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Call for Volunteers: Street Trees Working Group and Pavilion/Garden Committee

The HOA currently has an open call for volunteers for two groups. Responses are requested by Sunday, February 28. Please email Anthony Lipphardt by contacting, indicating interest for one or both groups.

Street Trees Working Group
There have been numerous concerns raised over the street trees (red maple) planted by the developer, particularly with regards to their proximity to permeable driveways and walkways. These trees are not to be removed by homeowners. However, there may be an option for homeowners to elect for 1-for-1 replacement of their red maple with an alternative tree from an approved list of native street trees (i.e. sourced within 200 miles of the community).

This working group will be responsible for coming together to develop a list of native street trees which will be adopted by the HOA for future street tree replacement.

Pavilion and Garden Committee
Pavilion and garden committee members provide input towards the maintenance of the pavilion and garden facilities as well as coordinate activities and events that highlight green living. Some of our past events included a seed starting event, workshops from Howard County Master Gardeners (e.g., vegetable gardening, native plants), and spring/fall cleanups. We hope to make 2016 an even better year!
Anthony Lipphardt
Secretary, Locust Chapel HOA Board