301-926-2256 [email protected]

Next Meeting: Monday, June 1, 2020; 7:30p.m.
The public is invited to attend this virtual meeting via ZOOM. To join the WC meeting, please use:

Phone: 301 715 8592 / Password: 866680
Meeting ID: 842 9256 9073
Or https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84292569073?pwd=MEpJcGdsYTIraENYeW1yczNPMWt2UT09

The WC continues with our project to spread woodchips along established trails in the East Woods. Piles of woodchips have been placed near the Ridge Road entrance to the Franklin Trail and near the Grove Road entrance to the McCauley Trail. If you would like to help with this project and spread woodchips along the trails, please contact Joan Mahaffey. Social distancing guidelines will be observed.

The WC is also working in the West Woods to mitigate soil erosion and stormwater runoff damage to trees and shrubs adjacent to Maple Lake; to manually remove garlic mustard; and pick up trash. Volunteers are needed to help us remove invasive plants and trash along the trails.

Please remember that our East and West Woods are Forest Preserves and for passive recreation only. Like for all Town property, do not dig or remove plants. Building, even from natural fallen materials, is prohibited. Do not dump yard clippings in the Woods. Please do not remove signage. Our “Bradfield Crossing” sign in the East Woods disappeared in the last few weeks.

We are happy to see so many residents enjoying the trails in our East and West Woods. Native plants continue to emerge. Ferns beds along the West Woods trail towards the Town Crest border are especially breathtaking. Web sites such as www.nativeplantcenter.net provide descriptions and photographs of native grasses and ground covers, shrubs, and trees. Focus your search for the Piedmont Region. Stay healthy and happy!

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