Friends of Lower Beaverdam Creek

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.


The Friends of Lower Beaverdam Creek is a hands-on education and advocacy organization working to restore the health of Lower Beaverdam Creek and the Anacostia River.