In December, the Board held a informational meeting with Loch Haven residents about the beach erosion and beach access. As noted at that meeting, there has been no decision as to how to move forward on the beach issues. We recognize the problem, we are searching for solutions, we are talking to many experts, and trying to get the best information we can so that a solution can be brought to the members for a vote. Click here to download the updated December 2018 beach presentation.
Loch Haven News
Read the January newsletter.
Thank you to everyone who decorated their homes for the holidays. Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Holiday Lights Contest!
1st place 457 Poplar Leaf Drive
2nd place 405 McAfee Lane
3rd, 414 Plainview Ave
In Other News
State of the Bay Report
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has released its 2018 State of the Bay Report. The results are sobering--a rating of D+, lower than last year. Extraordinary weather flushed enormous amounts of nitrogen, phosphorous, and debris—mostly from Pennsylvania, but also from other regions—off our lands and into the Bay.
The rain couldn’t keep Santa away! Thank you to Pam and John Cotter for hosting. Look for photos in the January newsletter, being published soon.
After countless calls to the State Highway Administration regarding the sinkhole at MD 214 and Muddy Creek Road, we received notice that the Emergency repair work is scheduled to begin on December 13. It will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until the end of the month. The sinkhole was discovered in May.
LHCA Annual Budget
Members of the Loch Haven Civic Association voted to approve the 2019 Annual Budget at the General Membership Meeting on November 13th. For information about the budget, see the November issue of Loch Haven News or email firstname.lastname@example.org. A special meeting about beach project financing will be announced soon.
Loch Haven Parking Stickers and Community Directory
Parking stickers are required at the rec area, pier, beach, and overlook. If you need a sticker or a Loch Haven Community Directory, please contact Pam Cotter at email@example.com or 410-991-5054.
Check it out!
The Neighbors of the Mayo Peninsula is a community organization committed to preserving public safety, environmental stability and the quality of life on the Mayo peninsula. They have an active Facebook group.
Mayo Parks Plans
The final master plans for the Mayo Peninsula Parks are posted on the AA County website at http://www.aacounty.org/departments/recreation-parks/parks/mayo-peninsula-parks/.
The Health of the South River
The South River Federation has released its annual South River Scorecard. The Scorecard presents data on key indicators of River health such as water clarity, dissolved oxygen, underwater grasses, and the abundance of aquatic life. You can view the report card report and the related graphics here on their website.