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Mosquitos are for the Birds!

Greetings! We are about to embark on a birdhouse project for Oak Park. We plan to design, built, and install several birdhouses for bats (because they eat mosquitoes) and Bluebirds (because they’re beautiful). The goal is to complete this project by Feb. 1 so the houses will be ready for families in 2020. We could use help in the following areas:

  1. Design and review of the birdhouse plans and create a bill of materials (what pieces of wood to cut to what dimensions). We have some basic plans but your input would be valuable.
  2. Determine the number of each type of house to build and identify locations within Oak Park to place the birdhouses.
  3. Acquiring the materials (fasteners, poles, paint etc.). We have the wood (rough cut Cedar planks) thanks to Kevin Hensley.
  4. Prepare and cut the wood to the required sizes per the designs.
  5. Assemble of the houses.
  6. Design, paint, and install the support poles and install the birdhouses (no paint).

Your help will be appreciated in any of these areas. Please contact Michael Iannuzzi m.iannuzzi@verizon .net, 804-658-7214, or message me on NextDoor.

Thanks in advance,

Michael Iannuzzi

2nd Annual Orchard Day a Big Success!

We had 24 people show up to help with planting 39 new trees. The planting began at 11 and ended (technically) at 1:30!!! It was amazing to watch our community in action, and everyone seemed to have great fun. After the hard work, Butch Cheatham and Alison Frey served hot dogs and sides, and everyone had a chance to taste and take a few apples from Century Farm Orchards -- Stayman (like Winesap), Grimes Golden, Summer Banana, and Arkansas Black. Please note the new menu item above {Project Appleseed)will give  full details about the upcoming event.  

Please see more information in the October/November newsletter and under the Project Appleseed menu. There is a new photo gallery there for the 2nd Annual Orchard Day.

Notice to website users: The Merifield Acres website has been updated to contain most of the last 43 annual meeting minutes for historical and research purposes. Annual meeting minutes now go back through the first one on September 19, 1977, held in Mary Fran Lewis' home. Some early historical founding letters and documents have been added for those interested. Newer features include a more powerful in-page PDF reader which will allow you to easily scroll through PDF documents and will allow you to download them. The menu structure is being changed in order to make then website navigation more intuitive. Feel free to explore the menus, and to offer suggestions if there are any features or content you would like to see.

Merifield Acres encompasses some one-thousand acres on the peninsula formed by Buggs Island Lake (Kerr Reservoir) and Grassy Creek. There are some 12.5 miles of roads, 719 platted lots, and about 300 dwellings, a slight majority of which are full-time residences.  Covenants that mandate an annual assessment per lot govern most of these lots.  Merifield Acres lies completely within the confines of Mecklenburg County and is five miles outside the town of Clarksville.