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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 (email@example.com) 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, July 14, 7pm,
Dale Heights Church, 5501 University Avenue
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