Comstock Hill Cemetery • Stewardship Workday
Occurred on Sunday - June 28, 2020, 1:30 PM
Comstock Hill Cemetery - Stewardship Workday
This event occurred on Sunday, June 28, 2020, at 1:30 p.m.
The Wilton Land Conservation Trust, in partnership with the Drum Hill Chapter NSDAR, invites the community to celebrate our Nation's Independence by stewarding the Comstock Hill Cemetery. This cemetery is the final resting grounds for six Revolutionary War Patriots. In honor of Independence Day 2020, and the 246th anniversary of the American Revolutionary War, the WLCT has partnered with the Drum Hill Chapter NSDAR to put together a community stewardship workday to improve the quality of the cemetery’s trail and grounds.
This workday will focus on the trail that winds through the cemetery, general brush maintenance, and the hand-pulling of invasive species. Volunteers will dig, rake, and cut to improve the trails and clear the passageway of stones and overhanging vegetation.
Volunteers will meet at 1:30 p.m. (rain or shine) at the Signal Hill Road trail entrance: work should wrap up about 3:30 p.m. Wilton Land Conservation Trust staff will be onsite to provide instruction and make sure everyone stays safe.
Volunteers should wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, sturdy boots, and gloves. Bring water, snacks, lunch, and work gloves. WLCT Staff will provide tools, but participants are always welcome to bring their own loppers, hand saws, hand trowels, etc.
Volunteers are invited to park along the roadside of Signal Hill Road. Please be mindful of our neighbor’s lawns and driveways. Parking on Ridgefield Road can be dangerous and is not recommended.
Following COVID-19 safety guidelines, volunteers are expected to bring and wear their own masks, and to respect a 6-foot of social distance between one another.
Volunteering on a WLCT preserve is a rewarding way to give back to your community, learn about conservation, and improve public open spaces. For information on additional volunteer opportunities, contact David McCarthy, WLCT Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (800) 983-3552.