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]**
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All you gals of Arden, take this opportunity and reminder to GET CHECKED! And, for you guys of Arden, be sure to encourage the ladies you love to take this important action and be supportive in every way possible. This is so important folks. Schedule your check TODAY! [CLICK HERE] to visit the Anne Arundel County Department of Health report.
NOTICES & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Don’t miss this Teens Club sponsored event and opportunity to benefit the Arden Kids/Teens Clubs through your participation donations.
Dig into those cellars and climb up into those attics and set out your spookiest and creepiest representation of Halloween. We will hold a community vote for the best decorated house in Arden so don’t be afraid to go all out!
The entry fee for this contest is $10 per household and the winner will receive half the loot….like a 50/50. Let’s have fun with this one!
Be sure to have your decorations done by October 27th for voting to take place between October 28th and October 31st. We will announce our winner on November 1st.
Welcoming Our New Neighbors
Be sure your 2021 ACA Membership has been renewed in order to run for position and vote in the upcoming elections.
Nov 17th ACA Board Elections
Get Ready! Our ACA Board Elections Meeting is schedule for Wednesday, November 17th at 7pm (Town Hall). If you are interested in serving your community as a Section Representative or one of the two positions up for election/re-election this year (Vice President or Secretary), please email Board@ArdenCommunityAssociation.com ATTN: Elections Committee and include a brief bio by September 1st. Nominees will be given an opportunity to introduce themselves at the next ACA Board meeting scheduled for October 20th. Elections will take place at our November 17th meeting.
The 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 met with MTR to discuss fundraising opportunities to benefit both organizations. We are happy to announce that MTR and ACA will be partnering on fundraising opportunities to mutually benefit both organizations, so keep an eye out for some ACA events to be held on MTR grounds in the future! 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! Be sure to check below for some upcoming MTR events as well. We hope to see you out and about, enjoying the fun that both ACA and MTR volunteers work hard to bring to you!
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR NEIGHBORS
The Arden Community Association (ACA) now has a permanent home on the social medial platform through a private FaceBook (FB) group called, "Arden on the Severn Neighbors of ACA". 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". The differences between this existing group and the new ACA group is: 1) privacy of the group restricted to current Arden residents only; 2) the "Community Forum" group is managed by a resident in the community and is not directly affiliated with ACA or Arden Beaches, Inc. (ABI); and 3) the new "Neighbors of ACA" group will be managed by the ACA and will transfer with the change of administrations, giving the ACA and Arden residents a permanent and stable home on the social media platform for years to come.
Beginning January 1, 2022, the ACA and its various committees and clubs will post primarily in the new "Neighbors of ACA" group. In order keep up on important community news, concerns, and events, you'll want to join us in that group before Jan 1st. Don't miss out. Between now and Jan 1st, we will cross-post in both groups to allow for time to transition.
To join this group, click [HERE].
Want to be a part of the eyes and ears of our community? Be sure to join our "Arden on the Severn 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.
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
Wednesday Oct 20th
Upcoming Elections Nominees Announced
7pm (Town Hall)
Friday Oct 22nd
HALLOWEEN MOVIE NIGHT
Featuring: "Adams Family 2"
Sponsored by: Arden Kids Club
6pm @ Beach 4
HALLOWEEN HAYRIDE & COSTUME PARTY (Saturday, 10/30)
Be sure to Pre-Register [HERE] or scan the QR Code
You may also pay cash at the event ($5/person)*
Kid Costume Party & Goodies
*All proceeds will benefit security efforts and future video surveillance systems
Your support is appreciated!
Friday, November 12th
12pm (Town Hall)
7pm (Town Hall)
Our November Board meeting is replaced by our annual Elections and Ballot Drop Off
Friday, November 19th
Teens Club Game Night
7pm (Town Hall)
Saturday, December 18th
5:30pm (Arden Park) - Line Up
6:00pm Parade Starts
Parade Route TBA
On Social Media? Get the Details....
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.
ISO SOMETHING SPECIFIC, OR HAVE SOMETHING TO SELL?
Looking for a way to advertise within the community? Join the Arden on the Severn - Buy, Sell, Trade Facebook group here and post your items within the community.
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.