Stewardship Saturdays

Join the Weston Conservation Department and Weston Forest and Trail Association (WFTA) on the third Saturday of every month for stewardship and camaraderie as we work collaboratively to manage nearly 2,000 acres of conservation land and over 90 miles of off-road trails in Weston.  Both organizations rely on volunteers to assist with the management of these incredible resources. Stewardship Saturday projects include invasive plant management, trail construction and maintenance, boardwalk and bridge construction, trash pickup, stone wall beautification, etc.

Inaugural Event - World Cleanup Day - September 18th

Join Weston Conservation Staff and WFTA volunteers in celebrating World Cleanup Day and in kicking off their Stewardship Saturdays Volunteer Program. On Saturday, September 18th, from 10:00 a.m. to noon, we'll clean out and install new water bars to improve the drainage on select trails in the Highland Forest. Participants will get an overview of the Weston Trail System, which includes over 90 miles of off-road trails, and enjoy some quality time in one of Weston’s natural gems. Work will take place between Trail Markers E-F in the Highland Street Forest; please contact conservation@westonma.gov for recommendations on parking. We are looking for 10 - 15 volunteers. Children at least 13 years of age must have parental supervision, ages 16+ do not need parents in attendance.

How to Participate

No previous experience is necessary. We will provide all the know-how. To sign-up, contact conservation@westonma.gov Children at least 13 years of age must have parental supervision, ages 16+ do not need parents in attendance. 

Bring work appropriate clothing, no open-toed shoes, insect repellant, water and snacks, durable work gloves, and a good attitude!

Please bring if you have:

  • loppers
  • pruning saw
  • pointed digging shovel
  • sturdy metal landscape rake
  • pick mattock