Next meeting: Monday, May 7, 2018 at 7:30 PM in the Council Room. All meetings are open to the public. Our June meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 4.
The joint Woods Committee and Lake Committee workday on Saturday morning, April 21 was a huge success! Close to 30 volunteers of all ages showed up on a beautiful morning. Volunteers cleared and cleaned the lake area for the summer season. Volunteers in the West Woods picked up a truckload of trash around all our borders, mechanically pulled Japanese barberry and other non-native invasive plants, and installed deer protection and mulch around our new tree plantings along our Saybrooke boundary. Thank you, one and all! It was a demonstration of the Washington Grove spirit at its best.
Thank you also to residents who called Montgomery County about the litter build-up along Washington Grove Lane. Washington Grove Lane is a County-maintained roadway. In the past there has been a Town volunteer group who regularly cleared litter from the roadside. Sadly these volunteers are no longer available. If you are interested in forming a new work group, please contact Joan Mahaffey or Patty Klein.
The Woods Committee has been active over the past year and continues to work to revitalize our woodlands. Please attend the Annual Town Meeting on May 12 to hear our plans to preserve our Town within a Forest.