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New Beginnings News

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Hello and welcome to another edition of the New Beginnings: Woodlawn Wildlife Area Newsletter. It has been a great year for New Beginnings; with many new and exciting projects taking place. We had four big events onsite, including Earth Day, National Pollinator Week, National Public Lands Day Event, and the 2nd Annual Native Plant Sale to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Cecil County. In between those events, volunteers from local Girl and Boy Scout troops, local schools, youth groups, community members, Universities and others ventured to the site to combat invasive weeds, plant native plants, learn about biodiversity and enhance wildlife habitat on site.

Being my fourth season at New Beginnings, I am amazed at the amount of devotion and enthusiasm that the community shows as they continue to make New Beginnings a special place for wildlife. Apparently, efforts to restore the site are working, as we have added quite a few interesting new species to the growing list of organisms that call this place home.

As the weather gets cooler, I will still be on site 1-2 times per week managing the site for wildlife. There are even more exciting plans in the works for the site, I encourage everyone to visit New Beginnings and see what’s new.

If you have questions, or would like to know about volunteer opportunities at New Beginnings, I can be reached anytime by emailing me at

Wishing you a New Year filled with new hope, new joy and New Beginnings!

Jeff Popp
Land Restoration Manager
Wildlife Habitat Council