More than any trail in Shelton, the Rec Path requires loads of work to keep the path clear of weeds and debris and to maintain an 8 foot width for its entire 4 mile length. This has been difficult this past summer due to the extensive and rapid weed growth in many sections. This weekend we attempted to clear up some of the worst overgrowth, focusing on the areas closest to the road crossing on Wesley Drive.
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|Rake in hand, Lynn finds an area that needs work|
|We gathered our tools and split up, covering both sides of the road where the trail crosses. Note the heavy weed growth at the bottom of the photo|
|Jim, Bill, Mike and Terry discuss the next move|
|Eva does some serious pruning, while Lynn rakes up the cut debris. The patio set on the right is there as a resting place for trail users|
|After cutting back tall weeds with a hedge-trimmer attachment, John rakes up the waste|