22 Jun, 2010
Planning Meeting Results
Posted by: FLBC In: Meetings
FLBC had a planning meeting on June 24. In attendance were D. Smith (co-chair), C. Smith (co-chair), G. Horchler, J. Horchler, M. Salo, S. Salo, D. Kniepp, S. Otis. Among the news shared:
- FLBC will be the beneficiary of proceeds from the 2010 Cicada Crunch (approx. $1,200);
- FLBC will share proceeds from the Chev Prom with the American Legion and the History Club (approx. $300)
- G. Horchler (chair of the Trails committee) reported that spreading wood chips provided by Pepco would be the focus of trail work on June 26;
- M. Salo gave an overview of the 5 natural areas in town. All are being overrun by non-native plants, to the detriment of native plants that could be growing in their place and the native birds and wildlife that could be feeding off these plants. He made a plea for extracting certain invasives immediately and it was determined we would:
- ask the town if it could help with the Nature Park, which is town-owned property;
- ask Marc Imlay of the Anacostia Watershed Society if he can help us develop a regular schedule for removing invasives at critical times; and
- ask Marc if he can help get a large group of volunteers to do a massive invasives removal in Woodworth Park. M. Salo to contact M. Imlay.
- C. Smith to contact Lisa Lincoln about a Job Corps-type group she is working with that might participate.
- Matt also expressed dismay at Pepco’s mowing of the area behind Arbor Street, which killed the only yellow passionflowers growing in Cheverly.
- D. Smith reported that the town is planning to have a charrette concerning the area where the houses are going to be torn down near the B-W Parkway. C. Smith will check on the timing of this.
- The group decided that it is past time for FLBC to have a planning retreat, and C. Smith is going to figure out where this can be done, preferably on the last Sunday of August.