Monday, May 8, 2017

Broken Fence along the RecPath

There is a section of broken fence along the Recreation Path that is a hazard.  It's located at Silent Waters just north of the Canoe Launch.  It was flagged off this past weekend.

There is about a 10 foot drop off from the RecPath to the bottom of the dam so please be careful until this is fixed.  A work party is scheduled for this Saturday at 8:30, and all trail users are invited to participate.  See the Events Page for more information.

It looks like one of the posts rotted, or maybe was hit by something; possibly an ATV.  We've had to replace a lot of non-pressure treated rails before, but this is one of the first posts that's broken.

Shelton's trails are traditionally maintained by volunteers, with some welcome assistance from Parks and Recreation, when they have time.  Spring is tough for City crews due to ballfield and mowing operations.

So, if you enjoy using the trails and open spaces, consider helping maintain them from time to time.  This Saturday would be a good time.  National Trails Day is June 3rd, and we are hosting a public hike as part of Shelton's Connecticut Trails Day Events.  So we're trying to get the RecPath in not only safe shape, but also really good shape going into the summer.  Come out and help out and explore the trails if you haven't been there before.  We're meeting at the Intermediate School Parking Lot at 8:30 this Saturday, May 13, 2017.

You'll be rewarded with a view of Silent Waters in Springtime from the bridge.

1 comment:

  1. Dangerous fence collapse fixed 5-13-17, see later blog post for details of Fence Fixers.