Next Meeting: ONLINE Monday, August 31, 2020; 7:30 p.m. Our meetings are routinely held on the first Monday of each month, but this meeting was rescheduled to accommodate the Labor Day holiday. Our next online meeting will be held on Monday, October 5th.
To join the WC meeting, please use
Meeting ID: 875 0738 0443
By phone: 301 715 8592 / Password: 975138
Managed Deer Hunt
The volunteer Bow Hunter Firefighters of Maryland (BHFFMD) will again assist our Town this Fall/Winter to conduct a Town-approved managed deer hunt in the East and West Woods. The 2020-21 Maryland archery deer hunting season begins Friday, September 11, 2020 until Sunday, January 31, 2021. Metrics to evaluate successful outcomes towards restoring the health of our forest ecosystem will include monitoring native plant re-establishment.
Invasive Plant Control
Our contractor, IPC, recently completed targeted herbicide treatments along East Woods trail margins to reduce stilt grass overgrowth for tick control purposes. In September, IPC will cut and paint a large wisteria patch off the northern trail in the West Woods.
The Woods Committee is preparing a list of priority trail maintenance projects to include improved trail signage. One East Woods trail between McCauley and Ridge Road is unnamed and we are asking for your help with possible names for WC selection. We welcome Town volunteers to help keep trails safe and open. Please contact Joan or Patty if you would like to assist us. We thank our wonderful volunteers Larry French, Krista Zanetti, David Lutter, and Virginia Quesada for helping to protect new trees and spread woodchips along trails in the East Woods. Special thanks to Steve Werts and Bruce Rothrock for clearing trails blocked by fallen trees.
West Woods Boundary Survey
The West Woods boundary survey along Washington Grove Lane was completed. The West Woods is now one entire parcel of our Town property. We hope you continue to enjoy our East and West Woods forest preserves. Stay healthy and happy!