Work Parties & Mtgs

Work Parties   


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Saturday, November 10, Northern Paugussett Trail


We've tried to hold this work party twice, and both dates were rained out. Let's try again!

There’s a short section of the Paugussett Trail that runs through a narrow corridor between two houses on Thoreau Drive. In an effort to make the trail more obvious, trees have been planted on one side, and we plan to install a split rail fence on the other side, as well as a trail sign where the trail meets the road.

That will be the primary task of the work party on Saturday, November 10. If time and person-power permit, we may also install Paugussett Trail signs at Round Hill Road and Route 110, and do some trail clearing from Route 110 to Indian Well.

If you’d like to help, join us at 8:30 AM at the trailhead on Thoreau Drive. Go to the end of Thoreau Drive, turn around in the turn circle, and park between #182 and #178 Thoreau Drive.

Dress for the weather, and bring work gloves and water.

If weather is questionable, check this page for updates. And just in case ... the rain date is Saturday, November 17 at 8:30 AM!

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

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Upcoming Events

- November 25, 1:00 PM – Turkey Trot Trail hike

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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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