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Next Meeting: Monday, January 7, 2019; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. Meetings are on the 1st Monday of each month. The February meeting will be on the 4th. All are welcome to attend.

The Woods Committee wishes you all a very Happy New Year. We hope you will have many opportunities to enjoy Washington Grove’s forest treasures, the East and West Woods. We will continue our work to make our woodlands healthier and more accessible to you. Thanks to all of you who have helped us with our volunteer work days during the past year: mechanically removing non-native invasive plants, maintaining trails, monitoring results of our non-native invasive plant control program, erecting protective barriers around trees threatened by deer rubbing and over browsing, watering new plantings, and clearing trash in our Woods.

Thank you, also, for supporting our efforts through your feedback from our Informational Meeting in November and your hand-in surveys in December. A recording of our November Informational Meeting is available for viewing on the Woods Committee page of the Town website, thanks to the work of John Porter and Bill Saar. We welcome your continued feedback and look forward to continuing conversations about our three-pronged, integrated approach to forest health: deer management, non-native invasive plant control, and reforestation. Please feel free to contact Pat Klein or Joan Mahaffey, Woods Committee Co-chairs.

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