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Tue, Jun 20



Sustainability Committee Public Meeting

Come and share your ideas and concerns.

Time & Location

Jun 20, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Townhall, 31 W Main St, Middletown, MD 21769, USA

About the event

Meeting discussion items:

1. May meeting minutes approval

2. Green Lecture series with library – Bees 101 with Sara Gibson of the Frederick Beekeeping Association – Saturday, May 20th; Reducing Mosquito Populations with Paul Leisnham on July 15th at 1:00pm

3. Little Seed Library – ‘Composting’ at Fox Haven Farm – Saturday, June 3rd; next up a Tomato Expert speaking on June 24th at 2:00pm;

4. Outreach sub-committee report –

5. Pollinator demonstration gardens – Village of Foxfield eyebrow and circle planting – being watered three times a week; need to figure out a care schedule; Cindy will contact HOA to see if they are willing to help out.

6. Compost project – compost bins available for purchase at municipal center; we only have four left and should discuss options going forward.

7. Tree plantings – tree planting maintenance/inventory schedule (see below);

8. Tree trails – Bethany, forestry board member, joined us to help with tree id on Cone Branch trail; still stumped on exact species of chestnut and hickory. New trees to add to Wiles Branch tree trail – white ash and black willow.

9. Tree City USA Growth Award potential projects–

10. Gift Tree Program – gift tree application came in for a redbud to be planted this fall; QR code decals have arrived and been placed on brochure holders; need to determine where and how to place the other decals.

11. Middletown Glen Biofilter discussion

12. Recycling event – fall event will be held on Saturday, October 21st; we have moved the time frame for the October event to 9am - Noon;

13. No Idle Zone – discussion

14. Trex plastic bag collection – need to discuss what to do during the summer

15. Battery recycling at the Municipal building

16. July meeting date – third Tuesday – July 18th

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