
  • Location: VT, United States
  • Contact: George Roy
  • Email: [email protected]


Privy Bathroom on the ATJoin the Brattleboro Section of the Green Mountain Club (GMC) on Saturday, July 13 to Sunday, July 14 as they replace the William B. Douglas Shelter outhouse. Volunteers are more than welcome to participate on either day or throughout the weekend. Participants spending the night can camp near the shelter and are expected to provide their own camping equipment (tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, food/stove, ect.).

Of the 7 Leave No Trace Principles (LNT), the third one is to dispose of waste properly, and to pack out what you pack in. Since hikers aren’t asked to pack out their poo on the A.T. (though some land managers request it), trail maintainers help hikers by building and maintaining privies that provide a sanitary means of composting human waste. 

Volunteers will be brought up Rootville Rd. in Manchester via 4WD. From there the group will be moving materials from the trailhead, approximately a half mile to the privy construction site, and then working on building the privy. Volunteers will also be working alongside the Long Trail Patrol, GMC's professional trail crew.

Please be sure to wear long pants and study boots. Bring plenty of water and snacks, a lunch, sunscreen, bug spray, and a rain jacket. Work gloves and safety glasses are also necessary and will be available on a limited basis

Advanced registration necessary; please use the following form in registering for this event.