Arden Community Association
Serving and representing the residents of Arden on the Severn located in Crownsville, Maryland
Welcome to Arden Community Association (ACA) and your OFFICIAL community website for community news and information. This website is for Arden residents, groups, and members of the ACA.
Arden Testimonial Survey
Are you new to Arden on the Severn, or are you a generational resident and would like to share your family's story of why and how they settled here? Our Historic Preservation Committee is interested in hearing from you to help us discover and preserve Arden's history. Because it's all about the people who built this community, their visions back then and the residents of today and their visions for our future, all of your input is important and critical to help us to continue to document our history. New folks, let us know why you came here and Old folks, dig out those historic documents and photos you'd like to share and please take a moment to complete our TESTIMONIAL SURVEY so that we may include your story.
Arden on the Severn Yellow Pages
We have launched a new "Yellow Pages" for our Arden business owners and local advertisers. If you are interested in either listing your business here, advertising in our NewsBuoy, or using an Arden business owner for your needs, you've come to the right place. [CLICK HERE]
MAKE A DONATION TO THE ACA!
DID YOU KNOW???
...that when you make a donation to the ACA, you become a member for the current calendar year? It's true! ACA membership is voluntary and operates solely through your generous donations. We NEED your donations to accomplish our mission as a civic servant to YOU and your family here in Arden. Your donations enable us to upkeep our community building (Town Hall), and give you the ability to rent the hall for your personal functions. Donations so enable us to hold community events that bring our residents together in comradery, as well as provide AACo police patrols through our Neighborhood Watch Program.
Donations also help to support our efforts in representing YOU in development and zoning matters surrounding our community, infrastructure needs with the County Road Operations Division, and in environmental and waterway matters affecting our treasured Severn River. Be sure to be part of these important matters and consider volunteering as well! WE NEED YOU in order to SUPPORT YOU!
[CLICK HERE] to join the ACA membership, or if you are already a member and would like to make an additional donation to either our general fund or a specific area of interest to you. THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
DONATE TO THE KIDS/TEENS CLUB [HERE]. Your donations help to support our efforts as parents and neighbors to give our Arden kids and teens a fun and productive path for activities, trips, and opportunities for them to assistance with both ACA and ABI during community events! We appreciate your support!
NEW TO ARDEN?
ATTENTION NEW HOMEOWNERS
If you're a new homeowner in Arden on the Severn, we have something for you! Our New Homeowner Welcome Packets are hand-delivered by ACA Section Delegates and ABI Beach Representatives collectively when possible. If you are new and have not yet received your packet, [CONTACT US] and we'll make arrangements to get it to you. WELCOME!
BE AN ACA MEMBER - RENT TOWN HALL
In order to rent town hall for your private event, you must be a current member of the ACA.
HOT TOPICS IN LAND DEVELOPMENT
IN THE CROWNSVILLE AREA
Be sure to check our Development & Zoning group page for updates on the happenings in the Crownsville area that affect our community. Stay up to date on projects like the Crownsville Fire Station, Crownsville Hospital Property Transfer, Rt. 3 Improvements, Millersville Park, and the Valentine Creek Public Waterway Access, etc. [CLICK HERE] to learn more.
STAY IN THE "KNOW"....
REAL ESTATE CORNER
SOCIAL MEDIA CONNECTIONS
The Arden Community Association (ACA) and Arden Beaches, Inc. (ABI) have a permanent home on the social medial platform through a private Facebook (FB) group called, "Arden Community Association & Arden Beaches Neighborhood Notice Board". This group is intended for current Arden residents only to ensure the privacy and safety of its members. There are some membership questions you'll need to answer to join the group.
Please know that there are several other "Arden" related social media pages and groups that are NOT affiliated with ACA or Arden Beaches, Inc. (ABI). Two examples include the Arden on the Severn Community Forum on Facebook and the Arden Talk on Nextdoor. Both of these groups are administered by Arden residents not affiliated with either of its official organizations. Often times, misinformation is posted in these platforms which can cause rumor and community unrest. Please, always verify information you are reading by going straight to the organizations for clarification. While these non-official platforms can be confusing to residents, please be aware that posts there are not monitored by either the ACA or ABI. With this knowledge, make an educated decision about the platforms that you want to be part of and participate in. The most efficient way to express your ideas and concerns about community or beach related issues is to use the ACA CONTACT US form or the ABI CONTACT US form on the organization websites, or better yet, attend a monthly meeting and get involved. Volunteering is the absolute best way to understand the obstacles and challenges these community organizations face, as well as understand and benefit from the teamwork it takes to make a difference in Arden for the betterment of our community. Both organizations are always looking for volunteers. Remember, the Board of Governors in these organizations are volunteers and are not perfect but committed to doing the best they can for the betterment of our community as a whole. If there are problems, be part of the solution and not the problem. Don't just a voice of concern or complaint, especially behind the screen.
If you would like to join the OFFICIAL COMMUNITY SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM, you can find that information [HERE]. In order stay in the know about important community news, concerns, and events, please to refer to the ACA WEBSITE and the ABI WEBSITE.
Want to be a part of the eyes and ears of our community? Be sure to join our "Arden Community Association Neighborhood Watch" private group where residents only can report incidents and concerns related to the security of our properties and our neighborhood in general, and where the NW Team shares important tips and information pertaining to crime trends in the area and general personal and property safety. This group is managed by ACA and the Neighborhood Watch Committee. To join this private group, you must answer membership questions to confirm residency. You can join [HERE].
Report concerns and feel safe by forging bonds amongst neighbors
Stay vigilant and help reduce burglaries and robberies
AROUND THE BEACHES
Beach Rules & Regs
Now that we are in the full swing of summer, our beaches are busier than ever. Please be sure to familiarize yourself with the ABI Beach Rules and Regulations. Be considerate of other beach goers and remember, NO PETS and NO GLASS on the beaches. If you have food delivered to the beach or for a party, be sure to break down your waste as much as possible to save space in the trash bins. If you're serving up and eating crabs at the beach, please be sure to bring your own trash bags and take your waste home with you. ABI dumpsters are only emptied every two weeks and bait and crab remnants as you can imagine can make for some very unpleasant smells. Your help in taking these extra steps will help maximize supplies, minimize volunteer time, and reduce unpleasant odor from the dumpsters that no one wants to smell while enjoying a beautiful, hot beach day.
Did you know Maryland law states that all children under 13 MUST wear a United States Coast Guard-approved life jacket while underway on a recreational vessel under 21 feet in length on Maryland waters?
This requirement does not apply when:
- A vessel is moored or anchored.
- A child is below deck or in an enclosed cabin.
Kids should wear a life jacket when in or around water, riding on boats, or walking on docks. Being a strong swimmer does not always protect your child from all water conditions.
Keep your children safe and secure by ensuring they wear a USCG-approved life jacket suited for their size, activity, and water conditions. Then, if spotted by our officers, they may get these cool shirts!
NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT POST PERSONAL MESSAGES ON ANY OF OUR COMMUNITY AND SECTION ENTRANCE SIGNS OR COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION BOARDS.
THESE BOARDS ARE RESERVED FOR OFFICIAL COMMUNITY BUSINESS ONLY FOR RESIDENT NOTIFICATION OF COMMUNITY EVENTS AND MEETINGS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND COOPERATION.