Out In The Open (Space): Week of Nov. 16, 2020

November 16, 2020

As we head further into fall, we want to remind everyone that there’s plenty to do outdoors. That’s certainly the case for our Open Space team. They continue to work hard to make Columbia a great place to live, work and play.

Here’s what’s going on this week in Open Space:


  • Bridge replacements continue across Columbia. Keep an eye out for detours. Next up on the installation list will be the ORBR-01 bridge off of Rumsey Road. That process should start at the end of the month and last about a week.


  • Pull & Plant events are happening in Long Reach and Wilde Lake this Saturday, November 21. CA supports these efforts by providing equipment and picking up any yard waste that’s collected. You can sign up for the Long Reach event on Eventbrite and the Wilde Lake information is posted on Facebook.
  • A heads up for Long Reach neighbors: Over the first few weeks of December, you should expect the removal of about 80 trees from April Brook Circle to Summer Cloud and from Summer Cloud to Dry Stone Gate. These trees are all dead or dying due to the Emerald Ash Borer.
  • It has come to our attention that some of our signage is being stolen, vandalized and moved from various Open Space locations. Some of these signs informed the public of essential safety-related repairs or slippery conditions, and changing their location or taking them away could be dangerous. The police have been notified. If you notice a sign is missing, damaged or misplaced, please contact the Open Space department at Open.Space@ColumbiaAssociation.org


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