The Wilton Conservation Commission needs volunteer help to finish re-routing one of the trails at Quarry Head Park. The Commission is asking residents to lend a hand with the trail work at Quarry Head Park Saturday, Sept. 24 from 8:45 a.m.-1 p.m..

Master trail building instructor Dave Francefort of New England Mountain Biking Association (NEMBA) fame, is leading the initiative and will teach all the essentials. The work will be fun, educational, great exercise, full of camaraderie, and will get participants outdoors on a beautiful autumn morning. It’s also an opportunity to show how the community cares for its parks and open spaces.

“The work will not be strenuous but we have a lot of linear feet to cover. It’ll take 20-30 volunteers to complete the job by noon on Saturday. There’ll be tasks for every level of ability. Besides wielding a tool, we’ll need help painting the new blazes, ordering the pizza, carrying water bottles–keeping the humor level at a maximum is most important of all,” says commissioner Donna Merrill.

All materials will be provided, including gloves, tools, lunch and drinks. There is a training session in tool safety and ‘benching’ which begins at 8:45 a.m..

The event is being co-sponsored by REI and the Norwalk River Watershed Association.

To participate, register via email or call Merrill at 203.834.0128.

Directions:  The main entrance to Quarry Head is off of Ridgefield Road (Rte. 33) where a brown sign hangs above the park entrance. If driving north, pass Vista Road on the left, then look for the Quarry Head sign in .2 miles on the right. The entrance is easy to miss because it looks like a narrow, residential driveway. It sits between 760 and 764 Ridgefield
Rd.. Proceed down the driveway to the parking area. Volunteers will meet at the picnic table at 8:45 a.m..

Quarry Head street photo of entrance