Shelton trails work party planned for weekend

The Shelton Trail Committee will be holding a work party on Saturday, Dec. 12, along the Rec Path, where it meets Turkey Trot and Paugussett trails.

The Shelton Trail Committee will be holding a work party on Saturday, Dec. 12, along the Rec Path, where it meets Turkey Trot and Paugussett trails.

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SHELTON — The city’s Trail Committee will be holding a work party on Dec. 12 along the Rec Path, where it meets Turkey Trot and Paugussett trails.

Those planning to attend should meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Rec Path kiosk on Constitution Boulevard North (GPS 676 Constitution Boulevard North). There is parking for a few cars at the kiosk and more across the street at Shelton Intermediate School.

Early last year, Trails Committee member Val Gosset said volunteers worked on the drainage problems that plagued the Rec Path at the Turkey Trot and Paugussett trails. The situation is much improved, according to Gosset, but the area could still use some more work on the water bars and drainage ditch.

Gosset said the missing fence posts at Silent Waters will also be replaced Saturday.

Dress for the weather and bring sturdy work gloves. The Trails Committee members will have an assortment of tools, but volunteers can also bring their own tools.

If the weather looks questionable, check the Shelton Trails Work Parties blog page for updates. For more information, contact Val Gosset at valgosset@aol.com or 203-803-5247.

brian.gioiele@hearstmediact.com