Work Parties & Mtgs

Work Parties   


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March 27, Saturday, 9:00 AM

Work Party-Rec Path/Turkey Trot  



The section of the Rec Path where it meets the Turkey Trot / Paugussett Trails tends towards drainage problems. We’ve improved things during a couple work parties, and this coming Saturday, March 27, we’ll work on improving it still further.

If you’d like to help, come on out! We’ll meet at 9:00 AM in the parking lot of the Shelton Intermediate School on Constitution Boulevard North.

Dress for the weather and bring sturdy work gloves. We’re almost guaranteed to encounter some mud, so plan your footwear accordingly. We have an assortment of tools or bring your own shovel or rake if you prefer.

Work parties generally last two to three hours, and YES! they count towards community service hours.

If the weather looks questionable, check this page for updates before you head out.

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

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Upcoming Events


Sat., April 10 and April 24, Work parties TBD
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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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