Work Parties & Mtgs

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January 9, Saturday, 9:00 AM

Paugussett at Sinsabuagh Heights  

The Paugussett Trail from Mayflower Drive to Indian Well always gets overgrown quickly, and it didn’t get much attention this year. We’ll try to remedy that this coming Saturday, January 9, at our next Shelton Trails work party.

If you’d like to help, please meet us at 9:00 AM at the lower parking lot at Sinsabaugh Heights off Meadow Street. Here's the map:

Sturdy shoes and work gloves are recommended. We have a variety of work tools, or bring your own clippers, loppers and brushcutters.

If the weather looks questionable, check this page for updates before you head out.

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


Upcoming Events

Sat., Jan 23, Work party TBD


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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