Events & Activities

Weed Warriors Invasive Plant Clean-ups

Meet up with us to pull invasive plants and weeds from an area in our village.

We plan to have recurring Weed Warrior events approximately every 2 weeks in various locations.

Know before you go:

  • Wear long pants and long sleeves. Bug repellent recommended.
  • Bring your favorite gardening gloves and pruners or loppers.
  • Masks will be required during interactions. We hope to be able to work while spreading out.
  • Please sign in with a Weed Warrior Leader in a yellow vest when you arrive.

Registration is recommended so that we can share any last minute updates due to weather or other circumstances.

For dates, locations, and to register visit

Organized by the Long Reach Watershed Advisory Committee and the Long Reach Community Association.

4/22 to 4/25 – Sustainable Landscaping Tour

April 22nd – 25th, 2021

We’re excited several neighbors have volunteered to show off the sustainable practices in their yards to celebrate Earth Day this year! We’re hoping this tour will help to acknowledge those who are already making sustainable choices, while also encouraging neighbors to give something new a try.

If you’d like to see some local examples of pollinator gardens, rain gardens, rain barrels, lawn-reduction, and much more, please consider registering for the self guided tour that will take place between April 22nd – 25th. You’ll receive the tour guide booklet with descriptions of each destination, and a list of local resources that can help you implement some of the sustainable practices on display.

Register at

4/24/21 – Paper Shredding

April 24, 2021 · 9am – noon

Meet us at 6110 Foreland Garth to safely and securely dispose of sensitive information.

FREE for all Long Reach residents (ID Required)
$10 for all others.

Limit 3 grocery bags/banker boxes per household.
First come, first served. The event is over once the truck is full.

What to bring: Recyclable documents with sensitive information

Please DO NOT bring: Non-sensitive or non-recyclable materials such as magazines, flyers, newspapers, binders, x-rays.

4/26/21 – Creating a Pollinator Patch

April 26, 2021 at 7pm

Discover the easiest way to create a native flower garden to attract butterflies and bees. Find out how to support both adults and young, including plants recommendations that thrive even in yards with deer and heavy clay soil.

Visit to register.

4/29/21 – Cul de Sac Gardens for Pollinators

April 29, 2021 at 7pm

Find out how you could transform your cul de sac into a beautiful and beneficial oasis for pollinators.

Discover the helpful resources that are available to Howard County, Columbia, and Long Reach residents.

This free, hour-long presentation will be held via Zoom.

This presentation was organized by the Long Reach Watershed Advisory Committee, Long Reach Community Association, Bee City USA , and Live Green Howard.

Register at

5/3/21 – Sustaining Nature & Ourselves with Natives

May 3, 2021 at 7pm

Native plants form the cornerstone of our world. They provide food, habitat, and shelter for insects, birds, and other wildlife. Without them, wildlife and humans could not exist.

This talk will define the difference between native, aggressive native, and invasive plants. It will also explain how to design gardens using natives; what colors attract butterflies and bees; and which plants attract the most pollinators.

The talk should help gardeners and homeowners create beautiful and sustainable spaces in which native plants and wildlife flourish. 

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5/10/21 – Composting Demystified

May 10, 2021 at 7pm

Explore how you can turn leaves, grass, and vegetable matter into black gold in your own backyard.

Visit to register.

Long Reach Village Cook Book

What’s cooking Long Reach?

Village Cookbook Submission Deadline: May 1, 2021

Join us as we collect and share our favorite recipes – new or old, simple or fancy – in the Long Reach Village Cookbook. Our goal is to make a digital version of this cookbook available for free to all residents. Depending on the amount of interest, we may offer a physical version available for purchase.

To submit your recipe, fill out this online form.

Questions? Email

The Spring Scavenger Hunt is Here!

As you explore outdoors, keep an eye out for these items. Have fun and stay safe out there!

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