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Next meeting: Monday, April 2, 2018 at 7:30 PM in the Council Room. All meetings are open to the public. The May meeting will take place on the 7th.

The Woods Committee and Lake Committee are planning a joint Arbor Day workday on Saturday morning, April 21. Please meet at 10:00 a.m. in the Lake parking lot to join a work team. We will do clean-up and maintenance at Maple Lake and clean up and non-chemical invasive plant control in the West Woods. Student Service Learning hours may be earned. Please bring rakes, shovels, sunscreen, and insect repellent. Wear work gloves and sturdy shoes. Trash bags and bottled water will be provided. Donuts and other beverages will be available. We hope to see volunteers, young and old, between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon on Saturday, April 21. Rain date will be Sunday, April 22 at 1:00.

The Woods Committee plans to continue our three pronged approach to forest management. We have met with Invasive Plant Control to assess last year’s work and to plan for Phase 2 of our five-year treatment plan for eliminating the non-native invasive plant threat in the East Woods. We are investigating the Town’s options for deer management. We look ahead to plans for reforestation of trees, shrubs, and groundcover in the East Woods, as we see sufficient success with invasive plant control and deer management. As you visit the woods and observe signs of spring splendor, please share your discoveries with your neighbors. Post photos or descriptions online or send them to Woods Committee Co-chairs Joan Mahaffey and Pat Klein for distribution. Our woods are a treasure for all to enjoy!

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