Sunday, May 5, 2019

Maintenance Committee

By Paul Renard

The 2019 Lakeport maintenance season is upon us, and we’re looking for volunteers for two upcoming May work days plus five to ten ongoing Maintenance Committee members. 

Our first spring work day will be on Saturday, May 11, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. (plan to meet at Triangle Park) to clean up common areas, remove English Ivy, clean rock swales, etc. In addition, the following Saturday, May 18, we will meet at the dock to plant several hundred small water plants to stabilize and beautify the shoreline (assuming they are delivered earlier that week, as scheduled). Waders and tools will be provided free, provided by Reston Association! If you can help with either (or better yet, both), please email Paul Renard (prusa2000@netscape.net). 

We also have a short list of other projects, with some already started, and we will occasionally be working on others as we go through the Spring and Summer. For instance, you may have noticed that the bad pothole at the entrance to Lakeport has been patched and that the railings between 1923 and 1925 Lakeport now look a little better after power washing and spot painting. The mailboxes have also been washed—that’s the Committee at work.  

Volunteer                                                                                                                                                                                 MoreWe need the commitment of an hour or two a couple of times over the next four months, and no building skills are required, just a desire to help make Lakeport look better. Future projects include more roadway crack and pothole repairs (to avoid having to do a major repaving soon), cutting low branches on trees overhanging Lakespray, and repairing rock “caps” on the stacked stone walls around the neighborhood mailboxes.  

This is a great way to beautify Lakeport, have fun with your neighbors, and keep our assessments as low as possible. Please contact Paul Renard at prusa2000@netscape.net to join us.

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