Recently you may have heard test announcements being broadcast over a public address system. NSA Annapolis has installed a new system in the North Severn area and offers this information about what the system is for and whom you can contact if you are bothered by the noise:
Walk down the road, down to the water via the Reserve, and you might run into this turtle. She was basking on the stones, perhaps going to her nest. She does not look like a box turtle, big, but not colorful at all.
Our neighbor Doug Lamartin has volunteered to be the contact person for issues related to the Maryland Department of Agriculture, Mosquito Control Section. The Wardour neighborhood will be sprayed on Monday nights, beginning at the earliest on 5 June. You may file to have your property exempted by filling out the form below and returning it to the Department of Agriculture. Please read the 3 documents below carefully to learn about when spraying will happen, what products are used, keeping kids and pets safe, and how to be exempted if you choose. And please spread the word to neighbors who don’t use the Internet.
- How does the state determine whether to spray and what products does it use? Night_of_the_Week_2017_Monday
- When will spraying happen and what precautions should I take?
- How do I get an exemption?
If you walk to Gudger Beach today, you will see large clumps of Fig Buttercups (lesser celandines). Oh they are pretty; bright yellow flowers, glossy heart shaped leaves, some of the first cheery inklings of spring.
In January Annapolis adopted new guidelines for yard waste collection. If your household doesn’t have one yet, you can pick up a 64-gallon yard waste recycling cart (935 Spa Road, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.). Here’s a recap of the new guidelines as well as information on using your own leaves and clippings as compost and mulch.
On 30 October we celebrated the opening of the revitalized Wardour Reserve area. The new trail, bridge, and boat racks add to our quality of life and provide a wonderful access to nature, including the Severn River. Thank you to our president and neighbors for their hard work on this project. The trail is open only to residents of the Wardour neighborhood.