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Tue, Nov 15



Sustainability Committee Public Meeting

Come and share your ideas and concerns.

Time & Location

Nov 15, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

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

About the event

Meeting discussion items:

1. October meeting minutes approval

2. Green Lecture series with library (Ann) – Maryland Birds program October 29th @ 1:00pm; Olive Oil 101 November 16th @ 1:00pm; Holiday Greenery decorating December 17th @ 1:00pm; Karen Whitehair program in March!

3. Outreach sub-committee report – Leave the Leaves and/or pollinator protection yard signs or door-hangars

4. Website updates (Gene) – terms and conditions disclaimer; connections page.

5. Green Expo – date for next year – Saturday, April 22nd – sent out Save-the-Date email

6. Bee City USA – need to start working on IPM for next year’s submittal

7. Mayor’s Monarch Pledge – annual report due December 1st!

8. Pollinator demonstration gardens – Village of Foxfield eyebrow and circle planting; pollinator garden care and watering schedule; Cone Branch Pocket Park pollinator planting next spring; budget of $2,000 – spent $1,200 in 2022.

9. Compost project – compost bins available for purchase at municipal center.

10. Lunch Out Of Landfills – no update

11. Tree plantings – tree planting maintenance/inventory schedule (see below); Ben Fritton tree planting offer; SilvoCulture grant for fruit and nut trees (Ann); Oct. 2020 tree planting in North Pointe is at a 66% survival rate ☹; Arbor Day tree planting will be Friday, April 28th

12. 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.

13. Tree City USA – Cindy is working on actions to complete for next year’s Growth Award

14. Gift Tree Program – flyer boxes at Wiles Branch Park, Memorial Park and on Cone Branch Trail – please monitor as you frequent those areas; a new application came in!

15. Recycling event – will look to continue program biannually with next event on March 11, 2023.

16. No Idle Zone - discussion

17. December meeting date – third Tuesday – December 20th

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