Landscape and Grounds Committee
The Landscaping and Grounds Committee assists the Board of Directors in overseeing, maintaining, and improving the quality and beauty of River Towers’ extensive grounds.
Activity began in the spring of 2017 on the River Towers Bayscaping Project. This project is partially funded by a grant from the Conservation Assistance Program (CAP) of the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District. The landscaping project, along the southwest side of the canal east of the footbridge, will involve plantings of native perennials and annuals to reduce runoff and erosion into the canal, and into Dyke Marsh. The project was designed by Craig Rische, River Towers Landscape and Grounds Manager, with input from the Landscaping and Grounds Committee. It will be funded 50% funded by the CAP program and 50% by River Towers. Craig will be using live stakes to get plants established quickly, as well as planted plugs. Live stake plants will be Buttonbush and Silky Dogwood. Plugs will include Big Bluestem Grass, Bee Balm, Butterfly Milkweed, and Red Cardinal Flower, among others. The advantages of native plants are that they are hardier to our climate and will support pollinators and diverse wildlife, especially birds.
Mike Siercki chairs the committee. To get involved or for more information, please contact the office.