On Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, Weir Farm National Historic Site will host a trail restoration event. Volunteers will assist National Park Service staff in trail maintenance and invasive plant removal, restoring habitat and repairing park trails. Join your local national park in an effort to improve park trails for neighbors, hikers, school groups, dog walkers, and visitors in celebration of National Trails Day and Connecticut Trails Weekend!
Tools, gloves, and water will be provided. Proper attire for the activity includes sturdy closed toe shoes, long pants, long sleeves, and hats. Sunscreen, insect repellent, and a bottle for water are recommended. This volunteer opportunity is appropriate for ages 10 and up, with parent or guardian supervision required for participants less than 18 years of age. Prior to the event, volunteer agreement forms must be signed by each volunteer, or their legal guardian if less than 18 years of age. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to protect public lands at your local national park!
Registration is free, but space is limited, so please call early to secure a spot! To register or for more information, please call 203-834-1896 ext. 28.
The Connecticut Trails Weekend celebration is part of National Trails Day, a nationwide hiking initiative established by the American Hiking Society in 1993. Trails Day encourages the public and outdoor enthusiasts nationwide to seek out their favorite trails while participating in numerous events held in each state. Connecticut may be the third smallest state in the nation, but it’s big on enthusiasm for trails with thousands of people from all backgrounds, ages, abilities, and interests coming together each year with a simple, united goal in mind—to celebrate trails.