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, June 11th, 2022   

Japanese Knotweed Removal @ the Dickson Riding Ring – 10 a.m. to noon

 Join Weston Conservation Staff and WFTA volunteers for Japanese Knotweed cutting at the Dickson Riding Ring. Participants will learn about various management techniques for Japanese Knotweed, how to restore an area of Knotweed back to native plant growth, and then work together to cut back a large stand of Knotweed along the perimeter of the Dickson Riding Ring fields. 

Depending on the number of volunteers, we may move to other locations within the main field area to remove other invasive woody growth. There has been a lot of effort this spring to clean-up and beautify the riding ring and surrounding fields- let's continue this good work and get rid of that Knotweed!

Parking is at the Riding Ring Parking Lot on Concord Road; if full, park across the street at Burchard Park and walk safely across.

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.