Join Charlie and Sturdy for ‘Weeding Wednesday!’ On the second Wednesday of the month, you can help protect the forest by removing invasive species in the park. Your work will protect endangered species in the park. When you sign up, we’ll let you know the location about a week in advance. Please wear sturdy shoes (no sandals) and long pants. Please bring plenty of water and if you have a favorite pair of gardening gloves, please bring them. We’ll provide gloves, if you don’t have them, and all the tools required. No experience necessary.
Get some fresh air and exercise… and give back to an amazing park that serves tens of thousands of visitors each year. You will be helping to care for the trails by improving erosion structures, raking and digging out the ditches next to trails or cutting brush. Your work will keep the trails from eroding and make sure people can explore the park. Please wear sturdy shoes (no sandals) and long pants. If you have a favorite pair of gardening gloves, please bring them. Please bring at least a liter of water as well. We will provide all the tools and training you’ll need. No experience necessary. Thanks to Bob Flagg for leading this event.
In-person Trail Survey Training
Monday, July 18 at 5 pm
Meet: North parking lot at the Blue Hills Trailside Museum, 1904 Canton Ave, Milton
Do you want to help prevent erosion and keep our trails well marked and maintained by surveying the trails with an app on your phone? If you would like to learn to help the park just by walking the trails, you will want to come to the training!
At the training you will learn to identify and document trail features, like culverts (pipes under the trails to divert water) and water bars, then join us! You will not only learn how to identify key trail features, but also how to assess opportunities for trail work, which is one of the first steps to becoming a trail leader, and is a skill that you can use to support other leaders and all our trail efforts.
Once you learn how to use the app, you can choose the trails where you would like to document the trail features by walking the trail. Choose as many – or as few — trails as you would like. Your efforts will help develop the baseline data that we will rely on to help identify and prioritize work, like repairing culverts which will protect the trail for all visitors. No prior experience with trail maintenance required… just an interest to learn!
Can’t make the training, but want to learn to use the app? Contact us at email@example.com or leave a comment below.