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.

Saturday, September 17th, 2022   

Japanese Knotweed Cutting - Woodland School – 10 a.m. to noon

Join us as we continue our attack on Japanese Knotweed! The Conservation Department and WFTA are managing Japanese Knotweed at several sites in Weston and we are ready to add another. This particular population is adjacent to a well-used trail as well as in close proximity to wetlands.

Participants will learn how to identify Japanese Knotweed, why it is so problematic, as well as some useful tips for managing it on your own property. Then- we’ll head into the woods and work together to manually cut and pile Knotweed stems.

The long-term strategy for this site will likely involve a combination of mechanical cutting and herbicide treatment.

Park and gather in the rear lot of the Woodland School- the Knotweed site is a short walk-in from the lot on a well-established trail. MAP

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 parental accompaniment.

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

No tools are necessary for this work event.