Next meeting: Monday, March 5 at 7:30 PM in the Council Room. All meetings are open to the public.
Our April meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 2.
The Woods Committee and Lake Committee are planning a joint Arbor Day workday on Saturday morning, April 21 at 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. (Rain date is Sunday, April 22 at Noon.) Please hold the date to help with clean-up and maintenance at Maple Lake and in the West Woods. Bring work gloves and wear sturdy boots. Trash bags and bottled water will be provided. Student Service Learning hours will be available. Details will follow in the April Bulletin.
The Woods Committee is developing a process to assess herbicide treatments in the East Woods, with an initial focus on wisteria. We will use our grid map of non-native invasive plants in the East Woods as our base data. This map was prepared as our initial needs assessment. We will select grid sections and develop a ratio of change over time. We have chosen to begin monitoring wisteria because it emerges earlier than other non-native invasive plants, such as stilt grass or mile-a-minute. We are also working on our 2019 budget request to continue our work to restore and preserve our Town’s forests. As you visit the woods and observe signs of spring splendor, please share your discoveries with your neighbors. Post photos or descriptions on line or send them to Joan Mahaffey and Pat Klein, Woods
Committee Co-Chairs for distribution. Our woods are a treasure for all to enjoy.