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Next Meeting: Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. Meetings are on the 1st Monday of each month. Our October meeting will be on Oct. 7, 2019. All are welcome to attend.

The Washington Grove Forest Stewardship Plan continues to guide us in our strategic progression to restore the health and biodiversity of the East and West Woods. In August, the Town Council approved a Resolution to begin a Town-authorized archery deer hunt session this Fall-Winter to address deer over browsing and resulting damage to our forest understory in the East and West Woods. The Town will use DNR permitted and Montgomery County Parks qualified volunteer bow hunters to manage our deer population. The 2019 Maryland DNR deer archery season extends from September 6, 2019 to January 31, 2020. Hunting will occur 1-2 times a week during early weekday mornings only. No hunting will take place on weekends or holidays. Please contact WC co-chairs, Pat Klein and Joan Mahaffey if you have any questions.

At our September WC meeting, we will discuss future trail maintenance and initial plans for native tree planting to commence next spring 2020. We need volunteers to help with future tree planting, watering, and maintaining deer damage barriers.

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