Volunteers Needed!

Volunteer 20 hours, get a free hat. While supplies last.  Otherwise, it's $20.
The hiking trails in Shelton were created and are maintained by volunteers.  Please help us! There are many ways to do so:

1. Attend a work party
"I said 'work party! WORK party!!!'"

Work Parties are held the 2nd and 4th Saturday morning of the month, year round unless there is deep snow. Work parties are announced on this blog under the events tab (right margin) and also by an email list maintained by Val Gosset (valgosset@aol.com). Just send her an email asking to be added to the list. The work parties start some time between 8:00 and 9:00 depending on the season (early starts in the summer). Ideal for Community Service hours since there will be someone on hand who can sign your form.

2. Adopt a trail
This is an informal thing.  If you have a favorite trail, prune back branches that are growing into the trail and pick up litter as necessary.
Report any blowdowns, maintainance issues, or ATVs to the Trails Committee or staff (Teresa Gallagher, conservation@cityofshelton.org).

3. Plan an independent project
See our Wish List. Eagle Scout projects are a great example of an independent project.
Scouts work with the Trails Committee to determine what needs to be done and obtain permission to do so. Kiosks and bridges are common examples.  Drainage projects will needed more as our trails become eroded due to use.


  1. Wondering how I can get my high schoolers to volunteer they need 10 hours a piece of community service thank you

  2. See item #1 above. Come to work parties, bring the SHS form, and ask someone to sign off on the form at the work party.