News & Events
Neighborhood Plant Sale on May 16
Indian Hills Garden Club members will be selling plants at Spring Harbor School on Saturday, May 16th, from 8 am - 2 pm. Many different plant varietieswill be for sale at lower prices than those at local nurseries and retail stores. Shade and sun perennials,
ground covers, vegetable and house plants will be available. Native plants will be identified.
Proceeds from the sale benefit our park and garden projects. We
welcome help to set up on the two days prior to the sale, and to assist on sale day May 16th.
Contact Jeanette Tierney at 354-5336 or Jeanette.tierney@gmail.
com, or Shary Bisgard at 233-1238 to contribute plants or volunteer
to help with the plant sale. Garden club members may also be
available some days prior to the sale to help you dig extra plants
from your yard, or deliver free pots to donate plants.
Picnic in Indian Hills Park on May 16
Save the date for our 2nd Annual Indian Hills Gathering, planned for
Saturday, May 16th, from 11 am to 3 pm, at Indian Hills Park. This is a great opportunity for neighbors to get together for an informal and
family-friendly gathering in a neighborhood park. This is a potluck
and BYOB, so bring a dish to pass and a beverage of your choice. The neighborhood will be setting up a large tent for shelter and renting a portable restroom, and City of Madison Parks will provide additional tables and trash receptacles for the event. You are encouraged to bring your own service-ware, such as plates and utensils, to limit waste.
Please join us! In case of inclement weather, the “rain date” is set
for that Sunday, May 17th. Please contact Aaron Crandall at aaron.
email@example.com if you have questions or would like to help with
SPRING HARBOR PARK VEGETATION RESTORATION PLAN
Buckthorn Removal – The Spring Harbor Park Vegetation Restoration Plan Phase II is nearly complete. A heavy covering of buckthorn was removed in fall 2014 from the hillside near the dog park by contractors, Micheler and Brown, LLC. Thanks again to SHNA and Indian Hills Garden Club for sharing the costs for this work. City Parks Department has no funds for invasive plant removals thus Spring Harbor Neighborhood Association paid $2,353 and Indian Hills Garden Club paid $3,353 for this incredible job. In the winter, through an individual neighbor donation of $250 and an additional $200 from Indian Hills Garden Club, seed mixes from Agrecol Nursery (Evansville, WI) of “savannah woodland edge”, “native slope stabilization” and June grass (Koileria cristata) were seeded in some of the steeper bare sections. Additional seed of Golden alexander and Eupatorium purpureum were donated and spread amongst the oaks. We’ll need additional oak savannah seed mixes to spread and will be seeking additional cash or seed donations in upcoming months. We’ve received many compliments about this space since it is in such a high visibility area.
Thanks also to our arborist neighbor Joe House (http://www.treehousearbor.com) for his volunteer time doing cleanup work in the Phase I ravine woods and other volunteers last fall that continued to remove regrowth of invasive shrubs and trees, as well as garlic mustard that has been crowding some of the 2013 tree plantings in the ravine woods. Please email Faith (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions or if you’d like to help with invasive removal in the park. We will need continued volunteer help to keep the invasive plants from taking over again. Get involved in the spring neighborhood cleanup and garlic mustard pulls or do some on your own. Every little bit helps.
The Spring Harbor Neighborhood Association boundaries encompass Old Middleton Road and the Wisconsin & Southern Railroad on the south, Lake Mendota on the north, Whitney Way
(City of Madison boundary on the east), and Camelot Drive on the west. The Hickory Hollow Condominiums and the University Crossing Apartments are within these boundaries. [The map above represents the general area.]
SHNA Board Meetings
Typically held on the second Tuesday of each month 7:00PM (ends by 9:00PM). All SHNA residents are welcome to attend. Dates/times are subject to change, so please confirm with a Board member if you plan to attend.
Next SHNA Board meeting: Tuesday, May 12, 7pm,
Dale Heights Church, 5501 University Avenue
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