We’re excited to report that our Moreland Woods survey generated 444 responses, and the input we received was pretty consistent. Most respondents were adamant in their desire to preserve the more than 20 mature Douglas Fir trees on the site, no matter what else might happen there. Eighty-six percent said they want to protect the trees and maintain the Woods as open space. According to one: “As our neighborhood is developed with condos, lofts, apartments, and large homes, Moreland Woods presents an opportunity to take a calming walk, catch your breath, and enjoy the views.” Respondents were most interested in the Woods’ use as an outdoor classroom for nature activities; fairly interested in its use for the Moreland Farmers Market and as an expansion for Llewellyn School; and mixed in their views about its use as a dog park. Most supported adding seating, picnic tables, and a trail to connect the Woods to Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge below. To the statement “If Moreland Woods was kept as open space, my greatest concern would be…,” they responded: Camping 37.6% I do not have any concerns 31.1% Maintenance costs 12.4% Public safety 9% Other 5.4% Parking 2% Impact of use on neighbors 1.4% Read More…
Friends of Moreland Woods Board Chair Ann Scott Vice-Chair Amrita Vatsal Voting Members Corinne Stefanik Liz Milner Colin Berry Nanci Champlin Members at Large Lise Petrauskas Susan Schen Subcommittees From helping us plan events to offering expertise and everything in between, we seek to engage the community. We have four subcommittees: Communications & Technology (Chair: Colin Berry) Fundraising (Chair: Nanci Champlin) Volunteer Coordination & Community Outreach (Co-chairs: Lise Petrauskas and Corinne Stafanik) Long-Term Strategy & Transaction Advisory (Co-chairs: Liz Milner and Amrita Vatsal)
We did it! 500 signatures in less than 20 days. THANK YOU Friends of Moreland Woods. We are going to continue collecting signatures for the rest of the month and will be contacting our elected officials at the end of October. Stay tuned for announcements of public meetings where we will be presenting the petition. We will need your presence at meetings to make a real impact!
We are overwhelmed by the support for MORELAND WOODS!! After blowing past our initial goal of 200 signatures in just 4 days, we decided to up our goal to 1000 signatures in the month of October. We will be at every community event we can think of and need your help to tap into our networks of local businesses, schools, garden clubs, knitting groups. Will you help us?