October 16 Stewardship Saturday Looking for Volunteers

Waterbar installation September 16 at Highland Forest

After September’s successful Stewardship Saturday project building water bars on the trails of Highland Forest, Weston Conservation and Weston Forest & Trail Association are back with more fun and work, this time on the north side.

On Saturday, October 16 from 10 am to noon, there will be two projects at the 34-acre town-owned Green Power Farm as well as at the College Pond conservation area. The projects are cleaning invasives off the historic stone walls, and pulling buckthorn from around the Green Power area, as well as removing the “glass graveyard” and trash from the trail on the former Herbert Merriam farm property at College Pond. Both projects are walking distance from the Community Gardens on Merriam Street.

The Weston Conservation Department and Weston Forest and Trail Association (WFTA) have Stewardship Saturdays on the third Saturday of every month 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.

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 conservation@westonma.gov.  Parking information will be provided with RSVP confirmation.

Bring work appropriate clothing, no open-toed shoes, insect repellant, water and snacks, durable work gloves, and a good attitude  Please bring if you have: loppers and pruning/bow saws.


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