Walk, cleanup set at Grater Woods

A forest walk and cleanup will take place this weekend at Grater Woods, a 400-acre wooded conservation area in Merrimack.

The town Conservation Commission and “The Friends of Grater Woods” are teaming to sponsor the two-day event, which is open to the public and calls for volunteers.

Forester Dan Cyr will guide a walk of the trail system and discuss the area’s forestry management project, including its effect on wildlife habitat and timber, new accessibility for emergency vehicles and future projects.

Participants are welcome to talk about their own ideas for Grater Woods.

The walk will be Saturday from 9-11 a.m.

The rest of the day, until 5 p.m., and Sunday, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., will be focused on trail cleanup.

Volunteers are asked to bring supplies, if possible, including gloves, rakes, shovels and pruning shears. Participants should also bring lunch, water and bug spray, and wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants and boots. No dogs are allowed.

The meeting spot for both days will be at Merrimack Middle School’s rear parking lot, rain or shine.