Stewardship Saturdays Start September 18

Tree down! Help needed…

Have you ever wanted to be involved in taking care of Weston’s Conservation land? Want to meet other like-minded trail stewardship champions? Need a good workout? The answer to all three questions is yes!

Join the Weston Conservation Department and Weston Forest and Trail Association (WFTA) on the third Saturday of every month for stewardship and camaraderie to collaboratively help manage nearly 2,000 acres of conservation land and over 90 miles of off-road trails in Weston.  Both organizations rely on volunteers to assist with the management of these incredible resources. Stewardship Saturday projects include invasive plant management, trail construction and maintenance, boardwalk and bridge construction, trash pickup, stone wall beautification, etc.

On Saturday, September 18 from 10 am to noon, the kickoff Stewardship Saturday will celebrate World Cleanup Day by heading out to Highland Town Forest. The plan is to clean out and install new water bars to improve the drainage on select trails.  Work will take place between Trail Markers E-F. 

Partial trail map, Highland Forest

The Conservation department is looking for 10 – 15 volunteers, age 13+. Children at least 13 years of age must have parental supervision, ages 16+ do not need parents in attendance. No previous experience is necessary. To sign-up, contact  Parking strategies will be provided with RSVP confirmation.

Participants will get an overview of the Weston Trail System, and enjoy some quality time in one of Weston’s natural gems. Wear appropriate clothing (closed toe shoes for instance) and bring insect repellant, water, and work gloves. Also bring if you have: loppers, shovel, sturdy metal landscape rake, pick mattock (WFTA will also provide some tools.)

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