NEW BEGINNINGS - THE WOODLAWN WILDLIFE AREA WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT PLAN

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					          NEW BEGINNINGS – THE WOODLAWN WILDLIFE AREA
       WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT PLAN IMPLEMENTATION SCHEDULE
                            2003-2006

       **Objectives for this schedule are concurrent with those in the November 2001 Management Plan**

                                         LATE SUMMER 2003

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT                         HABITAT DEVELOPMENT
• Incorporate wetland conservation and • Conduct education workshops that
   ecology into Cecil County Boys and Girls   incorporate wetland plantings and
   Club summer curriculum. Dates: August      riparian buffer enhancements on the
   5th and 11th of 2003.                      retention pond (on former landfill) and
                                              the stream running behind the former
                                              landfill
• Provide        environmental    education • Continue to inventory plants and wildlife
   workshop for Cecil County Boys and         found on the site
   Girls     Club-       Mammalian    Skull
   Identification and Ecology- August 14th,
   2003
• Continue to develop relationships with • Continue to manage for invasive
   local schools and scout groups to assist   vegetation
   with habitat enhancements and future
   projects.

                                      FALL- WINTER 2003-2004

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT                                    HABITAT DEVELOPMENT
• Research various trail maintenance or                • Re-assess prescribed burn with Maryland
   enhancement opportunities (e.g. crushed               Department of Natural Resources for 3-
   stone, gravel, or continue mowing).                   acre meadow on northern parcel.
• Explore additional opportunities for                 • Continue to manage for invasive
   environmental         education      and              vegetation
   implementation of a CLL program
• Re-apply for grant to provide funding for            •    Continue to inventory plants and wildlife
   a nature center for the Cecil County                     found on the site
   Boys and Girls Club that overlooks
   wetland on former landfill, involving a
   partnership      with    the    Maryland
   Cooperative Extension (4-H and Master
   Gardeners).
• Install main park sign on newly                      •    Conduct a site clean-up, removing trash
   renovated gate                                           and litter from the park with the help of
                                                            the Maryland Cooperative Extension
                                                            Service and the Cecil County 4-H
                                                            students.
                                  SPRING- SUMMER 2004

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT                              HABITAT DEVELOPMENT
• Hold a second Arbor Day event for              • Continue to inventory plants and wildlife
   2004, inviting additional schools in Cecil      found on the site
   County-      incorporating       additional   • Continue to manage for invasive
   plantings and education stations                vegetation
• Continue       to    explore      additional   • Replant warm season grasses and
   opportunities      for      environmental       wildflowers      following     successful
   education and implementation of a CLL           prescribed burn in March
   program
• Apply for CLL Certification                    •   Obtain nest monitoring data for WHC
                                                     Nest Monitoring Program 2004
•   Continue development of workshops for •          Erect purple martin gourds located by
    Maryland      Cooperative     Extension          the transfer station near the former
    Horticulture group (mater gardeners and          landfill, and construct a small rain
    4-H students) and the Boys and Girls             garden/ pond near the education
    Club of Cecil County.                            pavilion.
•   Continue coordination with local Boy •           Install raised flower beds near the
    Scout Troop 28 in Cecil County in                education pavilion, and an education
    developing projects for scouts that              kiosk overlooking the meadow on the
    benefit Woodlawn.                                northern parcel.

                                      YEARS 2005-2006

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT                              HABITAT DEVELOPMENT
• Explore opportunities to expand the            • Obtain nest monitoring data for WHC
   nature trails                                   Nest Monitoring Program 2005 and 2006
• Continue development of workshops for          • Continue to manage for invasive
   Maryland       Cooperative     Extension        vegetation
   Horticulture group (mater gardeners and
   4-H students) and the Boys and Girls
   Club of Cecil County.
• Continue       to   explore      additional    •   Continue to inventory plants and wildlife
   opportunities     for      environmental          found on the site
   education and implementation of a CLL
   program
• Apply for WHC Recertification (CLL             •   Re-assess prescribed burn with Maryland
  and Habitat Program) in 2006.                      Department of Natural Resources for 3-
                                                     acre meadow on northern parcel.