Work Parties & Mtgs

Work Parties   


Want to receive email notifications of future work parties and hikes? Just email sheltontrailscommittee@gmail.com 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."


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Saturday, September 22, Rec Path at Wesley Drive

"Weeds are nature's graffiti." -- J.L.W. Brooks

The weeds are still gaining on us!

On Saturday, September 22, we'll hold a work party to beat back more weeds on the Rec Path, and if time and person-power permits, on Basil Brook Bypass as well.

If you'd like to help, meet us at 8:30 AM where the Rec Path crosses Wesley Drive near Scotch Pine Drive (the second Wesley Drive crossing).

Dress for the weather, and bring work gloves and water. We can provide clippers, loppers and other tools, or you may prefer to bring your own.

Hope to see you there!

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

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Upcoming Events

- September 23, 7:00 PM  – Full Moon Hike at Nicholdale Farm
- October 7 – Shelton Day. Visit our booth!
- October work parties to be announced
- October 20, 3:00 PM – Buddington Loop hike
- 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.

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