POSTPONED: Stewardship Saturday Nov 18: Merriam Barn Area Plus Green Power

This event has been POSTPONED due to copious amounts of rain.

Tomorrow, Saturday November 18 at 10 am, the monthly Stewardship Saturday, will take place at the Merriam Barn (College Pond), the so-called “onion field” in front and if time allows, across the street at Green Power farm. We’ll be conducting our annual maintenance of the barn-scape at the old Merriam Barn historic site, as well as building a new trail towards the old Merriam homestead, and if time allows, heading across the street to the Community Farms to finish up a trail move from field to forest near the Green Power Farm.

The team at the last Stewardship Saturday

It is possible there will be light showers. If the rain is light enough, the work will carry on–please dress appropriately. If it is heavy, there may be a late cancelation–please register your attendance with the Conservation Department in order to receive any cancelation notices. If we do decide to cancel, you will receive an e-mail by 9 a.m. tomorrow morning, so please check your e-mail before venturing out.

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Here is the project description with parking information- see you tomorrow (hopefully!):


Saturday, November 18th, 2023, 10 am – 12 noon

New Trail Construction and Annual Maintenance of the Merriam Barn Historic Site

Join Weston Conservation Staff and WFTA volunteers as we construct a new trail segment just off the “Onion Field” at the College Pond Land; the new trail segment will be located in the woods and will replace an existing trail that traverses through the open field. This will help alleviate the need for trail mowing, which is a major challenge in the summer months, as well as provide a shaded and cooler alternative for trail users. Additionally, we will perform our annual vegetation clearing and trail maintenance around the Merriam Barn Historic Site.

Work on the new trail will involve removal of woody growth and other obstacles within the proposed trail corridor (rocks, downed logs, etc) and raking back the upper leaf “duff” layer to carve-in the new trail. The existing open field trail that will be replaced by this new trail will be left to grow-in; no additional work to re-naturalize or close it will be necessary.

Work at the Merriam Barn site will include cutting back of overgrowth to expose the barn’s stone foundation.

We will meet and park at the Brush Dump on Merriam Street. MAP

Thank you for volunteering for our amazing Conservation lands!

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