Work Parties & Mtgs

Work Parties   


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July 27, Saturday, 8:30 AM

Nells Rock Trail Work Party


Summertime, and the weeds are a-growin’ … Next up, we’ll tackle the overgrowth on the Nells Rock Trail on Saturday, July 27. Come lend a hand! We’ll meet at 8:30 AM at the Abbey Wright Parking Lot (GPS 160 Nells Rock Road) across the street from L’Hermitage condominiums.

Dress for the weather, put on your bug spray, and bring work gloves and water. We have an assortment of tools, but feel free to bring your own weed whackers, loppers and clippers.

Work parties generally last a couple hours or so. We’re grateful for whatever time you can spare.

If weather is questionable, check the Shelton Trails Blog  for updates.

Hope you can join us!

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

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Upcoming Events


August work parties tentatively planned for August 10 and August 24. Details to follow in early August.

Sun., October 13, 7:00 PM. Full Moon Hike, Nicholdale Farm.

Sun., December 1, 1:00 PM. Turkey Trot Trail Hike.
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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.

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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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