Saturday, June 25, 2016

Paugussett Trail Work Party

While most of us would prefer to spend the day at the beach or lounge lazily in the back yard on such a great day, some hardy souls chose to work on improving a section of the Paugussett Trail in Shelton. Work started at the entrance to the trail on Mayflower Drive and ended at the crossover on Route 110 (Leavenworth Rd). (The accompanying photos appear somewhat distorted due to an erroneous camera setting by the knuckle-head photographer).
Most of the work involved cutting back stray vines and especially Japanese Barberry, an invasive plant that covers large sections of the woods, and is nasty to control. Loppers, weed-whackers, and hedge trimmers were put to use in this battle

Terry explains to Val and Sheri the safety measures he takes while using the weed-whacker
Mark works at clearing the entrance to the trail at  Rt 110. The area had been completely overgrown and was difficult to find from the street
Many thanks to volunteers Val, Luis, Mark, and Shelton Trails Committee members Sheri, Jim, and Terry. Knucklehead Richard was behind the camera

Another day, another clean-up. Hope to see you at our next event!


1 comment:

  1. And here I thought you were trying to be artistic on purpose.