Work Parties & Mtgs

Work Parties   

We're waiting until it looks a little less like the North Pole before scheduling any work parties (with the exception of the Spring Break Work Parties noted below). Weather permitting, work parties are held the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month, starting at 9:00 AM in the winter and 8:30 AM the rest of the year.

Want to receive email notifications of work parties and hikes? Just email and we'll be glad to add you to the list!

Can't make Saturday morning work parties but still want to help out? Become a Trail Monitor and alert us of problems on a trail you "adopt."

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


Upcoming Hikes and Work Parties

April 2018 Spring Break Work Parties: Special work parties for Shelton High School students improving the Paugussett Trail in the "Poet Section" of the White Hills. High School students can obtain all ten hours of required community service in one week. This is not easy work. You will get dirty and be very tired after a few hours, but the trail improvements will last generations. More details will be posted at a later date.

  • Sat. April 7, 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Tues. April 10, 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • (RAINDATE Thurs. April 12, 2:00 - 5:30 pm)
  • Sat. April 14, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm Regular work party, details TBA


Meetings: Open to the public,  held the first Wedesday 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 comment:

  1. I don't know if you'll need the bug spray, but you may want something hot to drink for this one.