The Trustees of The Sandwich Conservation Trust are planning to conduct a Fall/Winter Work Party to tidy up and improve the SCT’s Osborne-Sherman Conservation Area, 15 Gully Lane Saturday, December 10, 2022, beginning at 9 a.m. We need volunteer help. We will meet at the entrance to the Preserve on Gully Lane, East Sandwich.
Most of the work consists of cutting back grass, brambles, rosa rugosa, briars, sumac, bittersweet and poison ivy overgrowing the area’s edges. It’s basically a woodland jungle. The ground is damp and uneven in places. Working out in the elements requires the right apparel. Long pants and sturdy shoes, which can afford to get muddy, are necessary. Tick prevention is also necessary.
Weather is predicted to be cloudy, with high temperatures in the low 40’s, thus the morning temps may be only in the high 30’s. Additionally it is predicted to be windy, about 15 – 20 mph, with gusts 25 – 28 mph, so dress accordingly.
Unfortunately, the Trust does not have any of the necessary tools for this project and we are asking if you can volunteer, to also please bring your own tools. We suggest hand equipment such as gloves, pruning shears, pruning saws and loppers.
Bring a full water bottle.
Please contact joe.queenan@Comcast.net or Cliff Irving, 2hike@Comcast.net for additional information.