Read the latest and greatest from Annapolis Roads…
In this update:
* Dumpster Days July 29th & 30th and Missed Curbside Collection Tips
* Hold the Date!! The Fall Classic Picnic is scheduled for September 10th from 3:30 to 6:30pm
* Critter Corner
* Overlook Reservations
* Beach Babies – Path widened
* Help Monarch Butterflies Survive
* Overlook Paths Mulched
REMINDER (originally announced June 13^th, 2022)
ANNAPOLIS ROADS ANNUAL DUMPSTER DAYS ARE BACK!!
Dumpsters are provided annually for 2 days, free of charge to Annapolis Roads residents by Anne Arundel County in support of the Anne Arundel County Community Clean-up Program.
DATES: July 29^th & July 30^th, 2022
LOCATION: will be at the Community Overlook Parking Lot
TIME: Specific times when the dumpsters will be open and accessible will be forthcoming.
Note: The dumpsters are usually picked up by noon on day 2 (July 30^th).
As always, residents are asked to be attentive to the items that are NOT accepted in the dumpsters (see Unacceptable Materials list below). Residents who violate these guidelines will result in the community being responsible to pay for removal and disposal of unallowed items. Violations could also result in Annapolis Roads removal from the program in the future.
Hazardous waste is not accepted in community dumpsters, but drop off dates for County operated Haz Mat drop-off sites are provided below.
As usual, we will need room for 2 dumpsters and a drive around area in the Overlook parking lot.
Anyone reserving the Overlook for an event from the evening of July 28^th through early afternoon on July 30^th are advised of significantly reduced parking and may need to make plans to use the Eden Lane overflow parking site.
Volunteer monitors requested to assist with monitoring dumpsters.
The County requires that communities monitor their dumpsters. Anyone who has an hour or two to assist Board members with monitoring the dumpsters is welcome and would be greatly appreciated.
If you would like to assist, please send a note of your availability: day and time preferred and contact phone/text number to firstname.lastname@example.org (mailto:email@example.com) .
NEXT DATES for HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DROP OFF (see link for details).
Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Days | Anne Arundel County, MD (aacounty.org) (https://www.aacounty.org/services-and-programs/household-hazardous-waste-drop-off-days)
9/24/22: Heritage Office Complex (2662 Riva Road; Annapolis, MD 21401)
10/22/22: Heritage Office Complex (2662 Riva Road; Annapolis, MD 21401)
CURBSIDE COLLECTIONS MISSED
It seems that our recent curbside collection crews are occasionally missing a residence during our Monday pick-ups. If your house was skipped, call 410-222-6100.
Also, citizens are encouraged to dial 3-1-1 to reach an Anne Arundel County customer service representative who will listen to your concern and take action.
The Anne Arundel County 311 app is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play for your mobile devices. You can use the app for a variety of issues/requests. For information about the app visit: https://www.aacounty.org/services-and-programs/report-a-concern.
Note from Jill Mandel: I have used the app twice recently when my yard waste/recycling was not picked up. I left the bins out and a county truck came by the next day and removed the missed collections.
ARPOA FALL CLASSIC – HOLD THE DATE! More to Follow!!!
Saturday, September 10^th from 3:30-6:30 p.m.
In an effort to address residents’ conflicts with Navy Football, weekend youth sports events, fall boat shows etc. etc. etc., the Social Committee arrived at an “early fall” date.
The Fall Classic prior to COVID concerns was a pot-luck style affair. With COVID, we did our best to keep residents safe, by limiting contact with serving spoons, food containers etc. by engaging a vendor and servers.
The Social Committee has indicated a desire to return to a pot-luck event.
ARPOA will provide soft drinks and adult beverages, dinnerware and drinkware etc.
We haven’t done a “critter corner” for some time – so here we go…
KUDOS to those of you who have responded quickly and effectively, to report found or lost pets, and to date, successfully reunite those pets with their humans! The ARPOA Facebook users have been an incredible resource to help with this effort.
OVERLOOK RESERVATIONS – Overstaying Your Reservation ETC.
It has been brought to our attention that some reserving the Overlook pavilion and facilities have EXCEEDED their reservation time.
