Arden Community Association
Serving and representing the residents of Arden on the Severn located in Crownsville, Maryland
Be prepared and be safe. If you are planning to hang out at your favorite Arden beach, be sure you have your beach pass and your vehicle pass is displayed, affixed to your windshield, lower driver's side. Beach checkers are working and will need to verify credentials in order to keep our beaches private. Thanks for your cooperation.
If you have not ordered your beach passes and amenities, be sure to do so at your earliest convenience by visiting the ABI Website "Order My Stuff".
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.
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) 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.
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). Many of you may have seen confusing posts on these other resident-managed platforms and the ACA has reached out to the single administrator of the "Arden on the Severn" page, as well as the "Arden on the Severn Community Forum" group asking that the names of these platforms be revised so as not to appear to be managed by an official organization of the community, but to no avail. Please be aware of this problem and make an educated decision about the platforms that you want to be part of and participate in.
If you would like to be a part of the OFFICIAL COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION run platforms, you can find that information here. In order stay in the know about important community news, concerns, and events, you'll want to join us [HERE].
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].
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
**Be sure to check out our Community Outreach page for important resources and service connections**
Want to See the Latest NewsBuoy Publication?
[CLICK HERE] for the NewsBuoy Archives and "READ ALL ABOUT IT".
TO NEWSBUOY CONTRIBUTORS:
See Below for current Deadlines & Guidelines
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.
Maryland Department of Natural Resources - Natural Resources Police Report:
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!
If you have not paid your beach dues or wish to obtain additional vehicle/ramp permits, visit ABI's website [HERE].
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.