Freeing Up the Merriam Barn Stone Ramp – This Saturday December 18

Stone ramp on the right…let’s see what she looks like!

Looking to avoid more shopping, wrapping, cooking, etc, and instead want to spend a couple of hours making Weston a better place? Well, Weston Forest & Trail Association and Weston Conservation have an opportunity for you! In this month’s edition of Stewardship Saturday, held every third Saturday from 10 am – 12 pm, volunteers will be clearing the old Merriam Barn stone ramp from invasives. Chop! Hack! Rip! It will be quite a jolly time.

This project will continue the good work started by Eagle Scout Holden Langenhagen last month to uncover and create access into the old barn site. Work will include clearing vegetation away from the stone wall face that runs along the access road to the Town Brush Dump.

If you are unfamiliar with Charles, Herbert, and Charles Jr Merriam, the story of their farm and barn is a fascinating one, if the Owl does say so herself. Oh, wait, I did–you can read about it here. It is wonderful to see the foundations appear out of the scruffy invasives–you can almost visualize the old barn now.

Park on the shoulder of the Town Brush Dump Access Rd. MAP

How to Participate

No previous experience is necessary. To sign up, contact Children at least 13 years of age must have parental supervision, ages 16+ do not need parental accompaniment. Community hours are possible.

Bring work-appropriate clothing, no open-toed shoes, water and snacks, durable work gloves, and a good attitude!

Please bring if you have:

o    Loppers

o    Hand Saw

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