Next Meeting: Monday, January 6, 2020 at 7:30 pm in the Council Room. The Woods Committee is taking a hiatus in December to enjoy the holidays. Meetings are regularly held on the 1st Monday of each month. All are welcome to attend!
The Woods Committee held a Fall Work Day in the East Woods on Saturday, November 9. Thanks to the volunteers who helped us clear the Cherry Avenue trail, manually remove non-native invasive plants near the stream crossing, and attach deer protection to several young trees. Special thanks to Steve Werts for removing the posts and netting of the two (2) old exclosures along Cherry Avenue extended to reopen the original trail. Thanks also to Larry French for repairing the foot bridge over the creek along Maple Avenue extended!
In November, our contractor, Invasive Plant Control (IPC), worked in the East Woods to mechanically remove and apply targeted herbicide treatment to non-native invasive plants Chinese Privet, English Ivy, Japanese Honeysuckle, Paulownia, and Forsythia recently identified now that native vegetation is dormant. We continue to monitor the ongoing deer management program with the Bow Hunter Fire Fighters of Maryland (BHFFMD). Two additional does were harvested in the East Woods in November for a total of 9 does and 1 buck in the East and West Woods.
We wish all our neighbors and friends joyous holidays and a peaceful New Year!