August 3, 2020

Essex Land Trust Property-Wide Spruce Up – Volunteers Needed

As part of their ongoing Earth Day celebration efforts, the Essex Land Trust is again organizing a town-wide spruce-up of preserves in Essex, Ivoryton and Centerbrook. Meet at the Essex Town Hall parking lot at 9am and help the Land Trust restore its preserves after a long winter by picking up debris and brush and clearing trails and streams. Some of the tasks we plan to tackle are spreading topsoil and wood chips at Osage Trails and Cross Lots, clearing and marking a new trail at Heron Pond, and attacking the invasives at Millrace Preserve.

If you can, plan to bring the following tools:  lawn rakes, garden rakes, loppers, wheelbarrows and shovels.  Be sure to wear good gloves; and dress warmly.

Make this a family event! All ages and abilities are welcome, including local groups and organizations. Refreshments will be served. The spruce-up lasts from 9 am to 12 pm. Rain or shine. For more information please contact our chief steward Al Macgregor at 860-767-0693 or