Spraying for gypsy moths to begin
ANNAPOLIS — Weather permitting, the Maryland Department of Agriculture will begin aerial spraying Thursday in some southern areas of the state to combat the destructive gypsy moth, an invasive pest that destroys forest and shade trees.
However, most of MDA’s gypsy moth spraying will take place later in the month in Western Maryland.
Most spraying will be done later in May in Garrett County where MDA will spray more than 11,000 acres over 58 individual areas across the county. All property owners directly affected by the spraying have been notified by letter.
Maps of areas to be sprayed as well as the spray schedule are on MDA’s website at: mda.maryland.gov/plants-pests/pages/gypsy_moth_spray_schedule.aspx
When MDA begins spraying, residents can follow MDA’s gypsy moth Twitter feed for frequent updates on the progress of the helicopters.
Fort Ashby sets street light collction
FORT ASHBY, W.Va. — The Fort Ashby Street Light Association will conduct its annual fundraiser to support the community’s street lights on May 4-5 at the Lions Club barbecue facility and May 11 at the Fort Ashby Fire Hall.
The Street Light Association operates and maintains 39 lights at an annual cost of $4,800 and has been serving the Fort Ashby area for more than 60 years.
Donations also may be made at M&T Bank — Fort Ashby branch office.
Fort Ashby’s public street lights are paid solely through voluntary donations.