The name was requested by the CVHOA Board and approved at Meeting 779 (February 11, 2016) of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names/Domestic Names Committee. The new name is entered and available at the GNIS website.
Maynard Pond Volunteer Work Days are scheduled on these Saturdays from 8:30 am to 11:30 am to work on cleaning the landscape around the pond. Specific tasks include:
- ~ pruning and trimming around the shoreline and the three acres of adjoining land
- ~ dragging and assembling pruned waste into neat four foot bundles along the street for normal Cary town yard waste pickup
- ~ possibly some weed-eating and spraying for poison ivy
~ breaking down donated cardboard boxes and spreading mulch on top to create weed barriers around trees
- ! other needs to be determined
BYOT: Bring your own Tools. If you have loppers and small saws, please bring them. Wheelbarrows and rakes are always helpful. And wear gloves and goggles as appropriate. We appreciate your support in maintaining this special place.
The Board discussed the recent uptick in beaver activity and now 3 trees have been felled along the shoreline, along with damage to brush on home lots. Future damage is imminent. The board will consult and has authorized the services of a wildlife specialist to take appropriate next steps.
Rail ties on Coronado and Warren will be removed and replace with stops matching those on Ralph drive. Also new signs will be coming to reinforce the fact that the pond and surrounding area is private property owned by the CVHOA.
The pond has been closed to fishing to evaluate the status of the fish population and to replace the minnows which the mergansers and cormorants have been catching. As soon as this evaluation is complete we will reopen for fishing again — possibly with “catch and release” restrictions. There have been issues with removal of grass carp – fish that were stocked by the CHVOA and are non-reproducing.