Work Parties & Mtgs

Work Parties   

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The next work parties will be held later in January   February 2020. Stay tuned for details!

Questions? Contact Val Gosset at or 203-803-5247. If the weather is questionable, check this page for updates.


Upcoming Events

The work party tentatively scheduled for January 25 at 9:00 AM has been CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW. Upcoming work parties are February 8, February 22, March 14 and March 28, weather dependent. Check back here for updates. There will be a major reroute of Tahmore Trail on Saturday April 4 from 8:30 am - 12:00 pm (raindate April 11). We are hoping for some strong backs to help dig in the trail. 

Mar. 1, Sun., 1:00 PM. Marshmallow March, Nicholdale Farm.
Apr. 25, Sat., 10:00 AM. Wildflower Hike, Birchbank Mountain
Jun. 6, Sat., 10:30 AM. National Trails Day Hike, location TBD. (Rain date Sun., June 7, 1:00 PM)
Oct. 2, Fri., 7:00 PM, Full Moon Hike, Nicholdale Farm.
Nov. 29, Sun., 1:00 PM, Turkey Trot Trek, Shelton Intermediate School.  

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Trail Monitors Wanted!

Want to help outside of regular work parties? Become a Trail Monitor! "Adopt" a trail you walk regularly, remove any small obstructions, and report bigger issues to the Trails Committee. We can clear the trails much faster if we know exactly where the problems are. For details and information on which trails are in need of a Monitor, have a look at the Shelton Trails Monitor blog page.


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

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