College of Engineering working with Maine Appalachian Trail Club, Morning Sentinel reports
The University of Maine College of Engineering was mentioned in a Morning Sentinel article about a group of volunteers demonstrating how to build a restroom, or privy, for the Appalachian Trail. The Maine Appalachian Trail Club, an all-volunteer organization that manages nearly 300 miles of the trail in Maine, held a live demonstration at Colby College on how to build a privy, which will later be transported to the Appalachian Trail. The demonstration was one part of the 41st Appalachian Trail Conservancy Conference which runs Aug. 4 –11 at Colby, according to the article. The privy is part of an effort by MATC and the UMaine College of Engineering to replace 42 aging privies on Maine’s section of the Appalachian Trail, some of which are decades old, the article states. WVII (Channel 7) also reported on the demonstration.