Work Parties & Mtgs

Work Parties   


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July 28, Saturday, 8:30 AM:
Rec Path at Silent Waters


It's a jungle out there!

Silent Waters is one of the prettiest spots on the Rec Path, but the area by the bridge is currently a glorious weedy mess. We’re holding a work party on Saturday, July 28 to beat back the weeds and get the place looking ship-shape again.

If you’d like to help, please meet us at 8:30 AM at Shelton Intermediate School parking lot on Constitution Boulevard North. 

Work gloves, water and bug spray are all recommended. We have a variety of work tools, or bring your own clippers, loppers and weedwhackers.

Work parties generally last a couple hours. All 26 miles of Shelton trails are maintained by volunteers, so we’re grateful for all the help we can get!

Questions? Contact Val Gosset at valgosset@aol.com or 203-803-5247

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Upcoming Events

- August work parties to be announced
- September 23, 7:00 PM  – Full Moon Hike at Nicholdale Farm
- October 7 – Shelton Day. Visit our booth!
- October 20, 3:00 PM – Buddington Loop hike
- November 25, 1:00 PM – Turkey Trot Trail hike

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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.

2 comments:

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

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  2. Quick question that can we get at least 4hours there

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