As a result, those who have reserved the Overlook for time period(s) adjacent to the earlier reservation have been unable to have their event. That is simply unacceptable.
When you make your reservation, consider the set-up and clean-up time in addition to the actual event time and make your reservations accordingly. Please make sure you provide adequate contact information should there be a need to reach you.
If it is necessary to have vehicle access to the Overlook to take heavy items to and from, vehicles need to return to the parking lot and the access chain needs to be in place to restrict vehicle access.
Also, as a reminder, event organizers are responsible for their guests while on ARPOA property and event trash must be taken away at the close of the event. The Overlook trash cans have limited capacity and are for daily casual use – NOT for events.
We are all residents who share in the ownership and use of these facilities. We must be respectful of others who have reservations abutting our events to allow them to enjoy the space and amenities for the time period they reserved.
We each also have an obligation to cleanup the Overlook/Beach after our events, return tables and chairs appropriately, close grills, place spark guard on fire pit, and simply try to leave it as good or better than we found it.
Thank you. Stay tuned.
BEACH BABIES – Special Attention for Parents of Infants & Toddlers
In response to requests, the path from Carrollton Road to the beach was widened just enough to accommodate double wide strollers – and for those of us who have an aversion to itchy invasive weeds.
When the path to the beach was widened for strollers, care was taken to widen the side furthest away from the wetlands to avoid damaging the milkweed plants that are full of pods – essential to the survival of monarch butterflies.
HELP MONARCH BUTTERFLIES SURVIVE
As mentioned under “Beach Babies” the path to the beach was widened for strollers, care was taken to widen the side furthest away from the wetlands to avoid damaging the milkweed plants that are full of pods – essential to the survival of monarch butterflies. PLEASE do not cut, walk over or otherwise damage these milkweed plants.
BTW – The ic onic black and orange Monarch Butterfly is threatened with extinction because of habitat destruction and climate change, international conservationists said on Thursday.
The monarch butterfly, known for its annual migration across North America, was placed in the endangered category of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species. [7/21/2022]
From MD DNR: “If you would like to have Monarchs in your own backyard, you will need to make sure that you have both the host plant for the caterpillars and nectar sources for the adult butterflies. The Monarch host plant is Milkweed, which as its name states is commonly found as a “weed” along roadsides, ditches and fields throughout most of the state. It is important that we wait to mow these areas until after Monarchs have left Maryland in the fall. Milkweed is the only type of plant that the caterpillars feed on. So no milkweed means no monarchs! You can help Monarchs out if you plant common milkweed, swamp milkweed or butterfly weed in your garden.
Also in the fall, to help fuel the Monarch Butterfly’s amazing journey south to Mexico, it is important to have late season blooming native plants for the adult butterflies to feed on such as asters, New York Ironweed and goldenrod. The nectar from these plants helps to feed the monarchs as they migrate south.”
For more info go to:
Monarch Butterfly (maryland.gov) (https://dnr.maryland.gov/wildlife/Pages/plants_wildlife/monarch.aspx)
Monarch Migrations (maryland.gov) (https://dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/Monarch-Migrations.aspx)
Gardening for Monarchs – Maryland Monarch Conservation (https://www.marylandmonarchconservation.org/gardening-for-monarchs.html) and Rearing Monarchs – Maryland Monarch Conservation (https://www.marylandmonarchconservation.org/rearing-monarchs.html)
Monarchs & Milkweed | The Friends of Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden & Arboretum (https://www.tawesgarden.org/monarchs-and-milkweed)
Monarch Butterfly Habitat Needs (fs.fed.us) (https://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/pollinators/Monarch_Butterfly/habitat/index.shtml)
OVERLOOK PATHS MULCHED
As with most summers we have a lot of foot traffic up and onto the Overlook. In an effort to keep the short path from the parking lot to the access road as well as the longer path that extends from the parking lot to the Overlook defined and weed free, fresh mulch was added this week.
Please keep that in mind that it will take a few days for the mulch to become settled.
Please, take care. Be safe.
Best wishes on behalf of the Annapolis Roads Board of Directors,
President, Annapolis Roads Property Owners Assoc. (ARPOA)
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