Trail Maintenance Partners are groups and organizations (formal and informal) who maintain a particular section of our trail or otherwise contribute substantially to the construction or maintenance of the BMT. We recognize these Partner organizations in our list of section maintainers, and communicate with them through an individual they designate as their leader / liaison. Trail Maintenance Partner leaders / liaisons must be BMTA members in good standing, trained as are all individual section maintainers or Blaze Team members, and they are expected to communicate that training to their team on each work trip. A Trail Maintenance Partner leader / liaison (BMTA Member) must be present on all work trips to sign up all attendees on the work trip, give a safety talk and follow up with hours, etc., as with any group maintenance trip.
Trail Maintenance Partner organizations need not pay annual membership dues as a group or club, but we encourage individuals in those organizations to maintain individual memberships in the category that fits their various situations. Any one of those members also wishing to serve as leader / liaison will need to be trained by appropriate officers of the BMTA.
For additional information, contact the GA Maintenance Director or the TN/NC Maintenance Director.