(YES… Stewards Do Have More Fun!)

With spring having arrived… or just around the corner – you can be sure it’s going to be beautiful in Middlesex County.

Our trail crews are back and very happy to be out in the woods hard at work improving our our preserves for hiking and recreation.

But whether they are indoors or out, there is always much to do. We hope you will come help out however you like. Please join us and lend a hand out on one of our work parties. Check out what’s happening below, and come back to see when new dates are scheduled.


Scheduled Work Parties For Spring 2017:

Well… it’s time for new visitors to our preserves and there is much to be done. And as the earth warms up, the trees leaf out and the plants bloom we will be getting out on our preserves to do it!

Our Stewardship Committee meetings are regularly scheduled on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00 at the deKoven House, 27 Washington Street, in Middletown. But check with the office ahead of time as we may reschedule to different days of the week to accommodate our committee’s and planning requirements.

So come join in… we welcome everyone!

Here are our scheduled work parties for May:

Saturday, 5/13 @ 9 am – Highland Pond – Bridge repair, trail/brush clearing
Thursday, 5/18 @ 4 pm – Pinebrook at Chestnut Hill – Trail clearing/barberry pull
 A lot depends on the weather, so please be sure to drop an email or give a call if you want to come join a work party!

The committee will be generally pulling together work parties on the first Saturday of each month, as well as most Thursdays in the late afternoon and early evenings — weather and schedules permitting. Please be on the lookout for more of these!

Let us know if you want to be on our Stewardship Mailing List to get our scheduling and work party information sent directly.

You can also contact us at:

There are likely to be many days you can join in! So stay tuned.


Stewardship Crew hard at work!


We welcome anyone to come join us who would like to participate.

To confirm the work party, get directions or simply find out more – call or email the land trust office at We will be happy to fill you in on the details of being a land trust steward and answer any questions you might have. For all work parties, it is good to call the day before to make sure that plans have not changed and for specific directions to the preserve.

If you can please bring your own tools and gloves, and food and beverage for yourself. We often use loppers, hand saws, maddox and grub hoes, and the like. If you don’t have your own tools however we will be happy to provide them.