Person of the Week: Lynn Reid She walks the trails lightly, but hopes to leave footprints in Shelton\u2019s history The epitome of selflessness, with a huge heart and a healthy work ethic, Lynn Reid is known throughout Shelton for her efforts in trying to make the community a more pleasant place to live now and in years to come. Her peers have referred to her as an \u201cinvaluable worker,\u201d \u201cenergetic\u201d and \u201ccaring.\u201d She is a longtime member of the City of Shelton Trails Committee, the Connecticut Forest and Park Association (CFPA)\u00a0trail manager for five miles of the Blue-Blazed Paugussett Trail between Indian Well State Park and Buddington Road, is involved in dog therapy at several homes for the elderly, is an active member of the former Dog Park Committee, has helped to maintain both the Eklund Native Species Garden and the Dog Park Garden, and is known for leading lengthy guided hikes through Shelton for both the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) and the Shelton Trails Committee. In her spare time she said she enjoys training her dogs Opal and Jewel, cooking, and reading. Prior to moving to Shelton, Reid taught business classes at Housatonic Community College. \u201cWhen I moved to Shelton I had no idea about the trails and began walking them,\u201d said Reid. \u201cI found out the Trails Committee needed help, which we still need, and showed up enough times where they asked me to join the committee.\u201d Reid said she is one of seven currently on the committee and they are actively searching for other volunteers. They hold work parties on the second and fourth Saturday of each month where anyone who wants to lend a hand may get involved, according to Reid. \u201cI think a part of the reason why I gravitated towards the woods and trails so much is because I don\u2019t sit well,\u201d said Reid. \u201cI like to be active, up, and outdoors as much as I can and get the dogs out with me too. When I\u2019m on the water kayaking I bring them along. They even have life jackets and sit on the bow of the boat.\u201d She lives on Wesley Drive in a house overlooking the Shelton Lakes Recreation Path, and said she built the house in that location specifically so she could see the trail from her window, where she installed a table and chairs along the path for hikers. She stocks a mailbox with trail maps for hikers She will go out and talk with hikers and provide info on the trail. \u201cI am trying to keep this wonderful natural resource available to more people and hand in hand with that as more families come to understand the importance of it we won\u2019t lose it to development or pollution. There will be another generation to perpetuate it,\u201d said Reid. \u201cI call this a passion. I don\u2019t think I will live to be a million so if there\u2019s something that I want to leave behind it\u2019s awareness.\u201d Reid also fosters kittens to support the local animal shelter. Her daughter jokes that she is a saint because all of her hobbies and interests involve helping others. She said she\u2019s extremely proud of her job as a grandmother and her independence, but it can also be one of her downfalls \u201cThe bad thing about that is the word \u2018help\u2019 isn\u2019t in my vocabulary,\u201d said Reid. \u201cIt should be. I have a hard time asking for help, but I would be the first person to help someone else.\u201d Do you know someone who should be profiled to the community? Email @sheltonherald.com\u00a0with Person of the Week as the subject.