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, April 15th, 2023 

Trail Improvements at Orchard Avenue Conservation Land – 10 a.m. to noon

Join Weston Conservation Staff and WFTA volunteers as we construct a new trail with gentle grades to replace a steep, slippery, and eroded trail on the conservation land between Orchard Avenue and Ridgeway Road. Participants will learn the basics of new trail construction and become familiar with the powerhouse hand tools of trail building- Rogue hoes, pick mattocks and pulaskis (as well as shovels and level rakes). We will "retire" the existing, unsafe trail by distributing brush and leaf litter over the trail surface.

We will park along the shoulder of Orchard Avenue. 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.