Work Parties & Mtgs

Work Parties   


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Saturday, December 8, Rec Path "Great Ledge"


The Rec Path section known as The Great Ledge is one of the prettiest stretches. It runs along the powerlines South of Oak Valley Road Extension (heading towards Wesley Drive). Given its sunny location, it gets overgrown quickly.

On Saturday December 8, we’re planning a work party to cut back the brush significantly. If you’d like to help out, please meet us at 9:00 AM at the end of Oak Valley Road Extension. There’s limited parking there, and overflow parking at the “elbow” of Oak Valley Road, in front of the gate by the powerlines.

Bring water and sturdy work gloves. We have an assortment of tools or bring your own clippers, loppers or trimmers. Work parties generally last a couple hours

Hope to see you there!

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

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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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