Halloween in the Forest!
Monday, October 31, 4:30-7:30pm
Cooler weather, leaves are thinking about changing, pumpkin spice is in the air, oh, and hot dogs!
Must be time for the Annual Halloween Hot Dog Party! Dress up your kids, pets or significant other and come out to be neighborly! We will provide hotdogs, chili and chips. Neighbors can bring sides or desserts. BYOB. Then the kids can trick or treat in the Forest!
The 400 and 500 blocks of Kalmia will be blocked off for the treats and tricking.
Contact Lauren Bradley at 678-637-5347 or Violet Beets at 803-403-5980, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or to help out.
SFNA Gets Results!
SFNA worked to get neighborhood potholes fixed and have Sherwood Forest designated a 25mph neighborhood through constituent services and persistence with government folks!
Let us know if you have neighborhood concerns that we might be able to help with.
A task force made up of volunteers in your Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association led by our VP Pat Mason is embarking on a project to build an image and identity that reflects how we all feel.
This first part of the process is meant to discover WHY residents and your children love living here. Our request is to take a few minutes to have some family conversations, gather your thoughts and answer a short 4 question survey.
SFNA Forest Friends
We hope everyone survived the little blow we just experienced, and family and friends are all safe!
Every time we have a big storm, we lose some trees, and folks often get scared and decide to cut down trees in their yard.
Please think carefully, though, before you cut down trees. If you are concerned, get trees evaluated by a professional arborist. Most healthy trees weather storms just fine. And trees provide so many other benefits. They actually help to absorb all the water from storms that would otherwise run off, erode property, and cause flooding. Large shade trees can lower summer temperatures by as much as 10 degrees – and it takes about 40% coverage of a given area to have that cooling effect. So every tree is important!
Our inaugural offer of free native trees for neighbors was a success! We are partnering with the Midlands Chapter of the SC Native Plant Society to order 15 requested trees. Most folks were interested in trees with fall color or spring blooms. Some of the favorites with blooms were Red Buckeye, Dogwood, and Redbud. Larger trees chosen with great fall colors were Blackgum, Sweetgum, and Persimmon. Keep an eye open for some of these new trees in the coming months!
While ordering through Forest Friends for this year is closed, the fall is a great time to plant trees, shrubs, and perennials. If you are looking for natives that support pollinators, birds, and other wildlife, check out the October 14th and 15th Midlands Native Plants Sale.
Did you know that pollinators contribute to one in every three bites of food we eat?! And pollinators rely mostly on native plants.
UofSC Belser Arboretum Open House
Saturday, October 16, 1pm-4pm
Open House is always the 3rd Sunday of every month.
Our guest speaker is Joshua Stone, UofSC Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, who will talk about home-grown edible mushrooms, and show us of the non-edible but interesting fungi in the Arboretum.
SFNA Annual Meeting
Wednesday, November 9, 6:30pm-8pm
The next Annual Meeting of the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association is scheduled for Wednesday, November 9 from 6:30pm-8pm.
Elections for the President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer to serve for terms of two years will be conducted.
If you have an issue you would like discussed at the meeting please let us know!
2022 General Elections
Tuesday, November 8
October 7 – Registration deadline
October 28 – Deadline to apply for absentee ballot for General Election
To register or check your status, or for other information see the Richland County website…
Sherwood Forest is divided between two voting Precincts: Ward 14 and Ward 17. Ward 14 includes the south side of Duncan Street to Kalmia, the west side of Kalmia south to Mimosa, and the south side of Mimosa to Beltline.
Please note that US Congressional map redistricting now has Ward 14 in the 6th Congressional District!
Contested elections include: Governor and Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, State Superintendent of Education, U.S. Senate 2, U.S. House of Representatives District 06, and State House of Representatives District 75. There are two Statewide Constitutional Amendments on the ballot.
To see a Sample Ballot and other voting information see SCVotes.gov
SFNA Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up
Saturday, December 3, 9:30-11am
Mark your calendars! The November pickup has been rescheduled.