Stewardship Saturdays

Join the Weston Conservation Department and Weston Forest and Trail Association (WFTA) on the third Saturday of every month for stewardship and camaraderie as we work collaboratively to 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.

Saturday, September 23rd, 2023 

New Trail Construction – College Pond Conservation Area

10 a.m. to noon

Join Weston Conservation Staff and WFTA volunteers as we construct a new trail to replace a perennially wet and unstable section of trail at College Pond. Work will involve removal of woody growth and other obstacles within the proposed trail corridor (rocks, downed logs, etc), raking back the upper leaf "duff" layer to carve-in the new trail, and retiring the old section of trail by utilizing the leaf debris from the new trail and other nearby deadwood to re-naturalize the area. 

We will meet and park at the Town Brush Dump across from the Community Gardens on Merriam Street and hike-in from there. MAP

How to Participate

No previous experience is necessary. We will provide all the know-how. To sign-up, contact Children at least 13 years of age must have parental supervision, ages 16+ do not need parental accompaniment.

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

No tools are necessary for this work event.