The Wilton Conservation Commission has put out a “desperate” call for volunteers for a trail building project at Wilton’s Quarry Head Park this Saturday, June 11 from 8:45 a.m.-1 p.m..

Dave Francefort, a volunteer from Fairfield County New England Mountain Bike Association (fcnemba.org) and Donna Merrill of the Wilton Conservation Commission are planning a work day to re-route the red trail from the picnic area to the brook. The work involves using tools such as shovels and rakes to re-route the trail. The new trail layout will create a sustainable trail and alleviate existing soil erosion problems in the park.

Quarry Head Park is located on Ridgefield Rd. just north of Wilton Fire Station #2. A brown sign hangs above the park entrance, which is easy to miss because it looks like a narrow, residential driveway, between 760 and 764 Ridgefield Rd. on the east side of the road (see photo below).

A training session and safety talk will begin promptly at 8:45 a.m. and volunteers will work together until 1 p.m. when they will finish for the day and enjoy a free pizza lunch. A total of 25 strong-bodied people are needed to complete the bulk of the work in the 4-hour time frame. Work gloves, tools, lunch and drinks will be provided.

Anyone that is willing to volunteer is asked to email or call Donna Merrill directly at 203.834.0128.

Quarry Head street photo of entrance