Week of October 14, 2019
Nature will soon be putting on its spectacular fall show. Bright yellow and dull yellow against reds and oranges and greens! The Northeast ablaze and all thanks to our trees. We all know of that one stand-out, stunning maple on our drive – just seems to be showing off for us…right? We are lucky to live in Warwick. Adding to this display, you might see our Parks crew out in Greenwood Lake at Winstanley Park, or the Pine Island Park, planting trees this fall. Along with other beautification efforts, the Warwick Shade Tree Commission will be looking at areas in Warwick to put down roots. It’s what they do.
Thanks to the Warwick Rotary, the Warwick Valley Gardeners, and Bill Roe and the Town’s Park Department, we have the resources to both beautify and supply a gesture that we care about our environment. Did you know that on average, one tree produces nearly 260 pounds of oxygen each year? Two mature trees can provide enough oxygen for a family of four…scrubbing CO2 as well!
The Warwick Shade Tree Commission would like to remind everyone that it has established a program to pay tribute to those who have passed. The Memorial Tree Program offers an opportunity to plant a tree – a living tribute – to those that you and your family would like to honor. The Town of Warwick will be updating its website soon to allow you to easily plan your offering. Until that time you can contact Carl Lloyd at WarwickLloyds@optonline.net.
The last Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event for this year for residents is scheduled for Saturday, October 26th, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the Delano Hitch Recreation Center located at 401 Washington Street in Newburgh. No registration is required. Proof of Orange County residency is required. There is no cost to residents. For information call (845)-291-3246 or visit: www.orangecountygov.com/efs, and click on the Household Hazardous Waste tab on the left.
The Town will once again impose a Halloween curfew against congregating and loitering by those 18 years of age and younger to begin at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 30th to 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 31st, and from 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 31st, to 6:00 a.m. on Friday, November 1st. This is done in conjunction with the Village of Warwick to ensure our younger kids can enjoy Halloween and our neighborhoods, hopefully, can remain free of mischief.
The next regular meeting of the Town Board will be held on Thursday, October 24, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. in the Warwick Town Hall, 132 Kings Highway.