Arden Community Association

Serving and representing the residents of Arden on the Severn located in Crownsville, Maryland

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Welcome to Arden Community Association (ACA) and your OFFICIAL community website for Arden news and information. This website is for Arden residents and is funded and operated by the ACA. Help us support these efforts and JOIN THE ACA TODAY!

Website Disclosure: This website is maintained by volunteers of the organization's Information Technology Committee. Be aware that websites are not static and are updated regularly as information is updated. While our IT Committee volunteers strive to provide timely updates, information on this website may become outdated. Please [CONTACT] the organization if you have any questions.

JOIN our official social media platforms for timely and accurate notifications of community news, events, and neighborhood topics. Click one of the links below to join Arden-Resident Only private Facebook groups and feel safe posting amongst neighbors. 

SCROLL BELOW TO READ DETAILS UNDER "SOCIAL MEDIA CONNECTIONS"

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

2024 Mosquito Fogging  Program

Arden has been included in the 2024 State Fogging Program. [CLICK HERE] for details and to file an exemption to fogging your property. Fogging depends upon test results and number of property exemption requests received. No guarantees.

IMPORTANT ACA ELECTIONS INFORMATION

2025 ACA BOARD ELECTIONS

2025 positions up for election/re-election:

President

Treasurer

[CLICK HERE] for qualification requirements

MEETINGS & EVENTS

ARDEN CONTEST FUN

ARDEN FIREFLY CONTEST

SIGN UP NOW to join in the fun!

AND OUR RESIDENT EXPERT ON NATURE AND INSECTS, KERRY WIXTED!

NEED BEACH PASSES?

PARTICIPATION OPPORTUNITIES

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BE PART OF ARDEN HISTORY

RESOURCES

New to Arden? We've got you covered. All the information you'll need to know wrapped up in a Welcome Packet for you to keep as a guide.

Looking for community and/or local resources? This is your link to a great repository of County, Environmental, and Safety resources.

Are you interested in tapping into Arden-based businesses and connection information with our local advertisers? Look up your needs in Arden's Yellow Pages.

Would you like to support our local business advertisers? Several of our local advertisers have supported Arden on the Severn through business advertising in our NewsBuoy over the decades, and now also on our website.

Learn about the community of Arden, the treasure on the Severn.

Arden on the Severn's history is well documented through our community Newsletter and through its organization meeting minutes.

Read our Arden newspaper packed full of community news and information. Subscribe to the electronic Newsbuoy.

 **If you are trying to reach Arden Beaches, Inc. (ABI) [CLICK HERE]**

ARDEN'S TOWN HALL

In order to rent town hall for your private event, you must be a current member of the ACA. 

Rental of the Arden Town Hall Community Building available to ACA Members ONLY.

HOT TOPICS IN LAND DEVELOPMENT 

(in the Crownsville Area)

The ACA Development & Zoning Committee tracks development and environmental issues in the Crownsville area that affect Arden

Stay up to date on projects like the Crownsville Fire Station No. 6, Crownsville Hospital Memorial Park, Arden Park Improvements, the new Millersville Park, proposed plans for Valentine Creek Park, Rt. 178 Dunkin Donuts, Rt. 178 Police & Fire Training Center, etc.

REAL ESTATE CORNER

FOR SALE

[CLICK HERE] FOR DETAILS


SOCIAL MEDIA CONNECTIONS

ON FACEBOOK:

IMPORTANT NOTICE:   

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. 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. If there are problems, be part of the solution and not just a voice of concern or complaint.

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.

PRIVATE (RESIDENTS ONLY) FB GROUP

Engage in neighbor discussions current Arden residents ONLY.

Stay up to date on events and neighborhood news

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].

PRIVATE (RESIDENTS ONLY) FB GROUP

Report concerns and feel safe by forging bonds amongst neighbors

Stay vigilant and help reduce burglaries and robberies

Neighborhood safety is a team effort, but it starts with you. What can you do to make your neighborhood a safer place? Read some simple tips [HERE]. 

Whether you are new to Arden or just need to learn more about your community amenities, and helpful links to local information, [CLICK HERE] to check it out!

QUICK ACCESS LINKS to ACA Committees & Clubs

AROUND THE BEACHES

ABI 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.

Check out the AACo Department of Health's Sun Safety and Water Safety resources [HERE].

Is it safe to swim in the Severn River? 

Check [HERE]


Bay News!

Check [HERE]



Get Involved In River Efforts

Support SRA Efforts

Maryland Department of Natural Resources - Natural Resources Police Report:

Visit DNR on Facebook [HERE]

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.