Landscape Charter 2023
Rodgers Creek Stewardship Program
The Sonoma Ecology Center, in partnership with our HOA and the Sonoma County Water Agency, is doing a major restoration project on Rodgers Creek where it passes through our community, It has three aims:
- to remove trash and debris
- to control invasive plant species
- to control bank erosion
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Landscape information is regularly updated under the green tabs at the right. In particular, you'll find items from the Creekside Currents and about the pollinator garden and tree management.
If you become aware of a significant leak after office hours, please call TMT’s emergency phone number to report the problem: 866-324-3704. If the problem doesn’t get resolved in a timely manner (say, four hours or so), please call Kathie Farrell at 707-935-6261 so that she can get in touch with Scandia.
The Landscape Committee is charged with maintaining and enhancing the landscape environment of Creekside Village. That's a big job because Creekside is planted far more profusely than most communities like ours and because maintaining our landscape is one of our HOA's biggest expenses. Therefore serving on our Landscape Committee is an important and public charge.
Our pollinator garden .. read the latest update at the green tab to the right
Along the path to the pond, a group of volunteers has created a garden full of flowers for pollinators – butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, and insects. Why? Because California’s butterfly populations are in steep decline. Statewide since the 1980s there has been a 99.4% decline in the overwintering populations of monarch butterflies as a result of habitat loss, climate change, and pesticide use.
The pollinator garden at Cornerstone, designed by Kate Frey, is the inspiration for our garden, which will feature mostly native plants. Kate’s book, “The Bee-friendly Garden,” is a great guide.
To date we've planted over 100 plants of over 50 different kinds. Here is the plant list as of late 2021. A special patch of milkweed has been set aside for Monarch butterflies whose numbers are in steep decline.
The site is also becoming a quiet place for residents to meander and observe wildlife up close. The sitting area of three redwood stumps has become a particularly popular spot to relax and distantly socialize on a sunny day.
You are invited to help with the garden. Just contact Dave Herrema regarding future planning, weeding, digging, and planting.
The Landscape Committee is chaired by Kathie Farrell.
The pollinator garden -- May 2021
A monarch in the pollinator garden in August