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 on the Severn residents, groups, and members of the (ACA).
**If you are trying to reach Arden Beaches, Inc. [CLICK HERE]**
**If you are trying to reach Arden Beaches, Inc. [CLICK HERE]**
DON'T MISS A THING.....
Be sure to check out our upcoming events between now and the end of the year. We've got some good stuff on the calendar that you won't want to miss. Just scroll down this Home Page to find the details! Also, keep an eye out on our social media platforms. Click [HERE] to join us on Facebook and [HERE] to Join "Arden Talk" on Nextdoor. Merry Christmas to you all and wishing you a safe and Happy New Year!
Welcoming Our New Neighbors
NOTICES & ANNOUNCEMENTS
2nd Annual Arden Lights Contest
(Supports the Arden Kids/Teens Clubs!)
LET'S GET FESTIVE!!!
⭐️Entry fee $10 (Sign up by 12/15; Decorate by 12/15)!
Voting will begin 12/17 and end on 12/25.
Online ballots will be available on 12/26 and shared on our social media platforms.
Winner will be announced on 12/27 in the ACA Neighborhood Discussion Board Facebook group and on Arden Talk Nextdoor! Winner will receive half of the prize money and the other half will go to the Arden Kids/Teens Clubs!
Questions/Ballot Request? Click [HERE]
ACA and MTR Teaming Up
For those of you who may not be aware, the Maryland Therapeutic Riding (MTR) facility located right in the heart of the footprint of Arden on the Severn, offers many rewarding opportunities for everyone (adults and kids both). The ACA and our Entertainment & Special Events Committee along with MTR are teaming up on fundraising opportunities to benefit both organizations. We are super excited to have the opportunity to partner together with our great neighbors and we look forward to what we can accomplish together! We hope to see you out and about, enjoying the fun that both ACA and MTR volunteers work hard to bring to you!
SOCIAL MEDIA CONNECTIONS
The Arden Community Association (ACA) now has a permanent home on the social medial platform through a private Facebook (FB) group called, "Arden Community Association Neighborhood Discussion 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.
Many of you may already be members of a private FB group called "Arden on the Severn Community Members", recently renamed "Arden on the Severn Community Forum". This group is RESIDENT-MANAGED and is NOT affiliated with ACA. It is NOT an official community group and members are not exclusive residents of Arden on the Severn.
The ACA has been requested to limit community posts in this resident-managed group. Therefore, the ACA will no longer post community events and news in this group. In order keep up on important community news, concerns, and events, you'll want to join your official community group [HERE]. Don't miss out.
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].
NOT ON FACEBOOK, no worries....you can join "Arden Talk" on the internet thru the Nextdoor app. In an effort to reach as many neighbors as possible and to keep everyone informed, the ACA will continue to cross-post in the Arden Talk Nextdoor after January 1st.
Engage in neighbor discussions with the security of knowing you are only sharing with your neighbors
Stay up to date on events and neighborhood news
STAY IN THE "KNOW"....
FALL/WINTER 2021 COMMUNITY EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
Saturday, December 5th
Teens Club Meeting
7pm at Town Hall
Teens will be meeting to vote for Arden's Most Festive Pets Photo Contest for our 2022 Calendar Fund Raiser.
Friday, December 17th
6-9pm (Town Hall)
THINGS TO KNOW....
Mosquito Spray Program
A MESSAGE FROM THE PROGRAM MANAGER (Brian Prendergast) FOR MOSQUITO CONTROL AT THE MD DEPT OF AGRICULTURE:
"We use a chemical called permethrin. This is the same chemical that is in dog-flea shampoo and human lice shampoo. Soldiers put it on the uniforms to protect from malaria and other diseases. The formulation matters more than the active ingredient. We're currently using a formulation called biomist 30/30. The EPA has registered formulations of this chemical for use in mosquito control. We use it according to the label and EPA instructions. The EPA requires a huge amount of data before they provide approval. We have not been implicated in harming any other animals. There is no evidence that this chemical hurts plants.
We offer exemptions to anyone that applies for one. With that, we turn the machine off 300 feet before we get to an exempter's property and turn it back on 300 feet away from the exempter's property. 300 feet was chosen because that is the farthest the cloud can drift before it breaks up to the point where it is ineffective. With that, it is very unlikely that it would affect the people in an exempter's residence. This can really affect the neighbors, as it is possible to get so many exemptions that a community is non-sprayable.
We only spray when the number of mosquitoes in local traps or counted by the driver exceeds a treatment threshold. Citizens may enter complaints and our inspectors will visit a property to see what type of mosquitoes are causing a problem and treat sources where larvae develop. This can be successful in some cases. In others the mosquitoes may be coming from too far away to determine the source, or the skeeters might be coming from a person's own property."
For additional information pertaining to this program, [CLICK HERE].
We Have Beavers!
There have been concerns expressed by Section 4 residents about the rising water levels in the bog area at the bottom of Plum Creek Drive "Hill". After meeting with DNR and investigating the situation, it has been determined that the beaver and family have constructed quite the structure to retain water for their home. DNR does not trap and relocate beavers, and with a private company, there is no guarantee that the beavers trapped would actually be relocated but rather euthanized. Concerns with removing the dam include destroying the wildlife habitat it has created which is quite extraordinary, but even after removal, other beaver family members would only rebuild, hence an on-going cycle. At this time, there is no infrastructure damage that the County would be concerned about, and no danger of flash flooding. So, for now, the beaver habitat will remain in place. If you get the opportunity to stop and check it out, it is truly worth the time.
PLEASE DO NOT LITTER
What we have here down our NO OUTLET little community is too special to trash our ingress/egress along Sunrise Beach Road and Evergreen Road. It takes all of us to help with beautification efforts....and it starts with not littering. While most of what we find along Sunrise Beach Road and Evergreen may be due to "blow-off" from passing trash trucks, landfill-bound vehicles, etc., we can certainly go the extra mile by covering loads and ensuring trash and recycle is disposed of properly. We have many volunteers who often perform litter pick up along the roadways, but these roads can be dangerous without proper personal safety gear and proper signage. Thank you to those devoted to performing this never-ending task, but please be careful and use caution. Also remember that the County will perform this function as well if requested. We typically request this at least once a year.
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.
COMING SOON......TO A BEACH NEAR YOU.....
Kayak Racks! That's right....with so many residents being owners of kayaks and having to lug them down to the water, ABI has appropriated funds this year for the construction of kayak racks at each of our beaches. These racks will be maintained and monitored by ABI representatives and there will be an annual fee and sticker permit issued to store your kayak on the rack. More to come. If anyone would like to help with this project, attend an ABI meeting or contact your Beach representative for more information.
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.