Work Parties & Mtgs

Work Parties   
Regular work parties are held the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, generally starting 8:30 AM in the summer and 9:00 AM in the colder months. 

Aug 12 - 8:30 - Paugussett Trail at Sinsebaugh Heights

Meet us at 8:30 at the parking area at the very end of the road at Sinsabaugh Heights off Meadow St. We'll be dealing with overgrowth and general trail upgrades. Bring loppers, pruners, or rakes. If you don't have tools, we will provide them. Dress for the weather and for the ticks, but especially wear sturdy work gloves. Don't forget water and a snack!
See you there!

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Upcoming Work Parties

Aug. 26 - Rec Path at Silent Waters

We often have hikers and strollers stop to thank us when they find us working on one of Shelton's trails. Some assume that we are paid workers for the city doing our job, trying to keep the trails clear and safe for everyone. That is our goal, trail maintenance and at times we create new trails, but we are actually 8 unpaid Trails Committee members, and more than ever we need the assistance of others to keep up with the clearing of the 15 or so miles of trails in Shelton. We appreciate any and all who forsake a Saturday morning to join us in this endeavor. See what it takes to make your stroll enjoyable!  Come out and give us a hand!

(Note: Parents, this is a great opportunity for your high school sons and daughters to earn some community service hours and at the same time learn a little about our trail system. Shove 'em out the door for a few hours to do something useful!)


Questions contact Richard Skudlarek  203-929-3033 or 


Meetings: Open to the public,  held the first Wednesday of the month, bring cookies.

Work party schedule: Usually held the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.

What to bring: Depending on the season, be sure to bring ample water to drink, bug spray, and gloves (leather gloves are best if there are briars).  Permethrin-based spray on clothing will kill ticks.  Please bring your own tools if possible (depending on the job, this might include pruners, loppers, hand saw, rakes, grub axe, shovel, etc). In most cases, the Trails Committee will bring along a few extra tools, but if more people than expected turn up, there could be a shortage of tools.

After doing trail work: Rubbing alcohol is an effective solvent to remove possible poison ivy sap on skin. Do a thorough tick check every 24 hours.

1 comment:

  1. I don't know if you'll need the bug spray, but you may want something hot to drink for this one.