By Mary Sapp
Lakeport’s Fall Workday. Over 20 residents turned out on “I Love Lakeport Day” to haul a dozen dead trees cut down by Rich Shelton and Tod Vollrath plus other brush in Lakeport’s natural areas to a pile on Lakespray so Blade Runners could haul it away. In addition, the bushes next to 11110 Lakespray were trimmed in preparation for the storm-water mitigation project described below, and ferns were transplanted from between the RA path to the pool and Sunrise Valley Drive. As a result, Lakeport’s natural areas now look much better.
In addition, volunteers planted free seedlings from https://fairfaxreleaf.org/ as replacements for three trees in the wooded areas next to Lakespray and seedlings for six more trees and nine shrubs between fences behind Lakeport and Lakespray. As the photo to the right shows, these seedlings are very small and hard to see, especially amid the leaves, but they’ve been marked with yellow or pink ribbons. Please look carefully if you walk in one of these two areas and avoid damaging them.