Monthly Trail Work Party

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 will 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 through October from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm. Tools provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own hand tools (i.e. loppers, hand saws, etc.) if they have them. Wear/bring close-toed shoes, long pants, seasonally appropriate clothing, a re-usable water bottle, and your own gloves/mask. Some hiking to the varying worksites will be necessary.  Each monthly work party project will be posted here on our website, so keep a look out for the latest project.

Families with teens and older children are welcome, but an adult must accompany and participate with children under 18 years of age. Registration is required and limited to 10 participants. Note that participants will be required to follow all CDC Covid-19 related protocols, including social distancing and mask wearing. Please register using the button below or call the office at 860-868-9131, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Saturday, August 15
Meeting Location: Steep Rock Preserve Main Parking Area (2 Tunnel Rd. Washington, CT)
Project: In this month’s work party, we will be cleaning up the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaiah. This will involve picking up debris along the trail and helping staff move cut up trees and branches.