Saturday, May 15, 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Project: This month, we will be building new trails at Johnson Farm Preserve.
Location: Johnson Farm Preserve (37 W. Mountain Rd. #2, Washington, CT)
NOTE: This is not an exact address. Johnson Farm Preserve is only accessible from Woodbury Rd. (Route 47) in Washington. Follow the signs from Woodbury Rd. to the parking area.
Put your hands (and not just your boots) on the trails this hiking season by joining Steep Rock Association’s (SRA) Monthly Trail Work Party. The Monthly Trail Work Party meets at 10:00 a.m. the third Saturday of every month from April through October.
Have you ever wondered how trail workers build stone steps through remote forested hillsides or boardwalks that meander through swamps? Participants in SRA’s monthly trail work party learn by doing, tackling new and exciting projects every month, ranging from backcountry trail construction to water and vegetation management. Whether you participate for one workday or for the entire season, you are sure to enjoy the camaraderie of the group while leaving a lasting, positive impact on the trails you love.
The work party meets the third Saturday of every month from April through October from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm. Tools and equipment provided. Wear/bring close-toed shoes, a mask, long pants, seasonally appropriate clothing, and a re-usable water bottle. Some hiking to the varying worksites will be necessary. The monthly work party project will be posted on the SRA website two weeks prior to the event.
Families with teens and older children are welcome, but an adult must accompany and participate with children under 16 years of age. Registration is required and limited to 15 participants. CDC protocols regarding mask wearing and social distancing will be enforced.
PROGRAM LEADERS: Mike Giapponi, SRA’s Trails and Preserves Manager, will lead the program. Mike leads volunteers in various conservation projects, including the maintenance of SRA’s 46-mile trail network.
Steep Rock Association is a nationally-accredited land trust whose mission is to conserve ecologically and historically significant landscapes and riparian corridors in and around Washington CT and to enhance the community’s connection to nature through outreach, education, and passive recreation.