Orange, CT Conservation Commission

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Land Stewards Needed:

The Orange Conservation Commission needs more volunteers to help maintain trails and care for the land on the all properties for which the OCC is responsible—Paul Ode Nature Trail (High Plains Community Center), Howard Brooks Conservation Area(off Mapledale Rd), Wrights Pond (Old Grassy Hill Rd), Housatonic Overlook (Cedar Grove Rd/High RidgeRd), Racebrook Tract (Racebrook Rd), and Ewen Farm Preserve (Lambert Road/Tyler City) and Turkey Hill Preserve Derby-Milford Road. We are seeking highly motivated individuals or families who regularly use the trails and want to give something back to the town. Training in basic trail maintenance skills can be provided. The OCC is especially interested in:

• retired persons looking to stay physically active
• young adults looking for a challenge
• students who need to fulfill community service hours for graduation
• families with older children who enjoy working together in the outdoors
• owners of properties in the vicinity of town-owned land who would personally benefit from good stewardship practices nearby
• amateur or professional naturalists
• people who have or would like to develop leadership skills
• those experienced with hand tools, painting, carpentry, or landscaping

If you are interested in helping the OCC in this way, please contact OCC commission member Sharon Ewen at 475-227-2006 or sme71@yahoo.com. Aside from being a great way to provide community service, trail maintenance can be very rewarding!


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