The Wesleyan Connecticut Forests and Parks Association would like to invite you to their first meeting of the year! Come to the Office of Community Service (Allbritton room 318) on Thursday, September 26 at 12:00p. From Miranda Linsky, WesCFPA’s coordinator:
If you signed up at the Community Engagement Fair or the Student Activities Fair last week, or you have been stalking updates and photos from our Facebook page, or you have always wondered what CFPA stands for, please come to our first group meeting of the year!Once per semester we will bring all our members and participants together outside of the work we do on the trails (or rather, inside?).At our first meeting, we will introduce the CFPA and our mission, as well as discuss membership, types of events, etc.As a thank you in advance to all you wonderful volunteers, enjoy free lunch from Typhoon!
Trail Construction Workshop!
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Cockaponset State Forest, Haddam, CT
Want to expand your trail skills and earn the envy of your peers? Come on down and joinWesCFPA for a hands-on training day in the Cockaponset State Forest!We will work on finishing a reroute of a multi-use trail that consists almost entirely of benched (sidehilled) trail. We will view the existing trail and talk about why it failed, the considerations required for a multi-use vs. hiking trail, how the trail was laid out and how to bench the trail. Then we will build benched trail!
Meet at Allbritton at 8:40 am! It’s only a 20-minute drive from Wesleyan. The workshop goes until1 pm but we can leave whenever we want.