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. 

October 14 - 8:30 AM:

Wiacek Meadows Work Party

Thanks to the help of many, the Paugussett Trail reroute at Wiacek Meadows is looking better and better. On Saturday, October 14 at 8:30 AM, we’ll be working there to make it more accessible for trail maintenance equipment.

If you'd like to join us, meet on Constitution Boulevard North, where the powerlines cross the road. Dress for the weather, and bring work gloves and water. We can provide clippers and loppers, or you may want to bring your own.

The more hands, the merrier! If you can spare an hour or two, we’d appreciate the help. It’s a beautiful time of year to get outside, enjoy the fresh air, get some exercise, and give back all at the same time.

P.S. This work can count towards community service hours for high school students. Do it now and avoid the spring rush!

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

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Save These Dates!

More work parties and hikes ahead! Mark you calendar:

October 28, 8:30 AM:
Work party at the Lane St. entrance to the Rec Path

November 4, 7:00 PM:
Full moon hike at Nicholdale Farm

November 26, 1:00 PM:
Turkey Trot Trail hike

Please check back for details!

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Meetings: Open to the public,  held the first Wedesday 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.

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