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!

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September 14, Saturday, 8:30 AM

Recreation Path at Silent Waters



One of the prettiest spots on the Rec Path, the trail beside Silent Waters is also one of the weediest, thanks to its sunny location. On Saturday, September 14, we’ll hold a work party to get that section of the trail in shape again.

If you’d like to help, please meet us at 8:30 AM at Shelton Intermediate School parking lot on Constitution Boulevard North. 

Work gloves, water and bug spray are all recommended. We have a variety of work tools, or bring your own clippers, loppers and weedwhackers.

Work parties generally last a couple hours. All 26 miles of Shelton trails are maintained by volunteers, so we’re grateful for all the help we can get!

If weather is questionable, check this page  for updates.

Hope you can join us!

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

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Upcoming Events


Sat., September 28, Pagussett Trail reroute at Wiacek Meadows

Sun., October 13, 7:00 PM. Full Moon Hike, Nicholdale Farm.

Sun., December 1, 1:00 PM. Turkey Trot Trail Hike.
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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.

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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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