The Bluff Walk Trail is an easily accessed hike close to downtown Shelton but presenting a quiet and picturesque view of the Housatonic Dam. One section of the trail skirts two ball fields, and narrows between the outfield fences and a steep drop. This section tends to become overgrown quickly, and our work party's goal was to open up this path as well as clear the leaf litter that had gathered on the length of the trail over the summer.Shelton Trail Committee Chairman Bill and members Terry and Richard were joined by volunteers Mike, Mary Beth, and Anthony on this Saturday. Committee member Sandie was our photographer.
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|Knotweed, tons of it|
|Japanese Knotweed, Poison Ivy, Wild Grapes, and assorted brambles and choking vines obstructed the trail behind the baseball outfield fences|
|Bill uses power shrub trimmers to tackle the weeds....|
|...while Richard swings a machete|
|Mike fires up the leaf blower. The trails had a residue of fallen leaves left over from the previous Autumn|
|Mary Beth tries to find a place under the rug to hide all the cut vegetation|
|Anthony used most of the tools at hand in his efforts|
|The trail went from this...|
|...to this by the time we were through|
Another productive Saturday, made possible with the help of volunteers. We hope to see some new faces pitching in at our next work party. Join us!