Thanks to Our Volunteers

Please be sure to thank your neighbors for their efforts to make Lakeport a better place for all of us to live. If you want to volunteer, let the Board or a committee chair know—it’s a great way to get to meet your neighbors and to contribute to your community.

Landscape Projects 

  • Mary Sapp (chair), Steven Browning, Don Nagley, Elizabeth Pan, Rosemary Welch, and Jeannette Malin-Berdel (Board liaison) – serving on the Landscape Committee 
  • Jerry Beiter, Bharati and Purva Bhosale, Steven Browning, Matt Callan, Chuck Foster, Pete Hatfield, Susan Kilcup, Robin Kolko, Carol Leos, Jeannette Malin-Berdel, Don and Andy Nagley, Elizabeth Pan, Barb Pavon, Mary and Stephen Sapp, Rich Shelton, Jennifer Taylor, Jeff Warrington, and Mike Worthy – participating in Lakeport’s Spring Cleanup Day by collecting a large pile of debris from over a dozen dead trees (most cut by Rich Shelton) plus other branches; removing pokeweed, invasive mahonia, briars, and unwanted grasses from the hill next to the RA path to the pool, the conservation landscaping area, and the woods behind homes; planting herbs; and sweeping the carports (see photos below)
  • Steven Browning, Jeannette Malin-Berdel, Elizabeth Pan, Mary and Stephen Sapp – follow-up weeding and mulching next to RA path to pool 
  • Steven Browning, Don Nagley, Elizabeth Pan, Mary and Stephen Sapp, and Rosemary Welch – treating 8 crepe myrtles on HOA property for bark scale (if you have a crepe myrtle, please read the separate article for why and how to treat your own tree)
  • Mary and Stephen Sapp – using a less-toxic alternative to Roundup (a mixture of horticulture-grade vinegar, salt, and dish soap) to treat poison ivy along the sidewalk west of the entrance, near three trees where the RA path goes downhill from the sidewalk to the pool, and behind the back fences of 11118-11120 Lakespray.
  • Marilyn Bursch – purchasing river rock to expand the overflow from the rain garden and watering plants in the conservation landscaping area and next to the rain garden
  • Sandy Laeser, Elizabeth Pan, and Holly Pan – watering and sprucing up the Kids Garden
  • Chuck and Marcy Foster – installing mulch on needle-point hollies planted by Chevy Chase next to the Safeway access road
  • Ashley, Henry, and Mary Strickland – watering needle-point hollies 
  • Steven Browning – watering plants in conservation landscaping areas and along the side of Lakespray Way
  • Gil Blankespoor and Rosemary Welch – watering liriope at south end of Lakeport Way
  • Mary and Stephen Sapp – watering plants at entrance


  • Shelby Friedel – chairing the Social Committee
  • Carol Leos – welcoming new residents

Dock Party

  • Shelby Friedel and Mary Sapp – organizing 
  • Jeannette Malin-Berdel and Joerg Dronia – providing tables and benches 
  • Steve Chase, Jerry Beiter, and Joe Powers – cooking hamburgers and hot dogs
  • Paul Renard and Ella Dandy – cleaning the dock

Spring TGIF

  • Sandy Laeser and Elizabeth Pan – hosting 
  • Mary and Henry Strickland, Chase and Conner Dryzga – greeting people, taking photos, and enhancing the ambiance of the party


  • Paul Renard – chairing the Maintenance Committee 
  • Paul Renard, Jonathan and Annabelle Hammer, and Rob Coogan – cleaning the dock of goose poop


  • Rich Rosenberg – chairing the Standards Committee


  • James Pan – chairing Neighborhood Watch
  • Barbara Khan – coordinating the Lakeport Book Club 
  • Tom Barnett – maintaining Lakeport’s online directory and listserv for announcements and posting Ripples
  • Stephen Sapp – editing Ripples

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