Work Parties & Mtgs

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July 25, Saturday, 8:30 AM

Work Party at Little Pond Trail

We need some muscles for a different type of work party this coming Saturday! 

There’s a lovely pond in a little-known open space in White Hills, one of the Out & About Challenge spots. The short trail to the pond – appropriately named Little Pond Trail -- has recently been cleared and spruced up. 

There’s one big eyesore left to deal with: a mound of used tires.

A kind neighbor who lives close to the tire mound has agreed to let us remove the tires through his property, rather than the much longer route down the trail.

The City of Shelton is providing a trailer to haul the tires away.

Our mission is to get the tires from the pond to the trailer, and we need your help!!

Meet us at 8:30 AM at 15 Pine Tree Hill Road. [Please note: This is NOT the trailhead!] You can leave your tools behind this time, but bring work gloves and water, and put on bug spray. Long pants and sleeves advisable.

If the weather is questionable, check this page before you head out. If we need to cancel, a notice will be posted here.

Many hands make light work. Hope to see you there!

Questions? Contact Val Gosset at or 203-803-5247.


Upcoming Events

-August work parties tentatively scheduled for Aug. 8 and Aug 22 at 8:30 AM. Location TBD
-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