2008 Volunteer of the Year SORO
Lawson Herron of the Georgia Appalachian Trail Club was named volunteer of the year for the Southern region. He joined GATC in 1999 and has been named GATC overseer of the year and trail worker of the year. In 2007, Herron contributed 955 hours in 94 separate trips, earned a Konnarock t-shirt, led many GATC maintenance trips and, as chair of the clubís structures committee, led projects to reroof two A.T. shelters, rebuild two moldering privies, paint six A.T. shelters and install food-hoist cables at four A.T. shelters. Since 2000, he has volunteered more trail-work hours than any other GATC member—3,250 hours.